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post- US English

After in time or order

post1 US English

A long, sturdy piece of timber or metal set upright in the ground and used to support something or as a marker

post2 US English

The official service or system that delivers letters and parcels

post3 US English

A position of paid employment; a job

post4 US English

Subsequent to; after

post1 US Thesaurus

wooden posts

post2 US Thesaurus

our federally regulated post

post3 US Thesaurus

there were seventy candidates for the post

the post in post1 US English

A starting post or winning post

Post, Emily US English

(1873–1960), US writer and columnist; full name Emily Price Post. She was an arbiter of social etiquette and was the last word on manners. She wrote Etiquette (1922)

Post, Wiley US English

(1898–1935), US aviator; full name Wiley Hardeman Post. He was the first man to fly solo around the world 1933, accomplishing this in 7 days, 18 hours, and 49 minutes. He was flying near Point Barrow, Alaska, with Will Rogers as his passenger when their plane crashed and they were both killed

ex post US English

Based on actual results rather than forecasts

post-16 US English

Designating or relating to education after the age of sixteen.

post up US English

Play in a position near the basket, along the side of the key

Post-it US English

A piece of paper with an adhesive strip on one side, designed to be stuck prominently to an object or surface and easily removed when necessary

post-op US English


aid post US English

A place at which wounded soldiers receive initial medical attention.

ante-post US English

(Of a bet on a horse race) placed at odds fixed at the time, and before the runners are known, on a horse thought likely to be entered

post bail US English

Pay a sum of money as bail

blog post US English

A piece of writing or other item of content posted on a blog

book post US English

The system and regulations under which books and printed matter may be sent through the post, often at a reduced price compared to other items.

fly-post US English

Put up (advertising posters) in unauthorized places

high post US English

US. Designating a bed that has a tall upright post at each corner, often for the support of a canopy or curtains. Compare four-post. Now chiefly historical.

king post US English

An upright post in the center of a roof truss, extending from the tie beam to the apex of the truss

last post US English

(In the British armed forces) the second of two bugle calls giving notice of the hour of retiring at night, played also at military funerals and acts of remembrance

low post US English

An offensive position on the court close to the basket

main post US English

The sternpost.

mill-post US English

A post supporting a windmill.

pawl-post US English

= pawl bitt.

pony post US English

= pony express.

post-AIDS US English

Of or designating the period since the emergence of the AIDS virus in the early 1980s.

post-Bang US English

Occurring or existing after, and especially as a result of, the ‘Big Bang’ on the London Stock Exchange in October 1986.

post bird US English

The spotted flycatcher, Muscicapa striata.

post-boat US English

A boat or ship engaged in conveying mail, especially on a regular route at fixed times; a packet-boat, a mailboat; a boat which carries passengers between certain points.

post boy US English

A boy who carries and delivers post; a boy or man who rides express, changing horses at intervals, to deliver letters, dispatches, etc. (now historical). Hence occasionally: a bringer of news; frequently as the title of a newspaper or periodical.

post-boy US English

The brown flycatcher or Jacky Winter, Microeca fascinans.

post butt US English

A block in the ground with a socket for holding a post.

post-cart US English

A cart (formerly horse-drawn) for the carriage of mail.

post-dam US English

A ridge constructed in post-damming.

post diem US English

After the due date, after the time in question; usually in the context of litigation about debt.

post-echo US English

A faint repetition of a loud sound occurring in a recording soon after the original as a result of the accidental transfer of signals in a recording medium.

post-edit US English

To edit a text, usually a translation, that has been produced or processed by a machine.

post-fact US English

= post facto.

post fine US English

A duty formerly paid to the Crown for the royal licence (licentia concordandi) to levy a fine.

post-form US English

To subject (a material, especially a thermosetting laminated plastic) to postforming.

post-free US English

Carried by post free of charge to the customer

post-gay US English

Of or designating a period in which homosexuality is no longer a significant social issue or a determining factor of cultural identity.

post hoc US English

Occurring or done after the event

post horn US English

A valveless horn used originally to signal the arrival or departure of a mounted courier or mail coach

post line US English

A postal route, especially in a terrain or region in which communication is difficult.

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