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post1 British & World English

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

post2 British & World English

The official service or system that delivers letters and parcels

post3 British & World English

A position of paid employment; a job

post4 British & World English

Subsequent to; after

post- British & World English

After in time or order

the post in post1 British & World English

A starting post or winning post

Post, Emily British & World 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 British & World 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 British & World English

Based on actual results rather than forecasts

post up in post1 British & World English

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

post up British & World English

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

Post-it British & World 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 British & World English

Post-operative

ante-post British & World 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 in bail1 British & World English

Pay a sum of money as bail

post bail British & World English

Pay a sum of money as bail

fly-post British & World English

Put up (advertising posters) in unauthorized places

low post British & World English

An offensive position on the court close to the basket

post-date British & World English

Affix or assign a date later than the actual one to (a document or event)

post-free British & World English

Carried by post free of charge to the customer

post hoc British & World English

Occurring or done after the event, especially with reference to the fallacious assumption that the occurrence in question has a logical relationship with the event it follows

post horn British & World English

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

post mill British & World English

A windmill supported by a post on which it pivots to catch the wind

post-obit British & World English

Taking effect after death

post-paid British & World English

(With reference to a letter or parcel) on which postage has already been paid

post-punk British & World English

Denoting a style of rock music inspired by punk but less aggressive in performance and musically more experimental

post room British & World English

The department of a company that deals with incoming and outgoing mail

post-tax British & World English

(Of income or profits) remaining after the deduction of taxes

post time British & World English

The time at which a race is scheduled to start and entrants must be at their starting positions

post town British & World English

A town having a main branch of the Post Office or its own postcode

post-war British & World English

Occurring or existing after a war (especially the Second World War)

tool post British & World English

The post of a machine tool which holds a cutting tool steady

lamp post British & World English

A tall pole with a light at the top; a street light

last post British & World 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

king post British & World English

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

cross-post British & World English

Post (a message, link, image, etc.) to more than one online location, such as a blog, social media website, or forum

fence post British & World English

A timber or metal post set in the ground as a supporting part of a fence

first post British & World English

(In the British armed forces) the first of two bugle calls giving notice of the hour of retiring at night

parcel post British & World English

The branch of the postal service dealing with parcels

penny post British & World English

A system of carrying letters at a charge of one penny, in particular the system established in the UK in 1840 at the instigation of Sir Rowland Hill

post-bellum British & World English

Occurring or existing after a war, in particular the American Civil War

post-chaise British & World English

A horse-drawn carriage used for transporting passengers or mail, especially in the 18th and early 19th centuries

post-coital British & World English

Occurring or done after sexual intercourse

post-haste British & World English

With great speed or immediacy

post-mortem British & World English

An examination of a dead body to determine the cause of death

post office British & World English

The public department or corporation responsible for postal services and (in some countries) telecommunications

post-partum British & World English

Following childbirth or the birth of young

post-racial British & World English

Denoting or relating to a period or society in which racial prejudice and discrimination no longer exist

post-synch British & World English

Add a sound recording to (film or video footage) at a later time

Samson post British & World English

A strong pillar fixed to a ship’s deck to act as a support for a tackle or other equipment


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