post

a.

  1. Hired to do what is wrong; suborned.

n.

  1. A piece of timber, metal, or other solid substance, fixed, or to be fixed, firmly in an upright position, especially when intended as a stay or support to something else; a pillar; as, a hitching post; a fence post; the posts of a house.
  2. The doorpost of a victualer's shop or inn, on which were chalked the scores of customers; hence, a score; a debt.
  3. The place at which anything is stopped, placed, or fixed; a station.
  4. A station, or one of a series of stations, established for the refreshment and accommodation of travelers on some recognized route; as, a stage or railway post.
  5. A military station; the place at which a soldier or a body of troops is stationed; also, the troops at such a station.
  6. The piece of ground to which a sentinel's walk is limited.
  7. A messenger who goes from station; an express; especially, one who is employed by the government to carry letters and parcels regularly from one place to another; a letter carrier; a postman.
  8. An established conveyance for letters from one place or station to another; especially, the governmental system in any country for carrying and distributing letters and parcels; the post office; the mail; hence, the carriage by which the mail is transported.
  9. Haste or speed, like that of a messenger or mail carrier.
  10. One who has charge of a station, especially of a postal station.
  11. A station, office, or position of service, trust, or emolument; as, the post of duty; the post of danger.
  12. A size of printing and writing paper. See the Table under Paper.

v. t.

  1. To attach to a post, a wall, or other usual place of affixing public notices; to placard; as, to post a notice; to post playbills.
  2. To hold up to public blame or reproach; to advertise opprobriously; to denounce by public proclamation; as, to post one for cowardice.
  3. To enter (a name) on a list, as for service, promotion, or the like.
  4. To assign to a station; to set; to place; as, to post a sentinel.
  5. To carry, as an account, from the journal to the ledger; as, to post an account; to transfer, as accounts, to the ledger.
  6. To place in the care of the post; to mail; as, to post a letter.
  7. To inform; to give the news to; to make (one) acquainted with the details of a subject; -- often with up.

v. i.

  1. To travel with post horses; figuratively, to travel in haste.
  2. To rise and sink in the saddle, in accordance with the motion of the horse, esp. in trotting.

adv.

  1. With post horses; hence, in haste; as, to travel post.