post

Another word for your job is your post. It's also the delivery of letters and packages, as in the Postal Service.

This word has many meanings, most of which are related to jobs and mail. A post is position in a company, like manager or clerk, or it could be where you’re stationed in the military, like a base in Afghanistan. You can post an ad on a bulletin board or an announcement on a web page. Many newspapers include this term, like The Washington Post. A pole or stake sticking out of the ground is a totally different post.

PRIMARY MEANINGS OF: post

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an upright consisting of a piece of timber or metal fixed firmly in an upright position
mark with a stake
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the system whereby messages are transmitted via the post office
cause to be directed or transmitted to another place
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a job in an organization
assign to a station
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place so as to be noticed
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ride Western style and bob up and down in the saddle in rhythm with a horse's trotting gait
FULL DEFINITIONS OF: post
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n an upright consisting of a piece of timber or metal fixed firmly in an upright position

“he set a row of posts in the ground and strung barbwire between them”
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bitt, bollard
a strong post (as on a wharf or quay or ship for attaching mooring lines)
carrick bitt
either of a pair of strong posts that support a windlass on a ship's deck
corner post
a square post supporting a structural member at the corner of a building
gatepost
either of two posts that bound a gate
goalpost
one of a pair of posts (usually joined by a crossbar) that are set up as a goal at each end of a playing field
hitching post
a fixed post with a ring to which a horse can be hitched to prevent it from straying
hop pole
a tall pole to support the wires on which the hop plant is trained
king post
post connecting the crossbeam to the apex of a triangular truss
lamppost
a metal post supporting an outdoor lamp (such as a streetlight)
maypole
a vertical pole or post decorated with streamers that can be held by dancers celebrating May Day
newel, newel post
the post at the top or bottom of a flight of stairs; it supports the handrail
queen post
vertical tie post in a roof truss
rudderpost, rudderstock
a vertical post at the forward edge of a rudder that enables the rudder to pivot
stake
a strong wooden or metal post with a point at one end so it can be driven into the ground
stanchion
any vertical post or rod used as a support
standard
an upright pole or beam (especially one used as a support)
stump
(cricket) any of three upright wooden posts that form the wicket
telegraph pole, telegraph post, telephone pole
tall pole supporting telephone wires
timber
a post made of wood
whipping post
post formerly used in public to which offenders are tied to be whipped
hinging post, swinging post
the gatepost on which the gate is hung
riding bitt
one of the large bitts used to secure the cable of a dropped anchor
shutting post
the gatepost against which the gate closes
Type of:
upright, vertical
a vertical structural member as a post or stake

n a pole or stake set up to mark something (as the start or end of a race track)

“a pair of posts marked the goal”
Synonyms:
stake
Types:
starting post
a post marking the starting point of a race (especially a horse race)
winning post
the post at the end of a racecourse
Type of:
visual signal
a signal that involves visual communication

v mark with a stake

Synonyms:
stake
Type of:
mark
make or leave a mark on
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n the system whereby messages are transmitted via the post office

Synonyms:
mail, mail service, postal service
Types:
airmail, airpost
a system of conveying mail by aircraft
snail mail
any mail that is physically delivered by the postal service
RFD, rural free delivery
free government delivery of mail in outlying country areas
Type of:
communicating, communication
the activity of communicating; the activity of conveying information

n the delivery and collection of letters and packages

“it came by the first post
“if you hurry you'll catch the post
Type of:
bringing, delivery
the act of delivering or distributing something (as goods or mail)

n any particular collection of letters or packages that is delivered

“is there any post for me?”
“she was opening her post
Synonyms:
mail
Types:
fan mail
mail sent to public figures from their admirers
hate mail
mail that expresses the writer's dislike or hatred (usually in offensive language)
mailing
mail sent by a sender at one time
Type of:
accumulation, aggregation, assemblage, collection
several things grouped together or considered as a whole

v cause to be directed or transmitted to another place

Synonyms:
mail, send
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express
send by rapid transport or special messenger service
airmail
send or transport by airmail
register
send by registered mail
express-mail
send by express mail or courier
Type of:
transfer
move from one place to another
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n a job in an organization

“he occupied a post in the treasury”
Synonyms:
berth, billet, office, place, position, situation, spot
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academicianship
the position of member of an honorary academy
accountantship
the position of accountant
admiralty
the office of admiral
ambassadorship
the post of ambassador
apostleship
the position of apostle
apprenticeship
the position of apprentice
associateship
the position of associate (as in an office or academy)
attorneyship
the position of attorney
bailiffship
the office of bailiff
baronetage
the state of a baronet
bishopry, episcopate
the office and dignity of a bishop
cadetship
the position of cadet
caliphate
the office of a caliph
captaincy, captainship
the post of captain
cardinalship
the office of cardinal
chairmanship
the position of chairman
chancellorship
the office of chancellor
chaplaincy, chaplainship
the position of chaplain
chieftaincy, chieftainship
the position of chieftain
clerkship
the job of clerk
commandership, commandery
the position or office of commander
comptrollership
the position of comptroller
consulship
the post of consul
controllership
the position of controller
councillorship, councilorship
the position of council member
counsellorship, counselorship
the position of counselor
curacy
the position of a curate
curatorship
the position of curator
custodianship
the position of custodian
deanery, deanship
the position or office of a dean
directorship
the position of a director of a business concern
discipleship
the position of disciple
editorship
the position of editor
eldership
the office of elder
emirate
the office of an emir
fatherhood
the status of a father
fatherhood
the status of a religious leader
foremanship
the position of foreman
generalcy, generalship
the office and authority of a general
governorship
the office of governor
headship
the position of head
headship
the position of headmaster or headmistress
hot seat
a difficult position where you are subjected to stress and criticism
incumbency
the office of an incumbent
inspectorship
the office of inspector
instructorship
the position of instructor
internship
the position of a medical intern
judgeship, judicature
the position of judge
khanate
the position of a khan
lectureship
the post of lecturer
legateship, legation
the post or office of legate
legislatorship
the office of legislator
librarianship
the position of librarian
lieutenancy
the position of a lieutenant
magistracy, magistrature
the position of magistrate
managership
the position of manager
manhood
the status of being a man
marshalship
the post of marshall
mastership
the position of master
mayoralty
the position of mayor
messiahship
the position of messiah
moderatorship
the position of moderator
overlordship
the position of overlord
pastorate, pastorship
the position of pastor
peasanthood
the state of being a peasant
plum
a highly desirable position or assignment
praetorship
the office of praetor
precentorship
the position of precentor
preceptorship
the position of preceptor
prefecture
the office of prefect
prelacy, prelature
the office or station of a prelate
premiership
the office of premier
presidency, presidentship
the office and function of president
primateship
the office of primate
principalship
the post of principal
priorship
the office of prior
proconsulate, proconsulship
the position of proconsul
proctorship
the position of proctor
chair, professorship
the position of professor
protectorship
the position of protector
public office
a position concerning the people as a whole
rabbinate
the office or function of a rabbi
receivership
the office of a receiver
rectorate, rectorship
the office or station of a rector
regency
the office of a regent
residency
the position of physician who is receiving special training in a hospital (usually after completing an internship)
rulership
the position of ruler
sainthood
the status and dignity of a saint
secretaryship
the position of secretary
feudal lordship, seigneury, seigniory
the position and authority of a feudal lord
senatorship
the office of senator
sinecure
an office that involves minimal duties
solicitorship
the position of solicitor
speakership
the position of Speaker
stewardship
the position of steward
studentship
the position of student
teachership
the position of teacher
thaneship
the position of thane
throne
the position and power of an exalted person (a sovereign or bishop) who is entitled to sit in a chair of state on ceremonial occasions
treasurership
the position of treasurer
tribuneship
the position of tribune
trusteeship
the position of trustee
vice-presidency
the office and function of a vice president
viceroyship
the position of viceroy
viziership
the position of vizier
wardenship
the position of warden
wardership
the position of warder
womanhood
the status of a woman
headmastership
the position of headmaster
headmistressship
the position of headmistress
Chief Executive, President, President of the United States
the office of the United States head of state
bully pulpit
a public office of sufficiently high rank that it provides the holder with an opportunity to speak out and be listened to on any matter
Attorney General, Attorney General of the United States
the position of the head of the Justice Department and the chief law enforcement officer of the United States
Agriculture Secretary, Secretary of Agriculture
the position of the head of the Department of Agriculture
Commerce Secretary, Secretary of Commerce
the position of the head of the Department of Commerce
Defense Secretary, Secretary of Defense
the position of the head of the Department of Defense
Education Secretary, Secretary of Education
the position of the head of the Education Department
Energy Secretary, Secretary of Energy
the position of the head of the Department of Energy
Secretary of Health and Human Services
the position of the head of the Department of Health and Human Services
Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
the position of the head of the Department of Housing and Urban Development
Labor Secretary, Secretary of Labor
the position of the head of the Department of Labor
Secretary of State
the position of the head of the State Department
Interior Secretary, Secretary of the Interior
the position of the head of the Department of the Interior
Secretary of the Treasury, Treasury Secretary
the position of the head of the Treasury Department
Secretary of Transportation, Transportation Secretary
the position of the head of the Department of Transportation
Secretary of Veterans Affairs
the position of the head of the Department of Veterans Affairs
Secretary of War, War Secretary
head of a former executive department; combined with the Navy Secretary to form the Defense Secretary in 1947
Navy Secretary, Secretary of the Navy
head of a former executive department; combined with the War Secretary to form the Defense Secretary in 1947
Secretary of Commerce and Labor
head of a former executive department created in 1903 and divided into two departments in 1913
Secretary of Health Education and Welfare
head of a former executive department created in 1953 and divided into two departments in 1979
Type of:
business, job, line, line of work, occupation
the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money

n the position where someone (as a guard or sentry) stands or is assigned to stand

“a soldier manned the entrance post
Synonyms:
station
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bridgehead
a defensive post at the end of a bridge nearest to the enemy
lookout, observation post
an elevated post affording a wide view
outpost, outstation
a station in a remote or sparsely populated location
meteorological observation post, weather station
one of a network of observation posts where meteorological data is recorded
Type of:
place, position
the particular portion of space occupied by something

n military installation at which a body of troops is stationed

“there is an officer's club on the post
Synonyms:
military post
Examples:
Fort George Gordon Meade
a United States Army base in Maryland; headquarters of the National Security Agency
Types:
fort, garrison
a fortified military post where troops are stationed
outpost
a military post stationed at a distance from the main body of troops
Type of:
military installation
any facility servicing military forces

v assign to a station

Synonyms:
place, send, station
Types:
garrison
station (troops) in a fort or garrison
fort
station (troops) in a fort
locate, place, site
assign a location to
Type of:
displace, move
cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense

v assign to a post; put into a post

“The newspaper posted him in Timbuktu”
Type of:
assign, delegate, depute, designate
give an assignment to (a person) to a post, or assign a task to (a person)
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v place so as to be noticed

post a sign”
post a warning at the dump”
Synonyms:
put up
Type of:
instal, install, put in, set up
set up for use

v affix in a public place or for public notice

post a warning”
Types:
placard
post in a public place
Type of:
affix, stick on
attach to

v publicize with, or as if with, a poster

“I'll post the news on the bulletin board”
Types:
bill, placard
publicize or announce by placards
Type of:
announce, denote
make known; make an announcement

v display, as of records in sports games

Type of:
enter, put down, record
make a record of; set down in permanent form

v transfer (entries) from one account book to another

Synonyms:
carry
carry
transfer (a number, cipher, or remainder) to the next column or unit's place before or after, in addition or multiplication
Type of:
transfer
move from one place to another

v enter on a public list

Type of:
list
include in a list

v mark or expose as infamous

Synonyms:
brand
Type of:
call
ascribe a quality to or give a name of a common noun that reflects a quality
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v ride Western style and bob up and down in the saddle in rhythm with a horse's trotting gait

Type of:
ride horseback
ride on horseback
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