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.

Definitions of post
  1. noun
    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
  2. noun
    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
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    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
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    visual signal
    a signal that involves visual communication
  3. verb
    mark with a stake
    synonyms: stake
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    mark
    make or leave a mark on
  4. noun
    the system whereby messages are transmitted via the post office
    synonyms: mail, mail service, postal service
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    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
  5. noun
    the delivery and collection of letters and packages
    “it came by the first post
    “if you hurry you'll catch the post
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    bringing, delivery
    the act of delivering or distributing something (as goods or mail)
  6. noun
    any particular collection of letters or packages that is delivered
    “is there any post for me?”
    “she was opening her post
    synonyms: mail
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    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
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    accumulation, aggregation, assemblage, collection
    several things grouped together or considered as a whole
  7. verb
    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
  8. noun
    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
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    business, job, line, line of work, occupation
    the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money
  9. noun
    the position where someone (as a guard or sentry) stands or is assigned to stand
    “a soldier manned the entrance post
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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
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    place, position
    the particular portion of space occupied by something
  10. noun
    military installation at which a body of troops is stationed
    “there is an officer's club on the post
    synonyms: military post
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    Fort George Gordon Meade
    a United States Army base in Maryland; headquarters of the National Security Agency
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    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
  11. verb
    assign to a station
    synonyms: place, send, station
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    garrison
    station (troops) in a fort or garrison
    fort
    station (troops) in a fort
    locate, place, site
    assign a location to
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    displace, move
    cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense
  12. verb
    assign to a post; put into a post
    “The newspaper posted him in Timbuktu”
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    assign, delegate, depute, designate
    give an assignment to (a person) to a post, or assign a task to (a person)
  13. verb
    place so as to be noticed
    post a sign”
    post a warning at the dump”
    synonyms: put up
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    instal, install, put in, set up
    set up for use
  14. verb
    affix in a public place or for public notice
    post a warning”
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    placard
    post in a public place
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    affix, stick on
    attach to
  15. verb
    publicize with, or as if with, a poster
    “I'll post the news on the bulletin board”
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    bill, placard
    publicize or announce by placards
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    announce, denote
    make known; make an announcement
  16. verb
    display, as of records in sports games
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    enter, put down, record
    make a record of; set down in permanent form
  17. verb
    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
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    transfer
    move from one place to another
  18. verb
    enter on a public list
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    list
    include in a list
  19. verb
    mark or expose as infamous
    synonyms: brand
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    call
    ascribe a quality to or give a name of a common noun that reflects a quality
  20. verb
    ride Western style and bob up and down in the saddle in rhythm with a horse's trotting gait
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    ride horseback
    ride on horseback
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