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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sheth \Sheth\, n.
     The part of a plow which projects downward beneath the beam,
     for holding the share and other working parts; -- also called
     standard, or post.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Post- \Post-\ (p[=o]st). [L. post behind, after; cf. Skr.
     pa[,c]c[=a]behind, afterwards.]
     A prefix signifying behind, back, after; as, postcommissure,
     postdot, postscript.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Post \Post\, a. [F. aposter to place in a post or position,
     generally for a bad purpose.]
     Hired to do what is wrong; suborned. [Obs.] --Sir E. Sandys.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Post \Post\, n. [AS., fr. L. postis, akin to ponere, positum, to
     place. See Position, and cf. 4th Post.]
     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
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              They shall take of the blood, and strike it on the
              two side posts and on the upper doorpost of the
              houses.                               --Ex. xii. 7.
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              Then by main force pulled up, and on his shoulders
              The gates of Azza, post and massy bar. --Milton.
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              Unto his order he was a noble post.   --Chaucer.
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     Note: Post, in the sense of an upright timber or strut, is
           used in composition, in such words as king-post,
           queen-post, crown-post, gatepost, etc.
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     2. The doorpost of a victualer's shop or inn, on which were
        chalked the scores of customers; hence, a score; a debt.
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              When God sends coin
              I will discharge your post.           --S. Rowlands.
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     From pillar to post. See under Pillar.
     Knight of the post. See under Knight.
     Post hanger (Mach.), a bearing for a revolving shaft,
        adapted to be fastened to a post.
     Post hole, a hole in the ground to set the foot of a post
     Post mill, a form of windmill so constructed that the whole
        fabric rests on a vertical axis firmly fastened to the
        ground, and capable of being turned as the direction of
        the wind varies.
     Post and stall (Coal Mining), a mode of working in which
        pillars of coal are left to support the roof of the mine.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Post \Post\, n. [F. poste, LL. posta station, post (where horses
     were kept), properly, a fixed or set place, fem. fr. L.
     positus placed, p. p. of ponere. See Position, and cf.
     Post a pillar.]
     1. The place at which anything is stopped, placed, or fixed;
        a station. Specifically:
        (a) 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.
        (b) A military station; the place at which a soldier or a
            body of troops is stationed; also, the troops at such
            a station.
        (c) The piece of ground to which a sentinel's walk is
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     2. 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.
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              In certain places there be always fresh posts, to
              carry that further which is brought unto them by the
              other.                                --Abp. Abbot.
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              I fear my Julia would not deign my lines,
              Receiving them from such a worthless post. --Shak.
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     3. 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.
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              I send you the fair copy of the poem on dullness,
              which I should not care to hazard by the common
              post.                                 --Pope.
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     4. Haste or speed, like that of a messenger or mail carrier.
        [Obs.] "In post he came." --Shak.
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     5. One who has charge of a station, especially of a postal
        station. [Obs.]
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              He held office of postmaster, or, as it was then
              called, post, for several years.      --Palfrey.
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     6. A station, office, or position of service, trust, or
        emolument; as, the post of duty; the post of danger.
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              The post of honor is a private station. --Addison.
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     7. A size of printing and writing paper. See the Table under
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     Post and pair, an old game at cards, in which each player a
        hand of three cards. --B. Jonson.
     Post bag, a mail bag.
     Post bill, a bill of letters mailed by a postmaster.
     Post chaise, or Post coach, a carriage usually with four
        wheels, for the conveyance of travelers who travel post.
     Post day, a day on which the mall arrives or departs.
     Post hackney, a hired post horse. --Sir H. Wotton.
     Post horn, a horn, or trumpet, carried and blown by a
        carrier of the public mail, or by a coachman.
     Post horse, a horse stationed, intended, or used for the
     Post hour, hour for posting letters. --Dickens.
     Post office.
        (a) An office under governmental superintendence, where
            letters, papers, and other mailable matter, are
            received and distributed; a place appointed for
            attending to all business connected with the mail.
        (b) The governmental system for forwarding mail matter.
     Postoffice order. See Money order, under Money.
     Post road, or Post route, a road or way over which the
        mail is carried.
     Post town.
        (a) A town in which post horses are kept.
        (b) A town in which a post office is established by law.
     To ride post, to ride, as a carrier of dispatches, from
        place to place; hence, to ride rapidly, with as little
        delay as possible.
     To travel post, to travel, as a post does, by relays of
        horses, or by keeping one carriage to which fresh horses
        are attached at each stopping place.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Post \Post\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Posted; p. pr. & vb. n.
     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.
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     Note: Formerly, a large post was erected before the sheriff's
           office, or in some public place, upon which legal
           notices were displayed. This way of advertisement has
           not entirely gone of use.
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     2. To hold up to public blame or reproach; to advertise
        opprobriously; to denounce by public proclamation; as, to
        post one for cowardice.
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              On pain of being posted to your sorrow
              Fail not, at four, to meet me.        --Granville.
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     3. To enter (a name) on a list, as for service, promotion, or
        the like.
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     4. To assign to a station; to set; to place; as, to post a
        sentinel. "It might be to obtain a ship for a lieutenant,
        . . . or to get him posted." --De Quincey.
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     5. (Bookkeeping) To carry, as an account, from the journal to
        the ledger; as, to post an account; to transfer, as
        accounts, to the ledger.
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              You have not posted your books these ten years.
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     6. To place in the care of the post; to mail; as, to post a
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     7. To inform; to give the news to; to make (one) acquainted
        with the details of a subject; -- often with up.
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              Thoroughly posted up in the politics and literature
              of the day.                           --Lond. Sat.
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     To post off, to put off; to delay. [Obs.] "Why did I,
        venturously, post off so great a business?" --Baxter.
     To post over, to hurry over. [Obs.] --Fuller.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Post \Post\, v. i. [Cf. OF. poster. See 4th Post.]
     1. To travel with post horses; figuratively, to travel in
        haste. "Post seedily to my lord your husband." --Shak.
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              And post o'er land and ocean without rest. --Milton.
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     2. (Man.) To rise and sink in the saddle, in accordance with
        the motion of the horse, esp. in trotting. [Eng.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Post \Post\, adv.
     With post horses; hence, in haste; as, to travel post.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: the position where someone (as a guard or sentry) stands or
           is assigned to stand; "a soldier manned the entrance post";
           "a sentry station" [syn: post, station]
      2: military installation at which a body of troops is stationed;
         "this military post provides an important source of income
         for the town nearby"; "there is an officer's club on the
         post" [syn: military post, post]
      3: a job in an organization; "he occupied a post in the
         treasury" [syn: position, post, berth, office,
         spot, billet, place, situation]
      4: 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"
      5: United States aviator who in 1933 made the first solo flight
         around the world (1899-1935) [syn: Post, Wiley Post]
      6: United States female author who wrote a book and a syndicated
         newspaper column on etiquette (1872-1960) [syn: Post,
         Emily Post, Emily Price Post]
      7: United States manufacturer of breakfast cereals and Postum
         (1854-1914) [syn: Post, C. W. Post, Charles William
      8: any particular collection of letters or packages that is
         delivered; "your mail is on the table"; "is there any post
         for me?"; "she was opening her post" [syn: mail, post]
      9: 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"; "the
         corner of the lot was indicated by a stake" [syn: post,
      10: the system whereby messages are transmitted via the post
          office; "the mail handles billions of items every day"; "he
          works for the United States mail service"; "in England they
          call mail `the post'" [syn: mail, mail service, postal
          service, post]
      11: the delivery and collection of letters and packages; "it
          came by the first post"; "if you hurry you'll catch the
      v 1: affix in a public place or for public notice; "post a
      2: publicize with, or as if with, a poster; "I'll post the news
         on the bulletin board"
      3: assign to a post; put into a post; "The newspaper posted him
         in Timbuktu"
      4: assign to a station [syn: station, post, send, place]
      5: display, as of records in sports games
      6: enter on a public list
      7: transfer (entries) from one account book to another [syn:
         post, carry]
      8: ride Western style and bob up and down in the saddle in
         rhythm with a horse's trotting gait
      9: mark with a stake; "stake out the path" [syn: stake,
      10: place so as to be noticed; "post a sign"; "post a warning at
          the dump" [syn: post, put up]
      11: cause to be directed or transmitted to another place; "send
          me your latest results"; "I'll mail you the paper when it's
          written" [syn: mail, post, send]
      12: mark or expose as infamous; "She was branded a loose woman"
          [syn: post, brand]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  517 Moby Thesaurus words for "post":
     Hermes, Iris, Mercury, PP, Paul Revere, Pheidippides, RD, RFD,
     Samson post, accredit, acquaint, acropolis, advertise, advise,
     affiliate, affix, air-express, airfreight, airmail, angle,
     announce, appoint, appointment, apprise, arcade, arm, assign,
     assignment, atlas, authorize, balance, balance the books, ballyhoo,
     baluster, balustrade, banister, bark, base, bastion, beachhead,
     beam, berth, bill, billet, blockhouse, board, boarding, bolt, bond,
     book, book post, boost, bottomry, boutique, brace, branch,
     branch office, bridgehead, brief, build up, bulletin, bundle,
     bunker, bustle, calendar, capitalize, career, carrier, carry,
     carry over, carve, caryatid, cast up accounts, castle, catalog,
     chain store, chalk, chalk up, chapter, charge, charge off, charter,
     chase, check in, chore, chronicle, circularize, circulate, citadel,
     clapboard, close out, close the books, clue, co-op, collection,
     colonnade, colonnette, column, come across, come across with,
     come down with, come through with, commission, commissionaire,
     commit, concession, connection, consign, cooperative, cord,
     cordwood, correspondence, cough up, countinghouse, country store,
     courier, credit, crowd, cry up, cut, dado, dart, dash, dash off,
     dash on, deal, debit, delegate, delivery, department store,
     deposit, depute, deputize, detach, detail, devolute, devolve,
     devolve upon, die, dime store, diplomatic courier, direct mail,
     direct-mail selling, discount house, discount store, dispatch,
     distance, division, docket, donjon, doorjamb, doorpost,
     double-time, driftwood, drop a letter, duty, embark, emissary,
     employment, emporium, empower, engagement, engrave, enroll,
     enscroll, enter, entrust, enumerate, establish, establishment,
     estafette, expedite, export, express, fasthold, fastness,
     festinate, file, fill in, fill out, firewood, five-and-ten, fling,
     footing, footstalk, fork over, fort, fortress, forward,
     fourth-class mail, frank, freight, function, garrison,
     garrison house, gatepost, general store, get going, get moving,
     gig, give a write-up, give in charge, give publicity, go bail,
     go-between, grave, grease the palm, ground, halfpenny post,
     handsel, hardwood, haste, hasten, hie, hitching post, hock, hold,
     house, hump, hump it, hurry, hurry on, hurry through, hurry up,
     hurry-scurry, hurtle, hustle, hypothecate, impanel, impignorate,
     incise, incumbency, index, inform, inscribe, insert, inventory,
     itemize, jack, jamb, job, jot down, journalize, junk mail, keep,
     keep books, keep score, kick in, king post, lath, lathing,
     lathwork, lay on one, leap, leg, letter post, letters, license,
     list, local, locate, lodge, log, lose no time, lumber, magasin,
     mail, mail-order house, mail-order selling, mailing list,
     make a memorandum, make a note, make an entry, make haste,
     make out, mark down, market, mart, martello, martello tower,
     matriculate, message-bearer, messenger, milepost, minute, mission,
     moonlighting, mortgage, mote, motte, move quickly, mullion,
     necropsy, newel, newel-post, newspaper post, note, note down,
     notify, nuncio, office, offshoot, opening, organ, pale, panelboard,
     paneling, panelwork, parcel post, park, pawn, pedestal, pedicel,
     peduncle, peel, peel tower, peristyle, perspective, picket, pier,
     pigeonhole, pilaster, pile, piling, pillar, pillbox, placard,
     place, place upon record, plank, planking, pledge, plinth, plug,
     plunge, plunk down, plyboard, plywood, pole, poll, pony up,
     portico, pose, posit, position, post bills, post day, post up,
     postal service, postboy, poster, postmortem,
     postmortem examination, postrider, press on, press-agent, proclaim,
     program, promote, promulgate, prop, propagate, publicize, publish,
     puff, puncheon, push on, put, put down, put in hock, put in pawn,
     put in writing, put on paper, put on tape, put up, pylon,
     queen-post, race, rath, record, reduce to writing, register,
     registered mail, remit, retail store, role, run, runner,
     rural delivery, rural free delivery, rush, rush through, safehold,
     salon, scamper, schedule, scoot, score, scour, scramble, scud,
     scurry, scuttle, sea mail, seapost, seat, second job, sell, send,
     send away, send forth, send off, send out, service, set, set down,
     shaft, shake, sheathing, sheathing board, sheeting, shingle, ship,
     shoot, shop, shore, sideboard, siding, signpost, situate,
     situation, skedaddle, slab, slat, snubbing post, socle, softwood,
     special delivery, special handling, spiel, splat, spot, spout,
     spurt, staff, stake, stalk, stanchion, stand, standard, standing,
     station, status, stave, stay, stem, step on it, stick,
     stick of wood, stile, store, stovewood, strike a balance,
     strong point, stronghold, strut, stump up, subbase, submit,
     supermarket, support, surbase, surface mail, tabulate, take down,
     tally, tape, tape-record, task, tear, telamon, tell, tenure,
     three-by-four, tickle the palm, timber, timbering, timberwork,
     tower, tower of strength, trading post, transfer, transmit, trunk,
     two-by-four, upright, vacancy, variety shop, variety store, venue,
     videotape, viewpoint, ward, warehouse, wareroom, warn, warrant,
     weatherboard, wholesale house, wing, wood, work, write, write down,
     write in, write out, write up

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (February 2016) :

         Power-On Self-Test

From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

      To send a message to a mailing list or newsgroup. Distinguished in
      context from mail; one might ask, for example: ?Are you going to post the
      patch or mail it to known users??

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

      To send a message to a mailing list or
     newsgroup.  Usually implies that the message is sent
     indiscriminately to multiple users, in contrast to "mail"
     which implies one or more deliberately selected individual
     You should only post a message if you think it will be of
     interest to a significant proportion of the readers of the
     group or list, otherwise you should use private electronic
     mail instead.  See netiquette.
     [{Jargon File]

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  power-on self-test
      (POST) A sequence of diagnostic tests that
     are run automatically by a device when the power is turned on.
     In a personal computer a typical POST sequence does the
     - checks that the system board is working
     - checks that the memory is working
     - compares the current system configuration with that
     recorded by the PC's configuration program to see if
     anything has been added or removed or broken
     - starts the video operation
     - checks that the diskette drive, hard disk drive,
     CD-ROM drive, and any other drives that may be installed
     are working.
     When POST is finished, typically it will beep, and then
     let your operating system start to boot.  If POST finds
     an error, it may beep more than once (or possibly not at all
     if it is your PC speaker that is broken) and display a POST
     error message.  These messages are often nothing more than a
     single ominous number.  Some common numbers and their
     meanings are:
     161 Dead battery
     (get a new battery for the system board)
     162 Configuration changed
     (you added some memory or a new card to the PC)
     301 Keyboard error
     (take the book off the corner of the keyboard)
     Because a successful POST indicates that the system is
     restored to known state, turning the power off and on is a
     standard way to reset a system whose software has hung.
     Compare 120 reset, Big Red Switch, power cycle.

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

     (1.) A runner, or courier, for the rapid transmission of
     letters, etc. (2 Chr. 30:6; Esther 3:13, 15; 8:10, 14; Job 9:25;
     Jer. 51:31). Such messengers were used from very early times.
     Those employed by the Hebrew kings had a military character (1
     Sam. 22:17; 2 Kings 10:25, "guard," marg. "runners"). The modern
     system of postal communication was first established by Louis
     XI. of France in A.D. 1464.
       (2.) This word sometimes also is used for lintel or threshold
     (Isa. 6:4).

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  POST. After. When two or more alienations or descents have taken place 
  between an original intruder ant or defendant in a writ of entry, the writ 
  is said to be in the post, because it states that the tenant had not entry 
  unless after the ouster of the original intruder. 3 Bl. Com. 182. See Entry, 
  limit of. 

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Post, TX -- U.S. city in Texas
     Population (2000):    3708
     Housing Units (2000): 1419
     Land area (2000):     3.750179 sq. miles (9.712918 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.019131 sq. miles (0.049548 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    3.769310 sq. miles (9.762466 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            59012
     Located within:       Texas (TX), FIPS 48
     Location:             33.191789 N, 101.380432 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     79356
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
      Post, TX

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