posts, posting, posted
1) N-SING: the N, also by N The post is the public service or system by which letters and packages are collected and delivered. [mainly BRIT]

You'll receive your book through the post...

The winner will be notified by post...

The cheque is in the post.

(in AM, usually use mail)
2) N-UNCOUNT You can use post to refer to letters and packages that are delivered to you. [mainly BRIT]

He flipped through the post without opening any of it...

There has been no post in three weeks.

(in AM, usually use mail)
3) N-UNCOUNT: supp N Post is used to refer to an occasion when letters or packages are delivered. For example, first post on a particular day is the first time that things are delivered. [mainly BRIT]

Entries must arrive by first post next Wednesday...

They just have to wait patiently for the next post.

4) VERB If you post a letter or package, you send it to someone by putting it in a post box or by taking it to a post office. [mainly BRIT]

[V n] If I write a letter, would you post it for me?...

[V n n] I'm posting you a cheque tonight...

[V n to n] I posted a letter to Stanley saying I was an old Army friend.

Post off means the same as .

V n P He'd left me to pack up the mail and post it off... V P n (<pron) All you do is complete and post off a form.

(in AM, usually use mail)
5) VERB If you post notices, signs, or other pieces of information somewhere, you fix them to a wall or board so that everyone can see them.

[V n] Officials began posting warning notices...

[V n prep/adv] She has posted photographs on bulletin boards.

Post up means the same as post.

V n P He has posted a sign up that says `No Fishing'... Also V n P prep/adv V P n (not pron) We post up a set of rules for the house.

6) VERB If you post information on the Internet, you make the information available to other people on the Internet.

[be V-ed] A consultation paper has been posted on the Internet inviting input from Net users.

7) PHRASE: keep inflects, oft PHR on/with n If you keep someone posted, you keep giving them the latest information about a situation that they are interested in.

Keep me posted on your progress.

II [[t]po͟ʊst[/t]] JOBS AND PLACES
posts, posting, posted
1) N-COUNT: usu with supp, oft N of/as n A post in a company or organization is a job or official position in it, usually one that involves responsibility. [FORMAL]

She had earlier resigned her post as President Menem's assistant...

Sir Peter has held several senior military posts.

2) VERB: usu passive If you are posted somewhere, you are sent there by the organization that you work for and usually work there for several years.

[be V-ed prep/adv] After training she was posted to Brixton...

[be V-ed prep/adv] It is normal to spend two or three years working in this country before being posted overseas.

3) N-COUNT: usu poss N You can use post to refer to the place where a soldier, guard, or other person has been told to remain and to do his or her job.

Quick men, back to your post!

station, position
4) VERB If a soldier, guard, or other person is posted somewhere, they are told to stand there, in order to supervise an activity or guard a place.

[be V-ed prep/adv] Police have now been posted outside all temples...

[V n prep/adv] British Rail had to post a signalman at the entrance to the tunnel...

[V-ed] We have guards posted near the windows. [Also be V-ed]

5) See also , staging post
III [[t]po͟ʊst[/t]] POLES
(Please look at category 4 to see if the expression you are looking for is shown under another headword.)
1) N-COUNT A post is a strong upright pole made of wood or metal that is fixed into the ground.

You have to get eight wooden posts, and drive them into the ground...

The device is fixed to a post.

2) N-COUNT A post is the same as a goalpost.

Wimbledon were unlucky not to win after hitting the post twice.

3) N-SING: the N On a horse-racing track, the post is a pole which marks the finishing point.
4) See also first-past-the-post
to pip someone at the postsee pip

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