American English

Definition of post verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they post
    he / she / it posts
    past simple posted
    -ing form posting
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    public notice
  1. 1[transitive, often passive] post something + adv./prep. to put a notice, etc. in a public place so that people can see it synonym display A copy of the letter was posted on the bulletin board.
  2. give information
  3. 2[transitive] to announce something publicly or officially, especially financial information or a warning post something The company posted a $1.1 billion loss. A snow warning was posted for Ohio. post somebody/something + adj. The aircraft and its crew were posted missing.
  4. 3[transitive, intransitive] to put information or pictures on a Web site post something (on something) The results will be posted on the Internet. post (on something) The photos have been provided by fans who post on the message board.
  5. pay money to court
  6. 4[transitive] post bail/(a) bond to pay money to a court so that a person accused of a crime can go free until their trial She was released after posting a $100 cash bond and her driver's license.
  7. someone for job
  8. 5[transitive, usually passive] post somebody + adv./prep. to send someone to a place for a period of time as part of their job She's been posted to Washington for two years. Most of our employees get posted abroad at some stage.
  9. soldier/guard
  10. 6[transitive] post somebody + adv./prep. to put someone, especially a soldier, in a particular place so that they can guard a building or area Guards have been posted along the border. A police officer was posted outside the door to make sure the suspect didn't leave the building.
  11. Idioms
    keep somebody posted (about/on something)
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    to regularly give someone the most recent information about something and how it is developing I'll keep you posted on his progress.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: post