Post v. t. [imp. & p. p. Posted; p. pr. & vb. n. Posting.]
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.
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.
2. To hold up to public blame or reproach; to advertise opprobriously; to denounce by public proclamation; as, to post one for cowardice.
On pain of being posted to your sorrow
Fail not, at four, to meet me. --Granville.
3. To enter (a name) on a list, as for service, promotion, or the like.
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.”
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.
You have not posted your books these ten years. --Arbuthnot.
6. To place in the care of the post; to mail; as, to post a letter.
7. To inform; to give the news to; to make (one) acquainted with the details of a subject; -- often with up.
Thoroughly posted up in the politics and literature of the day. --Lond. Sat. Rev.
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.
1. The act of traveling post.
2. Bookkeeping The act of transferring an account, as from the journal to the ledger.
Posting house, a post house.
n 1: a sign posted in a public place as an advertisement; "a
poster advertised the coming attractions" [syn: poster,
placard, notice, bill, card]
2: (bookkeeping) a listing on the company's records; "the
posting was made in the cash account"
3: the transmission of a letter; "the postmark indicates the
time of mailing" [syn: mailing]