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{adj: assigned} appointed to a post or duty
"assigned personnel"
"assigned duties"
<-> unassigned

{adj: awol} having deserted your post or station without leave

{adj: ex post facto, retroactive, retro} affecting things past
"retroactive tax increase"
"an ex-post-facto law"
"retro pay"

{adj: fast, firm, immobile} securely fixed in place
"the post was still firm after being hit by the car"

{adj: inquisitive, speculative, questioning, wondering} showing curiosity
"if someone saw a man climbing a light post they might get inquisitive"
"raised a speculative eyebrow"

{adj: post meridiem, p.m., pm} after noon

{adj: post-communist} no longer communist; subsequent to being communistic
"the bank announced its first loan to a post-communist country"

{adj: post-free} postpaid

{adj: posted} publicly announced
"the posted speed limit"

{adj: profoundly deaf, stone-deaf, deaf as a post, unhearing} totally deaf; unable to hear anything

{adj: pupal} of the insects in the chrysalis (cocoon) or post larval stage
"the pupal stage"

{adj: uncompensated, unsalaried} not paying a salary
"an uncompensated federal post"

{adj: unsupported} not held up or borne
"removal of the central post left the roof unsupported"
<-> supported

{adj: upright, unsloped} in a vertical position; not sloping
"an upright post"

{adv: from pillar to post, hither and thither} from one place or situation to another
"we were driven from pillar to post"

{adv: philatelically} in a philatelic manner
"the Post Office honors great Americans philatelically"

{adv: post meridiem, P.M., PM} between noon and midnight
"let's meet at 8 P.M."

{adv: post-free, post-paid} having the postage paid by the sender
"I will send it post-paid"

{adv: post-haste} as fast as possible; with all possible haste
"send it to me post-haste"

{n: 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
"the post of Attorney General was created in 1789"

{n: Cezanne, Paul Cezanne} French Post-impressionist painter who influenced modern art (especially cubism) by stressing the structural components latent in nature (1839-1906)

{n: Gauguin, Paul Gauguin} French Post-impressionist painter who worked in the South Pacific (1848-1903)

{n: Post, C. W. Post, Charles William Post} United States manufacturer of breakfast cereals and Postum (1854-1914)

{n: Post, Emily Post, Emily Price Post} United States female author who wrote a book and a syndicated newspaper column on etiquette (1872-1960)

{n: Post, Wiley Post} United States aviator who in 1933 made the first solo flight around the world (1899-1935)

{n: Post-It} brand name for a slip of notepaper that has an adhesive that allows it to stick to a surface and be removed without damaging the surface

{n: Post-Office box, PO Box, POB, call box, letter box} a numbered compartment in a post office where mail is put to be called for

{n: Postimpressionist, Post-impressionist} an artist of the Postimpressionist school who revolted against Impressionism

{n: Postum} trade mark for a coffee substitute invented by C. W. Post and made with chicory and roasted grains

{n: Secretary of Agriculture, Agriculture Secretary} the position of the head of the Department of Agriculture
"the post of Secretary of Agriculture was established in 1889"

{n: Secretary of Education, Education Secretary} the position of the head of the Education Department
"the post of Education Secretary was created in 1979"

{n: Secretary of Energy, Energy Secretary} the position of the head of the Department of Energy
"the post of Energy Secretary was created in 1977"

{n: Secretary of Health and Human Services} the position of the head of the Department of Health and Human Services
"the post of Secretary of Health and Human Services was created by Congress in 1979"

{n: Secretary of Labor, Labor Secretary} the position of the head of the Department of Labor
"the post of Labor Secretary was created in 1913"

{n: Secretary of Transportation, Transportation Secretary} the position of the head of the Department of Transportation
"the post of Transportation Secretary was created in 1966"

{n: Secretary of Veterans Affairs} the position of the head of the Department of Veterans Affairs
"the post of Secretary of Veterans Affairs was created in 1989"

{n: United States Post Office, US Post Office, Post Office, PO} an independent agency of the federal government responsible for mail delivery (and sometimes telecommunications) between individuals and businesses in the United States

{n: Whitman, Marcus Whitman} United States frontier missionary who established a post in Oregon where Christianity and schooling and medicine were available to Native Americans (1802=1847)

{n: Yevtushenko, Yevgeni Yevtushenko, Yevgeni Aleksandrovich Yevtushenko} Russian poet who expressed the feelings of the post-Stalinist generation (born in 1933)

{n: ambassadorship} the post of ambassador

{n: anovulation} the absence of ovulation due to immaturity or post-maturity or pregnancy or oral contraceptive pills or dysfunction of the ovary
<-> ovulation

{n: autopsy, necropsy, postmortem, post-mortem, PM, postmortem examination, post-mortem examination} an examination and dissection of a dead body to determine cause of death or the changes produced by disease

{n: bollard, bitt} a strong post (as on a wharf or quay or ship for attaching mooring lines)
"the road was closed to vehicular traffic with bollards"

{n: bridgehead} a defensive post at the end of a bridge nearest to the enemy

{n: captainship, captaincy} the post of captain

{n: carrick bitt} either of a pair of strong posts that support a windlass on a ship's deck

{n: clearing house} a central collection place where banks exchange checks or drafts; participants maintain an account against which credits or debits are posted

{n: clove hitch} a knot used to fasten a line temporarily to a post or spar

{n: command post, general headquarters, GHQ} military headquarters from which a military commander controls and organizes the forces

{n: conflict} a state of opposition between persons or ideas or interests
"his conflict of interest made him ineligible for the post"
"a conflict of loyalties"

{n: consulship} the post of consul

{n: corner post} a square post supporting a structural member at the corner of a building

{n: country store, general store, trading post} a retail store serving a sparsely populated region; usually stocked with a wide variety of merchandise

{n: crossbar} long thin horizontal crosspiece between two vertical posts

{n: cross} a wooden structure consisting of an upright post with a transverse piece

{n: deserter, defector} a person who abandons their duty (as on a military post)

{n: dormant account} a savings account showing no activity (other than posting interest) for some specified period
"the dormant account reverted to the state under escheat laws"

{n: esker} (geology) a long winding ridge of post glacial gravel and other sediment; deposited by meltwater from glaciers or ice sheets

{n: field goal} a score in American football; a score made by kicking the ball between the opponents' goal posts

{n: fire tower} a watchtower where a lookout is posted to watch for fires

{n: four-poster} a bed with posts at the four corners that can be used to support a canopy or curtains

{n: garrison, fort} a fortified military post where troops are stationed

{n: gatepost} either of two posts that bound a gate

{n: general delivery, poste restante} a part of the post office that handles mail for persons who call for it

{n: giro account} an account at a post office that can be used in similar ways to an account at a bank

{n: giro, giro cheque} a check given by the British government to someone who is unemployed; it can be cashed either at a bank or at the post office

{n: giro} a British financial system in which a bank or a post office transfers money from one account to another when they receive authorization to do so

{n: 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

{n: hinging post, swinging post} the gatepost on which the gate is hung

{n: hitching post} a fixed post with a ring to which a horse can be hitched to prevent it from straying

{n: kaffir boom, Cape kafferboom, Erythrina caffra} small semi-evergreen broad-spreading tree of eastern South Africa with orange-scarlet flowers and small coral-red seeds; yields a light soft wood used for fence posts or shingles

{n: king post} post connecting the crossbeam to the apex of a triangular truss

{n: lamppost} a metal post supporting an outdoor lamp (such as a streetlight)

{n: lectureship} the post of lecturer

{n: legation, legateship} the post or office of legate

{n: lookout, observation post} an elevated post affording a wide view

{n: mail, mail service, postal service, post} 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'"

{n: mail, post} 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"

{n: mailing, posting} the transmission of a letter
"the postmark indicates the time of mailing"

{n: marshalship} the post of marshall

{n: maypole} a vertical pole or post decorated with streamers that can be held by dancers celebrating May Day

{n: meteorological observation post, weather station} one of a networks of observation posts where meteorological data is recorded

{n: milestone, milepost} stone post at side of a road to show distances

{n: military post, post} 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"

{n: military quarters} living quarters for personnel on a military post

{n: mission, missionary post, missionary station, foreign mission} an organization of missionaries in a foreign land sent to carry on religious work

{n: money order, postal order} a written order for the payment of a sum to a named individual; obtainable and payable at a post office

{n: netball} a team game that resembles basketball; a soccer ball is to be thrown so that it passes through a ring on the top of a post

{n: newel post, newel} the post at the top or bottom of a flight of stairs; it supports the handrail

{n: outpost} a military post stationed at a distance from the main body of troops

{n: parcel post} postal service that handles packages

{n: picket} a protester posted by a labor organization outside a place of work

{n: pillory} a wooden instrument of punishment on a post with holes for the wrists and neck; offenders were locked in and so exposed to public scorn

{n: position, post, berth, office, spot, billet, place, situation} a job in an organization
"he occupied a post in the treasury"

{n: post and lintel} a structure consisting of vertical beams (posts) supporting a horizontal beam (lintel)

{n: post chaise} closed horse-drawn carriage with four wheels; formerly used to transport passengers and mail

{n: post exchange, PX} a commissary on a United States Army post

{n: post hoc, post hoc ergo propter hoc} the logical fallacy of believing that temporal succession implies a causal relation

{n: post horn} wind instrument used by postilions of the 18th and 19th centuries

{n: post horse, post-horse, poster} a horse kept at an inn or post house for use by mail carriers or for rent to travelers

{n: post oak, box white oak, brash oak, iron oak, Quercus stellata} small deciduous tree of eastern and central United States having dark green lyrate pinnatifid leaves and tough moisture-resistant wood used especially for fence posts

{n: post office, local post office} a local branch of the United States Post Office

{n: post office} a children's game in which kisses are exchanged for pretended letters

{n: post road} a road over which mail is carried

{n: post, stake} 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"

{n: post, station} the position where someone (as a guard or sentry) stands or is assigned to stand
"a soldier manned the entrance post"
"a sentry station"

{n: post-maturity, post-menopause} the state in which women have stopped ovulating

{n: post-obit bond} a bond made by a reversioner to secure a loan; payable out of his reversion

{n: post-office box number, PO box number, PO Box No, box number} the number of a letter box at the post office where mail is collected

{n: post-rotational nystagmus} nystagmus caused by suddenly stopping the rapid rotation of the body; large slow movements of the eyeballs are in the direction opposite to the direction of rotation

{n: postal clerk, mail clerk} a clerk in a post office

{n: postcard, post card, postal card, mailing-card} a card for sending messages by post without an envelope

{n: postdoc, post doc} a scholar or researcher who is involved in academic study beyond the level of a doctoral degree

{n: postdoctoral, postdoc, post doc} a grant that funds postdoctoral study or research

{n: poste restante} a notation written on mail that is to be held at the post office until called for (not in the United States or Canada)

{n: poster, posting, placard, notice, bill, card} a sign posted in a public place as an advertisement
"a poster advertised the coming attractions"

{n: posthole digger, post-hole digger} a shovel used to sink postholes

{n: posthole, post hole} a hole dug in the ground to hold a fence post

{n: posthouse, post house} an inn for exchanging post horses and accommodating riders

{n: posting} (bookkeeping) a listing on the company's records
"the posting was made in the cash account"

{n: postmark} a cancellation mark stamped on mail by postal officials; indicates the post office and date of mailing

{n: postmaster} the person in charge of a post office

{n: postmortem, post-mortem} discussion of an event after it has occurred

{n: post} 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"

{n: post} the delivery and collection of letters and packages
"it came by the first post"
"if you hurry you'll catch the post"

{n: powder-post termite, Cryptotermes brevis} extremely destructive dry-wood termite of warm regions

{n: principalship} the post of principal

{n: programma} an edict that has been publicly posted

{n: queen post} vertical tie post in a roof truss

{n: registered mail, registered post} mail that is registered by the post office when sent in order to assure safe delivery

{n: relegation} mild banishment; consignment to an inferior position
"he has been relegated to a post in Siberia"

{n: rudderpost, rudderstock} a vertical post at the forward edge of a rudder that enables the rudder to pivot

{n: series} a group of postage stamps having a common theme or a group of coins or currency selected as a group for study or collection
"the Post Office issued a series commemorating famous American entertainers"
"his coin collection included the complete series of Indian-head pennies"

{n: shutting post} the gatepost against which the gate closes

{n: signage} signs collectively (especially commercial signs or posters)
"there will be signage displayed at each post"

{n: signboard, sign} structure displaying a board on which advertisements can be posted
"the highway was lined with signboards"

{n: signpost, guidepost} a post bearing a sign that gives directions or shows the way

{n: sign} a public display of a (usually written) message
"he posted signs in all the shop windows"

{n: sorter} a clerk who sorts things (as letters at the post office)

{n: stake} instrument of execution consisting of a vertical post that a victim is tied to for burning

{n: stanchion} any vertical post or rod used as a support

{n: standee} someone who stands in a place where one might otherwise sit (as a spectator who uses standing room in a theater or a passenger on a crowded bus or train)
"the allowed number of standees is posted"

{n: starting post} a post marking the starting point of a race (especially a horse race)

{n: stead, position, place, lieu} the post or function properly or customarily occupied or served by another
"can you go in my stead?"
"took his place"
"in lieu of"

{n: stockade} fortification consisting of a fence made of a line of stout posts set firmly for defense

{n: stump} (cricket) any of three upright wooden posts that form the wicket

{n: telephone pole, telegraph pole, telegraph post} tall pole supporting telephone wires

{n: timber} a post made of wood

{n: truss} a framework of beams (rafters, posts, struts) forming a rigid structure that supports a roof or bridge or other structure

{n: turnstile} a gate consisting of a post that acts as a pivot for rotating arms; set in a passageway for controlling the persons entering

{n: upright, vertical} a vertical structural member as a post or stake
"the ball sailed between the uprights"

{n: van Gogh, Vincent van Gogh, Gogh} Dutch Post-impressionist painter noted for his use of color (1853-1890)

{n: web log, blog} a shared on-line journal where people can post diary entries about their personal experiences and hobbies
"postings on a blog are usually in chronological order"

{n: whipping post} post formerly used in public to which offenders are tied to be whipped

{n: winning post} the post at the end of a racecourse

{v: autopsy} perform an autopsy on a dead body ; do a post-mortem

{v: crash, ram} undergo damage or destruction on impact
"the plane crashed into the ocean"
"The car crashed into the lamp post"

{v: delegate, designate, depute, assign} give an assignment to (a person) to a post, or assign a task to (a person)

{v: flash} make known or cause to appear with great speed
"The latest intelligence is flashed to all command posts"

{v: forward, send on} send or ship onward from an intermediate post or station in transit
"forward my mail"

{v: inaugurate, usher in, introduce} be a precursor of
"The fall of the Berlin Wall ushered in the post-Cold War period"

{v: lustrate} purify by means of a ritual ; also used in post-Communist countries to refer to the political cleansing of former officials

{v: mail, post, send} cause to be directed or transmitted to another place
"send me your latest results"
"I'll mail you the paper when it's written"

{v: ordain, consecrate, ordinate, order} appoint to a clerical posts
"he was ordained in the Church"

{v: picket} serve as pickets or post pickets
"picket a business to protest the lay-offs"

{v: placard} post in a public place

{v: post, brand} mark or expose as infamous
"She was branded a loose woman"

{v: post, carry} transfer (entries) from one account book to another

{v: post, put up} put up
"post a sign"
"post a warning at the dump"

{v: post} affix in a public place or for public notice
"post a warning"

{v: post} assign to a post ; put into a post
"The newspaper posted him in Timbuktu"

{v: post} display, as of records in sports games

{v: post} enter on a public list

{v: post} publicize with, or as if with, a poster
"I'll post the news on the bulletin board"

{v: post} ride Western style and bob up and down in the saddle in in rhythm with a horse's trotting gait

{v: rein, rein in} stop or check by or as if by a pull at the reins
"He reined in his horses in front of the post office"

{v: rein, rein in} stop or slow up one's horse or oneself by or as if by pulling the reins
"They reined in in front of the post office"

{v: reshuffle} reorganize and assign posts to different people
"The new Prime Minister reshuffled his cabinet"

{v: stake, post} mark with a stake
"stake out the path"

{v: station, post, base, send, place} assign to a station

{v: straighten} make straight or straighter
"Straighten this post"
"straighten hair"

{v: twine} coil around
"Wisteria twining the fence posts"

{v: vacate, resign, renounce, give up} leave (a job, post, post, or position) voluntarily
"She vacated the position when she got pregnant"
"The chairman resigned when he was found to have misappropriated funds"

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