• 1Display (a notice) in a public place.

    ‘a curt notice had been posted on the door’
    ‘the exam results were posted this morning’
    • ‘A notice was posted on the box office doors to announce the postponement ‘due to inclement weather’.’
    • ‘A council spokesman said notices were posted in the area and residents who were within a certain radius of the proposed mast were consulted.’
    • ‘Couples will also be able to post notice of their impending marriage anywhere in the country, rather than in the area where they live.’
    • ‘At the moment a seven day notice is posted by the council but instead they could be held in secure storage for the statutory seven day period.’
    • ‘Part of me knows I should post a notice to tell my unknown neighbour that an unsecured network is not healthy computing.’
    • ‘Park staff will be posting closure notices where footpaths and bridleways meet with the public highway.’
    • ‘Notices have been posted at the sites urging the public to stay away and wardens will be patrolling to enforce the request.’
    • ‘But you should maybe have posted a notice in the journal a month ago when it was actually released in the shops.’
    • ‘At the time of its closure, a notice was posted on the main gate saying the premises had been shut for redecoration.’
    • ‘I post the notice outside my office door, close and lock the door from the inside, and prepare to sleep on the couch.’
    • ‘Six policemen were wedged against the gates by the crush of people when the notice was posted on the prison gates.’
    • ‘Yesterday the curtains of the house were drawn and two notices were posted in the windows.’
    • ‘If you read it before this notice was posted, you might take another look at the second half.’
    • ‘Notices about its intentions were posted around the village.’
    • ‘We posted a notice on the website and the new information went out with the second and third batch of letters.’
    • ‘The Thursday Programming Schedule is now posted but you don't need to read it since you'll only be going to my panels.’
    • ‘A notice will be posted on the Public Construction Commission's Web site today, he said.’
    affix, attach, fasten, hang, display, put up
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    1. 1.1 Put notices on or in.
      ‘we have posted all the bars’
  • 2Announce or publish (something, especially a financial result)

    ‘the company posted a $460,000 loss’
    • ‘The JSE-listed financial services group this week posted its interim results for the six months just ended.’
    • ‘The provider has posted improved financial results for the first half of the year thanks to the uptake of broadband services throughout Europe.’
    • ‘Its sister company also posted its results for the year ended March 31.’
    • ‘Shares in the company have jumped 3% after it posted annual results ahead of expectations.’
    • ‘The company posted respectable results for the year ended 31 March, 2005 but is still struggling to get its Japanese division back on track.’
    • ‘In the classroom, the finance major posted a 3.77 grade point average and was honored as the recipient of the SEC's Postgraduate Award.’
    • ‘In recent weeks, the mortgage lender has given back some of its gains, after it posted an exceptional half-year set of results.’
    • ‘They probably would have posted some unrealized stock losses in the second quarter.’
    • ‘The company is in a good financial state and has posted positive financial results.’
    • ‘However, earnings forecasts may be lifted a little as the interim results it posted today where above expectations.’
    • ‘The online bank posted its results for 2002 on Monday and revealed that it is planning to spend £5m on researching the US market in the first half of this year.’
    • ‘Only one in five of the major global pharmaceutical companies posting results last week was able to announce an increase in profits.’
    • ‘As demand continues to accelerate in coming months, earnings will post even stronger results.’
    • ‘Profits have grown appreciably over the last four years, and today they posted a 5% rise in interim profits to £1.9m.’
    • ‘The logistics firm posts interim results and offered a mixed picture of what they are likely to be at its last trading statement.’
    • ‘A similar deficit is likely to be posted for this financial year.’
    • ‘He said the company had performed well in the last financial year and will post strong results.’
    • ‘Breweries posted better than expected results’
    announce, report, make known, advertise, publish, publicize, circulate, broadcast
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    1. 2.1[with object and complement] Publish the name of (a member of the armed forces) as missing or dead.
      ‘a whole troop had been posted missing’
      • ‘He's posted as missing and as yet they have heard no word about him.’
      • ‘He is then posted as missing in action and she indulges a schoolgirl sense of romance by volunteering for a mission in France hoping to secure news of his fate.’
      • ‘After the attack, the company had posted him missing, presumed dead.’
      • ‘If the expedition never returned from the desert, perhaps I would not even be posted dead, but only missing.’
      • ‘Two other men were recovered drowned, and all five others were posted as missing in action.’
      • ‘More fliers, bearing a photo of the deceased, are posted announcing the occasion.’
    2. 2.2 Publish (a piece of writing, image, or other item of content) online, typically on a blog or social media website.
      ‘she posted a photo of herself with the singer on Twitter’
      ‘I'll post an article next week revealing the results of the poll’
      ‘the list was promptly posted all over the Internet’
      • ‘Sometimes the netizens would post messages on the Internet, telling him which song they most wanted to hear.’
      • ‘If you by chance post my message on your web site, please blank out my email.’
      • ‘Hundreds of people called and sent faxes to the newspaper to express outrage or tell their own stories of police abuse, and tens of thousands posted messages on the Internet.’
      • ‘Many sites on the Internet also let you to post messages in forum and even facilitate to chat with friends while you play.’
      • ‘My friend was sacked as a result of the messages he posted on a newsgroup.’
      • ‘In time, I may decide to send an e-mail their way or post a few messages on their discussion boards.’
      • ‘Naturally you can't work and have no choice but to spend the rest of your life posting messages on the Internet complaining about how everything has gone to hell.’
      • ‘Our ambitious, resourceful nursing student should also consider posting messages with news groups devoted to the nursing profession.’
      • ‘They then posted numerous messages to bulletin boards that exaggerated the value of the company.’
      • ‘He posted messages on Web sites and newsgroups in the hope that someone might be around to help him.’
      • ‘First they have their own food blogs to maintain, posting messages online about what they cooked, where they ate, and how they liked it.’
      • ‘First, students have little intrinsic motivation to post messages in course newsgroups.’
      • ‘They have posted messages on a private newsgroup making suggestions about the extent of the services she offers.’
      • ‘Smart pens have become the latest way to post messages to online diaries, or weblogs, while on the move.’
      • ‘As events unfolded, newsgroups and bulletin boards began posting messages of shock and sympathy - by evening, it was a torrent.’
      • ‘The company also refuses to allow the union to post messages on a bulletin board.’
      • ‘So if you, unlike me, know what is going on drop me an email or post a message in the forums and give me some pointers.’
      • ‘Fans have posted messages of sympathy on the site's bulleting board.’
  • 3(of a player or team) achieve or record (a particular score or result)

    ‘he posted a victory in Japan to lead the series’
    • ‘Plus, this team posted the country's best-ever showing at the World University Games, making them the darlings of the maritime sports scene.’
    • ‘It has been a challenge trying to turn around their basketball program where the team posted a 2-24 win/loss record before she arrived.’
    • ‘Both anglers posted a score of 7lb 1oz that relied largely on maggot caught roach.’
    • ‘That's a good ratio, generally meaning that if a team posts six wins, it's likely headed to a bowl.’
    • ‘It's hard to find much wrong with the team that posted the third-best record in major league history through 79 games.’
    • ‘It seemed the competition was headed for deadlock as three teams posted highly respectable scores of 71 points.’
    • ‘The team has posted good results there in the past and each driver is looking forward to another great weekend at a familiar track.’
    • ‘The local team posted a 36-19 win in the tilt to run its season record to a perfect 4-0.’
    • ‘And even with the lousy record the team has posted in his short tenure, his players believe in him.’
    • ‘As one of the lead off gymnasts, Vera posted excellent scores for her team.’
    • ‘No opposing player had ever posted that many receiving yards on the Irish in a single game.’
    • ‘Other teams posted better regular season records, but L.A. still wins the psychological game.’
    • ‘He was dismissed just one run short of his ninth Test fifty with the score on 215 but he had ensured the team had posted a safe score, though conceding a lead of 58 runs.’
    • ‘It is a long time since two Irish athletes posted a 1st and 2nd in the same event in a major track and field championship.’
    • ‘If the Australians succumbed it was because of the relentless pressure that came from the tall scores the Indian batsmen posted.’
    • ‘The school was awarded a PC after their team posted the highest score over the three days.’
    • ‘This year the team posted a 10-3 - 2 record before losing in the semifinals in September.’


  • 1British [with object] Send (a letter or parcel) via the postal system.

    ‘I've just been to post a letter’
    ‘post off your order form today’
    • ‘Even fax machines - or in artists' studios, anyway - were still a rarity at the beginning of the decade, and a letter would be posted back, expressing interest.’
    • ‘And put out the letter that must be posted where it'll be seen.’
    • ‘The advent of e-mails has vastly decreased the number of letters being posted through a post box, and internet banking has also probably had an impact on the PO service.’
    • ‘In the early years there were no postal boxes and people wanting to post a letter had to go to their nearest postage stamp shop.’
    • ‘However, he said that, despite the return address in Pakistan, the letter had been posted in Germany.’
    • ‘I walked out of the house to post a letter - the postbox is less than 100 yards away - and left the door open.’
    • ‘I walked the 200 metres from my house to the village post box to post a letter.’
    • ‘If the letter had been posted it would presumably have arrived either on Saturday the 28th or Monday the 30th.’
    • ‘Before computers, I used to post one letter a week, which would take me maybe half an hour to write, and it would arrive in a couple of days.’
    • ‘They are particularly keen to speak to a person seen on the film posting a letter in a pillar box.’
    • ‘Letters must be posted before 4.15 pm for collection on the day and registered on swift post must be in the office for 3.45 pm.’
    • ‘Printing and posting 500 direct mail letters takes time and money.’
    • ‘So I had to walk to the post office and post my letter.’
    • ‘He signed the letter which was posted at the Valley Road sorting office at midnight.’
    • ‘On Wednesday, May 5, my daughter went to the Post Office and posted a parcel, first class, for my sister's birthday which was on May 7.’
    • ‘These letters had all been posted in Kilkelly and as he poured through them he was overcome with the emotion which re-united him in an extraordinary way with the land of his forebears.’
    • ‘For example, the cost of sending an email is generally cheaper than posting a letter in the mail, especially for people wishing to communicate internationally.’
    • ‘By the General's orders, officers are going to read every letter that is posted, so I must be very careful what I write to you.’
    • ‘Confusingly, second class mail sent to Bath arrived on Saturday, two days before a first class letter which was posted the same day.’
    • ‘My letter was posted in the main post office in Sligo, the capital town of the North West and recently designated gateway growth centre.’
  • 2[with object] (in bookkeeping) enter (an item) in a ledger.

    ‘post the transaction in the second column’
    • ‘When the payment was posted to the accounts it was in debit, as there was no corresponding asset.’
    • ‘Those transactions that were settled immediately with cash were not posted to the account book, since no indebtedness existed.’
    record, write in, enter, fill in, register, note, list
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    1. 2.1 Complete (a ledger) by posting transactions.
  • 3historical [no object] Travel with relays of horses.

    ‘we posted in an open carriage’
    1. 3.1archaic [with adverbial of direction] Travel with haste; hurry.
      ‘he comes posting up the street’


[WITH OBJECT]usually be posted
  • 1 Send (someone) to a particular place to take up an appointment.

    ‘he was posted to Washington as military attaché’
    • ‘After orientation courses in Dublin and Hong Kong I was posted, along with a number of other Irish TEFL teachers, to the university that had decided to offer me the job.’
    • ‘Busy winding up his stay and work in Delhi where he was posted for the past three years, Adam isn't leaving the country without experiencing the few mandatory chills and thrills of the profession.’
    • ‘My father was a government servant and we were posted in villages and small towns.’
    • ‘Alexander is currently posted in Moscow, his second appointment to Russia.’
    • ‘Went back to China in 1999 to see how China's changed since she was posted there and do this book.’
    • ‘She was happy when she was posted in Tamil Nadu.’
    • ‘Finally, in 1961, the couple moved to Antigonish, where Russell was posted by the United Church.’
    • ‘Embassy staff members, including 70 posted from Canada, were not scared by the incident, the spokesman said.’
    • ‘From February 1996 to January 1997 he was posted abroad.’
    • ‘Now, after working her fingers to the bone on the EU's behalf, those ungrateful swine in Brussels have decided to punish her yet further by posting her to Paris for the next two years.’
    • ‘Actually his affair with East Asia started in 1977 when he was posted at the Czechoslovakian embassy in Hanoi as cultural and press attaché for two years.’
    • ‘He was posted in Spain at that time and he helped many Spaniards from escaping.’
    • ‘He was also posted in Burma during his tenure there.’
    • ‘Gorcpore in West India was where he was finally posted.’
    1. 1.1 Station (someone, especially a soldier, guard, or police officer) in a particular place.
      ‘a guard was posted at the entrance’
      • ‘Then we were posted straight to Germany and I was there a few months before I was demobbed in 1947.’
      • ‘In 1987 he was posted to the Metropolitan Police Fraud Squad.’
      • ‘This will mean a reduction in allowances in the future, but the 23 members currently posted there will not be affected.’
      • ‘New members will be posted as soon as they are named.’
      • ‘The sentries posted at the police stations have been asked to be more polite and friendly so that complainants do not hesitate from coming to the police stations.’
      • ‘Whilst posted ashore I have not been able to park my car in the car park during working hours, however was able to utilise this facility after hours and on weekends.’
      • ‘Soldiers were posted as guards all around the camp.’
      • ‘Sentries were posted at each entrance and under orders to not permit any to pass.’
      • ‘He was posted to Malmesbury police station in 2002.’
      • ‘They include consistency wherever a member is posted and a single point of contact for standardised, simplified, quicker, service.’
      • ‘I was posted in the Middle East to join the 5th Indian Division at El Alamein.’
      • ‘Applicants must be Army members posted to a Victorian unit, or a unit in Wagga Wagga or Canberra.’
      • ‘In view of the explosive situation, a posse of policemen has been posted in the village.’
      • ‘And when he was posted elsewhere and I didn't hear from him again, although it was not unexpected, it sealed my fate.’
      • ‘My husband has been serving in the Forces for fifteen years, and he was posted here in Great Village last July.’
      • ‘A single police constable posted at the multiplex watched helplessly as the mob struck.’
      • ‘He was posted directly to RAF Lyneham to join the Hercules fleet.’
      • ‘The base commander and all of the normal troopers that were posted at Ambine are dead too.’
      • ‘Soldiers will be posted between the battalions, which implies some sort of merger between regiments.’
      • ‘Extra police officers are being posted at polling booths and on patrol duties, and France has tightened controls along its border with Spain.’