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noun post pronunciation in British English /pəʊst/
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  1. 1
    [uncountable] British the letters and parcels that are delivered to someone
    There was no post for you today.
    1. a.
      British the process of collecting letters from a postbox or post office
      What time does the next post go?
      catch/miss the post (=to get/fail to get something collected): I just caught the last post.
    2. b.
      the process of delivering letters to someones house
      first/second post: The letter I was waiting for wasn’t in the first post.
    3. c.

      the post

      British the system in the UK for collecting, carrying, and delivering letters and parcels
      I never send anything valuable through the post.
      Never believe anyone who tells you ‘The cheque is in the post’!
  2. 3
    [countable] British a job, especially one with a lot of responsibility
    My father has held full-time teaching posts at several universities.
    The Prime Minister appointed her to the post of ambassador.
    take up a post (=start to work in a job): She took up her post as the new director last April.
    fill a post (=to employ someone): The company has now decided to fill this post on a permanent basis.
  3. 4
    [countable] computing a piece of writing that is published on the Internet
    Thank you for this brilliant post!
    post about: I wrote a blog post about this yesterday.

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