English - Vietnamese Dictionary
post /poust/Concise Dictionary
- danh từ
- (ngành mỏ) cột than chống (để lại không khai thác để chống mỏ)
- to be driven from pillar to post
- ngoại động từ
- ((thường) + up) dán (yết thị, thông báo...); thông báo (việc gì, cho ai...) bằng thông cáo
- dán yết thị lên, dán thông cáo lên (tường)
- yết tên (học sinh thi hỏng...)
- công bố tên (tàu bị mất tích, tàu về chậm...)
- danh từ
- bưu điện
- to send by post: gửi qua bưu điện
- sở bưu điện, phòng bưu điện; hòm thư
- to take a letter to the post: đem thư ra phòng bưu điện, đem thư bỏ vào hòm thư
- chuyển thư
- the post has come: chuyến thư vừa về
- by return of post: gửi theo chuyến thư về
- the general post: chuyến thư phát đầu tiên buổi sớm
- (sử học) trạm thư; người đưa thư, xe thư
- khổ giấy 50 x 40 cm; giấy viết thư khổ 50 x 40 cm
- ngoại động từ
- đi du lịch bằng ngựa trạm
- ngoại động từ
- gửi (thư...) qua bưu điện; bỏ (thư...) ở trạm bưu điện, bỏ (thư) vào hòn thư
- ((thường) động tính từ quá khứ) thông báo đầy đủ tin tức cho (ai), cung cấp đầy đủ tin tức cho (ai) ((cũng) to post up);
- to be well posted up in a question: được thông báo đầy đủ về một vấn đề gì
- danh từ
- (quân sự) vị trí đứng gác
- to be on post: đang đứng gác
- (quân sự) vị trí đóng quân, đồn bốt; quân đóng ở đồn (bốt)
- vị trí đóng quân, đồn, bốt, quân đóng ở đồn (bốt)
- vị trí công tác, chức vụ, nhiệm vụ
- to die at one's post: chết trong khi đang làm nhiệm vụ
- to be given a post abroad: được giao một chức vụ ở nước ngoài
- trạm thông thương buôn bán (ở những nước chậm tiến) ((cũng) trading post)
- (hàng hải), (sử học) chức vị chỉ huy một thuyền chiến (có từ 20 khẩu đại bác trở lên)
- first post
- (quân sự) lệnh kêu thu quân (về đêm)
- last post quân nh first post
- ngoại động từ
- (hàng hải), (sử học) bổ nhiệm (ai) làm chỉ huy thuyền chiến (có từ 20 khẩu đại bác trở lên); bổ nhiệm (ai) làm chỉ huy
+the position where someone (as a guard or sentry) stands or is assigned to stand
+military installation at which a body of troops is stationed
+a job in an organization
+an upright consisting of a piece of timber or metal fixed firmly in an upright position
+United States aviator who in 1933 made the first solo flight around the world (1899-1935)
+United States female author who wrote a book and a syndicated newspaper column on etiquette (1872-1960)
+United States manufacturer of breakfast cereals and Postum (1854-1914)
+any particular collection of letters or packages that is delivered
+a pole or stake set up to mark something (as the start or end of a race track)
+the system whereby messages are transmitted via the post office
+the delivery and collection of letters and packages
+affix in a public place or for public notice
+publicize with, or as if with, a poster
+assign to a post; put into a post
+assign to a station
+display, as of records in sports games
+enter on a public list
+transfer (entries) from one account book to another
+ride Western style and bob up and down in the saddle in rhythm with a horse's trotting gait
+mark with a stake
+cause to be directed or transmitted to another place
+mark or expose as infamous
Advanced English Dictionary
1 pole, stake, upright, column, pillar, pale, picket, shaft, standard, newel, pier, pylon, pile, piling, strut, shore, stanchion, leg, prop, stay, support, brace:
A huge central post held up the roof.
2 advertise, announce, proclaim, publish, circulate, propagate, promulgate; put or pin or tack or stick or hang up, affix:
The notice of the meeting has been posted for all to see.
1 assignment, appointment, position, situation, job, place, duty, role, function, employment, work, task, chore:
Clarke was given a post as consul in some forgotten country.
2 place, put, station, assign, appoint, position, situate, set, locate:
Guards have been posted around the enclosure.
1 postal service, mail; delivery; collection:
I am expecting an important letter in the post. It hasn't come in the first post.
2 send, dispatch or despatch, transmit, Chiefly US and Canadian mail:
I posted your cheque this morning.
3 record, enter, register, list:
We post the daily receipts in this ledger.
4 keep (someone) posted. inform, advise, brief, notify, Colloq fill (someone) in on:
Our observers have kept me posted as to your whereabouts every step of the way.
noun, verbCollocation Dictionary
1 (BrE) (also mail AmE, BrE) [U] the official system used for sending and delivering letters, packages, etc: I'll send the original to you by post. + I'll put the information in the post to you tomorrow. + My application got lost in the post.
2 (BrE) (also mail AmE, BrE) [U] letters, packages, etc. that are sent and delivered: There was a lot of post this morning. + Have you opened your post yet?
3 (BrE) [U, sing.] an occasion during the day when letters, etc. are collected or delivered: to catch / miss the post + The parcel came in this morning's post. + Payment should be sent by return of post (= immediately). + Do you get a second post here?
4 [C] a job, especially an important one in a large organization: an academic / administrative / government post + to take up a post + to resign (from) a post + We will be creating 15 new posts next year. + The company has been unable to fill the post. + He has held the post for three years. + She was offered a key post in the new government.
for soldier / guard
5 [C] the place where sb, especially a soldier, does their job: a police / customs / military post + a command / an observation post + The guards were ordered not to leave their posts. + Three soldiers were shot dead at a border post.
See also - THE LAST POST, STAGING POST, TRADING POST
wood / metal
6 [C] (often in compounds) a piece of wood or metal that is set in the ground in an upright position, especially to support sth or to mark a position: corner posts (= that mark the corners of a sports field) + The team's 'net' was a piece of string tied to two posts.
See also - BEDPOST, GATEPOST, LAMP POST, SIGNPOST
end of race
7 (the post) [sing.] the place where a race finishes, especially in horse racing
See also - FIRST-PAST-THE-POST, WINNING POST
8 [C, usually sing.] = GOALPOST: The ball hit the post and bounced in.
Idioms see DEAF, PILLAR
1 (BrE) (AmE mail) ~ sth (off) (to sb)
~ sb sth to send a letter, etc. to sb by post/mail: [VN] Have you posted off your order yet? + [VN, VNN] Is it OK if I post the cheque to you next week? + Is it OK if I post you the cheque next week?
2 [VN] (BrE) (AmE mail) to put a letter, etc. into a POSTBOX: Could you post this letter for me?
sth through hole
3 [VN] to put sth through a hole into a container: Let yourself out and post the keys through the letter box.
sb for job
4 [VN] [usually passive] to send sb to a place for a period of time as part of their job: She's been posted to Washington for two years. + Most employees get posted abroad at some stage.
soldier / guard
5 [VN +adv./prep.] to put sb, 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.
6 [VN] [often passive] to put a notice, etc. in a public place so that people can see it: A copy of the letter was posted on the noticeboard. + The results will be posted on the Internet.
7 (especially AmE) to announce sth publicly or officially, especially financial information or a warning: [VN] The company posted a $1.1 billion loss. + A snow warning was posted for Ohio. + [VN-ADJ] The aircraft and its crew were posted missing.
pay money to court
8 [VN] ~ bail / (a) bond (especially AmE) to pay money to a court of law so that a person accused of a crime can go free until their trial: She was released after posting $100 cash bond and her driver's license.
Idioms: keep sb posted (about / on sth) to regularly give sb the most recent information about sth and how it is developing: I'll keep you posted on his progress.
BRITISH / AMERICAN
post / mail
In BrE the official system used for sending and delivering letters, parcels/packages, etc. is usually called the post. In AmE it is usually called the mail: I'll put an application form in the post/mail for you today. + Send your fee by post/mail to this address. Mail is sometimes used in BrE in such expressions as the Royal Mail. Post occurs in AmE in such expressions as the US Postal Service.
In BrE post is also used to mean the letters, parcels/packages, etc. that are delivered to you. Mail is the usual word in AmE and is sometimes also used in BrE: Was there any post/mail this morning? + I sat down to open my post/mail.
Compare: I'll post the letter when I go out. (BrE) and I'll mail the letter when I go out. (AmE)
Note these words: postman (BrE), mailman/mail carrier (both AmE); postbox (BrE), mailbox (AmE). Some compounds are used in both BrE and AmE:
post office, postcard, mail order.
Mail, not post, is always used in connection with electronic messages: e-mail, voicemail.(also post)
one of the two vertical posts that form part of a goal
Idioms: move, etc. the goalposts (BrE, informal, disapproving) to change the rules for sth, or conditions under which it is done, so that the situation becomes more difficult for sb: I manage to get on top of the job, and then they move the goalposts again.
1 postal system
first-class, second-class | registered | inland
I sent it by first-class post.
| in the ~
My application for the job is in the post.
by return of post
Orders will be sent by return of post.
2 letters, parcels, etc.
If you hurry you'll just catch the last post.
VERB + POST
She arrived at the office early and checked her post
VERB + POST
senior | full-time, part-time | permanent, temporary | vacant | managerial, teaching | government, university
VERB + POST
apply for | take up | hold | leave, quit, resign | appoint sb to, fill | dismiss sb from, relieve sb of
He was relieved of his post when he was found to have accepted bribes.
He quit his post as chief executive.
| ~ of
She applied for the new post of training officer.
4 place where sb is on duty
army, police | command, observation | border, frontier
VERB + POST
The guard took up his post at the gate.
The sentries had deserted their posts.
at your ~
The gun crew were at their posts.
5 upright piece of wood, etc.
finishing, winning | far, near (both in football)
He steered a shot between the keeper and the near post.
first past the post
The first horse past the post wins the race.
| pip sb/sth at the post
She led for most of the way before being pipped at the post.
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