To post off
Post 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. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

2. To hold up to public blame or reproach; to advertise opprobriously; to denounce by public proclamation; as, to post one for cowardice. [1913 Webster]

On pain of being posted to your sorrow Fail not, at four, to meet me. --Granville. [1913 Webster]

3. To enter (a name) on a list, as for service, promotion, or the like. [1913 Webster]

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.'' --De Quincey. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

You have not posted your books these ten years. --Arbuthnot. [1913 Webster]

6. To place in the care of the post; to mail; as, to post a letter. [1913 Webster]

7. To inform; to give the news to; to make (one) acquainted with the details of a subject; -- often with up. [1913 Webster]

Thoroughly posted up in the politics and literature of the day. --Lond. Sat. Rev. [1913 Webster]

{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. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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