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poster1

[poh-ster] /ˈpoʊ stər/
noun
1.
a placard or bill posted or intended for posting in a public place, as for advertising.
2.
a large print of a painting, photograph, etc., used to decorate a wall:
posters of street scenes.
3.
a person who posts bills, placards, etc.
4.
Digital Technology. a person who posts or submits an online message to a message board:
The previous poster in this thread was off-topic.
Origin of poster1
1830-1840
First recorded in 1830-40; post1 + -er1

poster2

[poh-ster] /ˈpoʊ stər/
noun
2.
Archaic. a person who travels rapidly.
Origin
First recorded in 1595-1605; post3 + -er1
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  • Now, a gent with special fine eyes might find that you looked like the gent on this poster.

    Way of the Lawless Max Brand
  • He crumpled the poster and inserted it beneath the lid of his iron stove.

    Way of the Lawless Max Brand
  • What would he, so fastidious as he was, think of that poster?

    The Bacillus of Beauty Harriet Stark
  • It was a poster on a high fence, and it had a black border around it.

    The Harbor Ernest Poole
  • Then he caught sight of Bibi-the-Smoker, who was also reading the poster.

    L'Assommoir Emile Zola
British Dictionary definitions for poster

poster

/ˈpəʊstə/
noun
1.
a large printed picture, used for decoration
2.
a placard or bill posted in a public place as an advertisement
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for poster
n.

"bill, placard, thing posted," 1838, from post (v.1). Poster boy/girl/child "someone given prominence in certain causes" is attested by 1990, in reference to fund-raising drives for charities associated with disability, featuring child sufferers, a feature since 1930s.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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