poster

1
[poh-ster]

noun

a placard or bill posted or intended for posting in a public place, as for advertising.
a large print of a painting, photograph, etc., used to decorate a wall: posters of street scenes.
a person who posts bills, placards, etc.
Digital Technology. a person who posts or submits an online message to a message board: The previous poster in this thread was off-topic.

Nearby words

  1. poste restante,
  2. posted,
  3. postelection,
  4. postembryonic,
  5. postemergence,
  6. poster board,
  7. poster boy,
  8. poster child,
  9. poster color,
  10. poster paint

Origin of poster

1
First recorded in 1830–40; post1 + -er1

poster

2
[poh-ster]

noun

Archaic. a person who travels rapidly.

Origin of poster

2
First recorded in 1595–1605; post3 + -er1

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British Dictionary definitions for poster

poster

noun

a large printed picture, used for decoration
a placard or bill posted in a public place as an advertisement
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for poster

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.

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