- 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.
Origin of poster1
- post horse.
- Archaic. a person who travels rapidly.
Origin of poster2
Related Words for posterplacard, sign, billboard, sheet, banner, sticker, handbill, announcement, notice, bill, signboard, broadside, affiche
Examples from the Web for poster
Contemporary Examples of poster
“EOTS is a poster child for one of the ills of the acquisition process,” the official said.Newest U.S. Stealth Fighter ‘10 Years Behind’ Older Jets
December 26, 2014
Before I could apologize to his mother he ran back out to the living room with a poster of his dad and opened it up for me to see.The Life and Hard Times Of The Family A Cuban Defector Left Behind
December 19, 2014
They have made Keystone XL the poster child of their climate-change efforts.Why the Keystone XL Pipeline May Not Be Built
November 19, 2014
“She fought so Damn hard,” the poster added in a follow-up comment.Did the Amber Lynn Coplin Murder Photos Sicken the Creeps of 4Chan?
November 6, 2014
Her giggles, her beautiful beaming face – Anne Marie would be my Ebola poster child.The Life of a Liberian Child with Ebola
November 5, 2014
Historical Examples of poster
Now, a gent with special fine eyes might find that you looked like the gent on this poster.
He crumpled the poster and inserted it beneath the lid of his iron stove.
What would he, so fastidious as he was, think of that poster?The Bacillus of Beauty
It was a poster on a high fence, and it had a black border around it.The Harbor
Then he caught sight of Bibi-the-Smoker, who was also reading the poster.L'Assommoir
- a large printed picture, used for decoration
- a placard or bill posted in a public place as an advertisement
"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.