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[poh-ster] /ˈpoʊ stər/
a placard or bill posted or intended for posting in a public place, as for advertising.
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
1830-40; post1 + -er1


[poh-ster] /ˈpoʊ stər/
Archaic. a person who travels rapidly.
1595-1605; post3 + -er1 Unabridged
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Examples from the web for poster
  • Glad to see the poster qualify the usual references to infinitely large.
  • Stick to the top of the big pumpkin with a small ball of clay polymer or poster putty.
  • The park presents poster views to the west and south.
  • He also made a poster out of it and asked all the guys to write kind words on it.
  • The poster who said it's in human nature to consume and consume may not be right.
  • In an earlier post, the poster above stated that mental illness could not be measurable.
  • My point is that the poster applies two different standards.
  • Another poster stated that a theory can be proven wrong.
  • Each poster has a caption, and upon close examination, our logo and name are visible at the bottom of each poster.
  • Maybe the poster used hyperbole to get the point across, but in my field, it takes about a year from proposal to defense.
British Dictionary definitions for poster


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
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Word Origin and History for poster

"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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