Poster definition

pōstər
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A relatively large printed card or sheet of paper, often illustrated, posted to advertise or publicize something; placard.
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One that posts bills or notices.
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Any relatively large piece of commercial art, as for decoration.
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The definition of a poster is a large print, ad or decoration that can be displayed or hung on the wall.

A large print showing the name of a movie and an enticing picture to try to get you to come to the movie is an example of a movie poster.

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A large, usually printed placard, bill, or announcement, often illustrated, that is posted to advertise or publicize something.
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An advertisement to be posted on a pole, wall etc. to advertise something.

I saw a poster for it on the side of a bus.

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One who posts a message.

Some posters left the online message board after the squabble.

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One who posts, or travels expeditiously; a courier.
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An artistic work, often a reproduction of an original painting or photograph, printed on a large sheet of paper.
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One that travels in speed or with haste.
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(dated) A posthorse.
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(ice hockey, slang) A shot which only hits a goal post without going in.

We got three posters in the third and lost.

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A post-horse.
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A picture of a celebrity, an event etc., intended to be attached to a wall.

He has posters of his favorite band, sports teams and holiday resorts up.

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(archaic) A swift traveler.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
poster
Plural:
posters

Origin of poster

  • from to post (placcard, publish) + -er

    From Wiktionary

  • from to post (travel, dispatch) + -er

    From Wiktionary