What does poster mean?

Definitions for poster
ˈpoʊ stərposter

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. poster, posting, placard, notice, bill, cardnoun

    a sign posted in a public place as an advertisement

    "a poster advertised the coming attractions"

  2. bill poster, poster, bill stickernoun

    someone who pastes up bills or placards on walls or billboards

  3. post horse, post-horse, posternoun

    a horse kept at an inn or post house for use by mail carriers or for rent to travelers

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Posternoun

    A courier; one that travels hastily.

    Etymology: from post.

    Weird sisters hand in hand,
    Posters of the sea and land,
    Thus do go about. William Shakespeare, Macbeth.

Wikipedia

  1. Poster

    A poster is a temporary promotion of an idea, product, or event put up in a public space for mass consumption. Typically, posters include both textual and graphic elements, although a poster may be either wholly graphical or wholly text. Posters are designed to be both eye-catching and informative. Posters may be used for many purposes. They are a frequent tool of advertisers (particularly of events, musicians, and films), propagandists, protestors, and other groups trying to communicate a message. Posters are also used for reproductions of artwork, particularly famous works, and are generally low-cost compared to the original artwork. The modern poster, as we know it, however, dates back to the 1840s and 1850s when the printing industry perfected colour lithography and made mass production possible.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Posternoun

    a large bill or placard intended to be posted in public places

  2. Posternoun

    one who posts bills; a billposter

  3. Posternoun

    one who posts, or travels expeditiously; a courier

  4. Posternoun

    a post horse

Freebase

  1. Poster

    A poster is any piece of printed paper designed to be attached to a wall or vertical surface. Typically posters include both textual and graphic elements, although a poster may be either wholly graphical or wholly text. Posters are designed to be both eye-catching and informative. Posters may be used for many purposes. They are a frequent tool of advertisers, propagandists, protestors and other groups trying to communicate a message. Posters are also used for reproductions of artwork, particularly famous works, and are generally low-cost compared to original artwork.

Etymology and Origins

  1. Poster

    So called because auction, play, and other public announcements were first exhibited on the posts separating the roadway from the side walk. Being stuck on these posts, the bills were said to be “posted.”

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'poster' in Nouns Frequency: #2128

Anagrams for poster »

  1. stoper

  2. respot

  3. repost

  4. presto

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of poster in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of poster in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of poster in a Sentence

  1. Chris Cuomo:

    Donald Trump could be a recruitment poster for ISIS because he is fanning the flames of hate.

  2. Scott Amey:

    CGI was the poster child for government failure, i am shocked that the IRS has turned around and is using them for Obamacare IT work.

  3. Olivia Phillips:

    Kim Kardashian herself.Read MoreBut Huda is the best kind of success story, tenacious, talented, a working mum with a family...( Kim Kardashian herself.Read MoreBut Huda's) the poster girl for the kind of entrepreneurial spirit we pride ourselves on in Middle Easts.

  4. Hilary Benn:

    This is a shameful and cowardly poster, it takes courage to stand by your principles and your friends when they are attacked, whether in Orlando, Paris or Brussels.

  5. Ed Egilinsky:

    There is headline risk for cryptocurrencies and Musk is the poster child for that. What he says still matters... at least for now, investors have to consider why they are buying. Hopefully, it's to diversify.

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