noun (1)
post·​er | \ ˈpō-stər How to pronounce poster (audio) \

Definition of poster

 (Entry 1 of 3)

1a : a usually large printed sheet that often contains pictures and is posted in a public place (as to promote something)
b : a usually large printed sheet that is put on a wall as decoration
2 : a person who posts something online (see post entry 2 sense 3) The case is among a growing number of defamation claims nationally that target anonymous Internet posters to websites operated by news media and other owners.— Jeff Swiatek


postered; postering; posters

Definition of poster (Entry 2 of 3)

transitive + intransitive

: to put up posters on walls or surfaces : to affix posters to postered her bedroom walls with images of her favorite athletes They were not exactly old hands when it came to postering abandoned buildings, walls and fences in the dead of night.— Nancy Kapitanoff That we were in fact postering for so innocuous an event as a poetry reading was cause for greater amusement …The Baffler


noun (2)

Definition of poster (Entry 3 of 3)

: a swift traveler

Other Words from poster

Noun (1)

posterlike \ ˈpō-​stər-​ˌlīk How to pronounce poster (audio) \ adjective
an image with a posterlike quality

First Known Use of poster

Noun (1)

1818, in the meaning defined at sense 1a


1918, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1538, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for poster

Noun (1)

post entry 2

Noun (2)

post entry 4

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“Poster.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 May. 2021.

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post·​er | \ ˈpō-stər How to pronounce poster (audio) \

Kids Definition of poster

: a usually large sheet with writing or pictures on it that is displayed as a notice, advertisement, or for decoration

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