• WordNet 3.6
    • n poster a horse kept at an inn or post house for use by mail carriers or for rent to travelers
    • n poster a sign posted in a public place as an advertisement "a poster advertised the coming attractions"
    • n poster someone who pastes up bills or placards on walls or billboards
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Anti-American demonstrators protesting in Bangladesh after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks carried posters of Osama bin Laden sitting alongside Bert, a beloved Sesame Street Muppet character
    • Poster A large bill or placard intended to be posted in public places.
    • Poster A post horse. "Posters at full gallop."
    • Poster One who posts bills; a billposter.
    • Poster One who posts, or travels expeditiously; a courier. "Posters of the sea and land."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n poster One who posts bills; a bill-poster.
    • n poster A broad-side or placard intended for pasting or nailing upon a post or wall in some public place; an advertisement.
    • n poster One who posts; or travels as post; one who travels expeditiously.
    • n poster A post-horse.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Poster one who posts bills: a large printed bill or placard for posting
    • Poster one who travels by post:
    • Poster (Shak.) a courier: one who travels expeditiously: a posthorse
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  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    “What life half gives a man, posterity gives entirely.”
  • Sam Houston
    Sam Houston
    “I would give no thought of what the world might say of me, if I could only transmit to posterity the reputation of an honest man.”
  • John Adams
    “Think of your forefathers! Think of your posterity.”
  • Publius Cornelius Tacitus
    “Posterity will pay everyone their due.”
  • Joseph Addison
    “We are always doing, says he, something for posterity, but I would see posterity do something for us.”
  • Heywood Broun
    “Posterity is as likely to be wrong as anybody else.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. poste—L. ponĕre, positum, to place.


In literature:

Posterity passes over statistical tables of trade and population, to search for the records of the mind and heart.
"The Knickerbocker, or New-York Monthly Magazine, February 1844" by Various
In the past America has given and at present still gives much thought to the individual and little, if any, to posterity.
"Applied Eugenics" by Paul Popenoe and Roswell Hill Johnson
My history of Switzerland will at last be completed and bequeathed to posterity!
"Napoleon and the Queen of Prussia" by L. Mühlbach,
Chus was by many of the eastern nations expressed Cuth; and his posterity the Cuthim.
"A New System; or, an Analysis of Antient Mythology. Volume II. (of VI.)" by Jacob Bryant
For the justness and truthfulness of these allegations I appeal to the impartial and sober judgment of posterity.
"The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government, Vol. 1 (of 2)" by Jefferson Davis
It is not a question of what posterity can do for us.
"Woman and Womanhood" by C. W. Saleeby
We come, as Americans, to mark a spot which must forever be dear to us and our posterity.
"Standard Selections" by Various
He came to a halt opposite to a large poster of Colman's Mustard erected on a wooden hoarding.
"The Napoleon of Notting Hill" by Gilbert K. Chesterton
I succeeded in securing some fine war relics and a partial line of French war posters which I brought home with me.
"A Journey Through France in War Time" by Joseph G. Butler, Jr.
The poster by M. Theo.
"Letters and Lettering" by Frank Chouteau Brown

In poetry:

The works of ancient bards divine,
Aulus, thou scorn'st to read;
And should posterity read thine,
It would be strange indeed!
"Retalliation" by William Cowper
"Sounds no wrangler yet has heard,
Our posterity shall fright:
E'en 'the Eagle,' valiant bird,
Shall betake itself to flight."
"Julia" by E W Bowling
'Lads, you're wanted, go and help,'
On the railway carriage wall
Stuck the poster, and I thought
Of the hands that penned the call.
"Recruiting" by Ewart Alan Mackintosh
Fades, it all fades! I only see
The poster with its reds and blues
Bidding the heart stand still to take
Its desolating stab of news.
"A Seamark" by Bliss William Carman
He has gained for himself fame and renown,
Which to posterity will be handed down;
Because he has defeated Arabi by land and by sea,
And from the battle of Tel-el-Kebir he made him to flee.
"The Battle of Tel-el-Kebir" by William Topaz McGonagall
The Gordon Highlanders have gained a lasting fame
Which for ages to come will long remain :
The daring gallantry they displayed at the storming of Dargai,
Which will be handed down to posterity.
"The Storming of the Dargai Heights" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

Nearly nude athletes, politics and big-name artists — they've all had a place on the posters promoting the Games.
A celebration of Olympic posters.
X-Streame Fisher New Poster Posts:22.
Some of you may have seen posters and postings on a van that was stolen from Wallingford Saturday night…with a dog inside.
'Game of Thrones': New Poster Gruesomely Recalls Sean Bean's Ned Stark (Photo).
The Mariks will be displaying this poster as they search for stories for their blog.
Educational Aids, Posters, Bed Bug Handouts .
0 A noose is pictured in the corner of an Albuquerque Police Department wanted poster.
The Salmon Slayer Advanced Poster Posts:274.
The impending doom that is "Terminator Salvation" (and I mean that in a good way) has a creepy cool animated movie poster out that's sure to make you see Los Angeles in a remember-that-Rodney-King-stuff-years-ago kind of way.
A Libyan rebel burning poster of Qaddafi.
Movie poster for "Ted," showing this week at the Royal Twin Theater of Pauls Valley.
Korn team up yet again with dubstep poster-child Skrillex on 'Chaos Live in Everything,' the third single from the band's latest album, 'The Path of Totality.
Poster, a Rosie the Riveter image from World War II.
Just ask Donald Rumsfeld, Miss Teen USA, President Bush, and the anonymous posters on Craigslist, all of whom found their way into songs.

In science:

Additional cases can be found in the poster contributions (e.g., Cappellari, Cretton).
Coevolution of Black Holes and Galaxies: Conference Summary
Cramer, poster presentation at this conference. 20. R.
Correlations and Fluctuations, A Summary of Quark Matter 2002
Heffner, poster presentation at this conference. 26. D.
Correlations and Fluctuations, A Summary of Quark Matter 2002
Brown, poster presentation at this conference; S.
Correlations and Fluctuations, A Summary of Quark Matter 2002
Kopytine, poster presentation at this conference; M.
Correlations and Fluctuations, A Summary of Quark Matter 2002