Definitions of Posters

  1. Single or multi- sheet notices made to attract attention to events, activities, causes, goods, or services. They are for posting, usually in a public place and are chiefly pictorial. They are intended to make an immediate impression from a distance. Posters do not include poster presentations at conferences and meetings. ( From Thesaurus for Graphic Materials II: Genre and Physical Characteristic Headings, 1995)

Usage examples for Posters

  1. In fact, nobody was in front of the vacant store that had been used, and the big posters were ripped down. – Victory by Lester del Rey
  2. In the meantime the election came on in the Chelsea districts, and the whole of the south- western part of the metropolis was covered with posters bearing George Vavasor's name. – Can You Forgive Her? by Anthony Trollope
  3. We'll put up the tent first; then, while I fix up things inside, you can go about and stick up some posters. – Ralph Granger's Fortunes by William Perry Brown
  4. She had never stood in front of the glowing posters of a picture show, saying to herself or to any one that chanced to be with her: " I tell you what: If I had a nickel, I bet I know what I'd do with it!" – The Rosie World by Parker Fillmore
  5. There were headlines in the evening paper posters, but somehow or other Melian did not notice these. – The Heath Hover Mystery by Bertram Mitford
  6. Anyone would have recognized them, for their faces had gone round the world in posters, magazines and newsreels. – The Image and the Likeness by John Scott Campbell
  7. What do you mean to charge us for the printing of the posters, Gallagher? – General John Regan 1913 by George A. Birmingham
  8. The whole population awoke to pathetic, absorbing interest in the quality of the posters and the probable truth of the fore- word. – Rose of Dutcher's Coolly by Hamlin Garland
  9. Their walls are adorned with posters instead of ivy. – General John Regan 1913 by George A. Birmingham
  10. As the first of these desolating posters was put in place, the Rev. – Anderson Crow, Detective by George Barr McCutcheon
  11. Yes, I've seen posters printed. – Paul and the Printing Press by Sara Ware Bassett
  12. A great trial of skill between Roberts and Vivalla was duly announced by posters and through the press. – The-Life-of-Phineas-T-Barnum by Benton, Joel
  13. I also painted all the posters for advertising games, plays, and other school activities. – The-Life-of-Me-an-autobiography by Johnson, Clarence Edgar
  14. " It's something scandalous," she declared, " to see the boys an' girls who would be goin' to Christian Endeavor or Epworth League if they'd ben brought up right, crowdin' 'round the entrance doors lookin' at the posters, an' payin' out good money that ought to go into the missionary boxes for the heathen in the Sandwich Islands, to go an' see filums of wimmen without half enough clothes on. – The Old Gray Homestead by Frances Parkinson Keyes
  15. If the posters say Sir John Corbett will address the meeting people'll come. – Mr. Waddington of Wyck by May Sinclair
  16. " You can see those posters everywhere on the streets still," said Willy Snyders. – Atlantis by Gerhart Hauptmann
  17. By posters it is even enforced upon you. – With the French in France and Salonika by Richard Harding Davis
  18. At twenty she was able to earn her living by drawing posters for a commercial art firm and making occasional illustrations for magazines designed for female consumption. – Erik Dorn by Ben Hecht
  19. Barnum believed in making his place of exhibition as attractive as possible, and the building was decorated with flags and banners, the posters were of the most sensational character, and the first " Drummond Lights" ever seen in New York were placed on top of the Museum, flooding the streets around with brilliance. – The-Life-of-Phineas-T-Barnum by Benton, Joel
  20. Tall posters of twisted wood supported a carved framework to which were attached dusty, scarlet draperies. – The Cry at Midnight by Mildred A. Wirt