from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A large, usually printed placard, bill, or announcement, often illustrated, that is posted to advertise or publicize something.
  • n. An artistic work, often a reproduction of an original painting or photograph, printed on a large sheet of paper.
  • n. One that posts bills or notices.
  • n. Archaic One that travels in speed or with haste.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One who posts a message.
  • n. One who posts, or travels expeditiously; a courier.
  • n. A posthorse.
  • n. An advertisement to be posted on a pole, wall etc. to advertise something.
  • n. A picture of a celebrity, an event etc., intended to be attached to a wall.
  • n. A shot which only hits a goal post without going in
  • n. A post-horse
  • n. A swift traveler

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A large bill or placard intended to be posted in public places.
  • n. One who posts bills; a billposter.
  • n. One who posts, or travels expeditiously; a courier.
  • n. A post horse.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who posts bills; a bill-poster.
  • n. A broad-side or placard intended for pasting or nailing upon a post or wall in some public place; an advertisement.
  • n. One who posts; or travels as post; one who travels expeditiously.
  • n. A post-horse.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a sign posted in a public place as an advertisement
  • n. a horse kept at an inn or post house for use by mail carriers or for rent to travelers
  • n. someone who pastes up bills or placards on walls or billboards


from to post (placcard, publish) + -er (Wiktionary)
from to post (travel, dispatch) + -er (Wiktionary)



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