advertisement

noun
ad·​ver·​tise·​ment | \ ˌad-vər-ˈtīz-mənt How to pronounce advertisement (audio) ; əd-ˈvər-təz-mənt, -tə-smənt How to pronounce advertisement (audio) \

Definition of advertisement

1 : a public notice especially : one published in the press or broadcast over the air a full-page advertisement for the movie a TV advertisement
2 : the act or process of advertising something The company has spent a lot of money on advertisement.

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Synonyms for advertisement

Synonyms

ad, advert [chiefly British], announcement, bulletin, communiqué, notice, notification, posting, release

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Examples of advertisement in a Sentence

The advertisement will appear in three magazines. He learned about the job from an advertisement in the newspaper. The company has spent a lot of money on advertisement.
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That sense of age is present at Marina Submarine in San Francisco, where the decor is worn-in, all red walls and framed beer advertisements. Soleil Ho, SFChronicle.com, "When being Asian American means bacon and eggs and hamburgers," 6 June 2019 This time around, Bailey wanted to enhance her approach and shared that there are actually two advertisements — one large and one small — currently standing in the Atlanta metropolitan area with the same message. Lexi Vollero, EW.com, "Actress responds after Tyler Perry shoots down her billboard audition: 'I had to take a chance'," 6 June 2019 On the advertisements, PACs must disclose their top five contributors who meet a certain dollar threshold. Joseph O’sullivan, The Seattle Times, "‘Gray money’: New Washington law to lift the cloak on PAC funders," 19 May 2019 The first half of the advertisement was directed by Bud Light's Spencer Riviera. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Game of Thrones Just Recreated That Scene with The Mountain for a Super Bowl Ad," 4 Feb. 2019 One tip is to study the language used in the job advertisement; if the initials PM are used for project management, then make sure PM appears in your CV. The Economist, "How an algorithm may decide your career," 21 June 2018 A few months before that appointment, an internet advertisement caught Arin's attention. Jesse Dougherty, chicagotribune.com, "Former Alabama player Les Williams is one of more than 100 suing NCAA over brain injuries," 3 July 2018 The lawsuit seeks an injunction to stop Ballyhoo Media from placing the floating advertisements in the East and Hudson rivers. Katie Honan, WSJ, "New York City Sues to Stop Digital Billboards From Cruising Rivers," 27 Mar. 2019 Ahead of elections in 2014, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party used social media extensively for political advertisements and to interact with young voters. Rishabh R. Jain, The Seattle Times, "Facebook says it’s limiting false stories for India election," 27 Mar. 2019

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First Known Use of advertisement

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 2

History and Etymology for advertisement

Middle English, borrowed from Anglo-French avertisement, advertissement, from avertiss-, advertiss-, stem of avertir, advertir "to notify, (reflexive) recognize, be mindful of" + -ment -ment — more at advert entry 1

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The first known use of advertisement was in the 15th century

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advertisement

noun

English Language Learners Definition of advertisement

: something (such as a short film or a written notice) that is shown or presented to the public to help sell a product or to make an announcement
: a person or thing that shows how good or effective something is
: the act or process of advertising

advertisement

noun
ad·​ver·​tise·​ment | \ ˌad-vər-ˈtīz-mənt How to pronounce advertisement (audio) , ad-ˈvər-təz-\

Kids Definition of advertisement

: a notice or short film advertising something

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