advertising

noun ad·ver·tis·ing

Definition of advertising

  1. 1 :  the action of calling something to the attention of the public especially by paid announcements

  2. 2 :  advertisements <a magazine full of advertising>

  3. 3 :  the business of preparing advertisements for publication or broadcast <looking for a job in advertising>

Examples of advertising in a sentence

  1. He is looking for a job in advertising.

Origin and Etymology of advertising

see advertise


First Known Use: 1717



ADVERTISING Defined for English Language Learners

advertising

noun ad·ver·tis·ing

Definition of advertising for English Language Learners

  • : published or broadcast advertisements

  • : the business of creating advertisements


ADVERTISING Defined for Kids

advertising

noun ad·ver·tis·ing \ˈad-vər-ˌtī-ziŋ\

Definition of advertising for Students

  1. 1 :  speech, writing, pictures, or films meant to persuade people to buy something

  2. 2 :  the business of preparing advertisements



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up advertising? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

possibly but not certainly

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

  • m-ws-new-words-quiz
  • Which word means "inability to recognize faces"?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ