advertising

noun

ad·​ver·​tis·​ing ˈad-vər-ˌtī-ziŋ How to pronounce advertising (audio)
1
: the action of calling something to the attention of the public especially by paid announcements
2
: advertisements
a magazine full of advertising
3
: the business of preparing advertisements for publication or broadcast
looking for a job in advertising

Examples of advertising in a Sentence

He is looking for a job in advertising.
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Word History

Etymology

advertise + -ing entry 1

First Known Use

1717, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of advertising was in 1717

Dictionary Entries Near advertising

Cite this Entry

“Advertising.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/advertising. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

advertising

noun
ad·​ver·​tis·​ing
ˈad-vər-ˌtī-ziŋ
1
: the action of calling something to the attention of the public especially by paid announcements
2
: published or broadcast advertisements
3
: the business of preparing advertisements
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