billboard

noun
bill·​board | \ ˈbil-ˌbȯrd How to pronounce billboard (audio) \

Definition of billboard

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a flat surface (as of a panel, wall, or fence) on which bills are posted specifically : a large panel designed to carry outdoor advertising

billboard

verb
billboarded; billboarding; billboards

Definition of billboard (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

: to promote by a conspicuous display on or as if on a billboard

Examples of billboard in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

The collage elements emphasize the flat, billboard-like surface. Christopher Knight, latimes.com, "Review: In ‘COLA 2019,’ the city of L.A. gives its artists a place to sound off," 18 June 2019 The billboards will run until next Thursday and are part of a campaign targeting 11 districts — including Neal’s — to urge representatives to support impeachment. Aidan Ryan, BostonGlobe.com, "Steyer’s group continues pressure on Neal to get Trump’s tax returns," 18 June 2019 Before the billboard’s message can be posted, however, Cameron will have to select its final design. Jon Porter, The Verge, "No Man’s Sky fans crowdfund a billboard message to thank developer for work," 18 June 2019 But Beijing’s ancient roots are still visible among the modern high-rises and the flashy billboards. National Geographic, "China High School Expedition," 12 June 2019 At the least, though, Philadelphia made a move on Thursday that slightly deviated from the standard highway billboard. Conor Orr, SI.com, "Carson Wentz’s Four-Year Contract Extension a Smart, Calculated Risk for Eagles," 7 June 2019 So the controversy around the Aimee Trepanier billboard was dismissed. Dvorameyers, Longreads, "The Gymnast’s Position," 5 June 2019 If signs could talk, the Elephant Car Wash billboard at Denny Way and Aurora Avenue would have a lot of stories to tell. Seattle Sketcher Gabriel Campanario, The Seattle Times, "From then to now: Pink elephant of the Elephant Car Wash has seen Seattle change drastically around it," 7 Feb. 2019 The billboards would only display advertisements for a year, according to report from Astronomy. Avery Thompson, Popular Mechanics, "A Russian Startup Wants to Project Giant Billboards in Space," 18 Jan. 2019

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

Like a lot of Russian fans, Savinov was dressed to billboard his indignation. David Segal, New York Times, "Russian Fans at the Olympics Are Loud, Proud and Angry," 20 Feb. 2018 Read more: Billboard 200 Chart Moves: Barry Manilow Scores 26th Top 40 Album With ' Gail Mitchell, Billboard, "Barry Manilow Receives BMI Icon Award as Co-Songwriter of the Year Justin Tranter Pushes for More Diversity," 10 May 2017

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First Known Use of billboard

Noun

1843, in the meaning defined above

Verb

1904, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of billboard was in 1843

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billboard

noun

English Language Learners Definition of billboard

: a large sign for advertisements that is next to a road, on the side of a building, etc.

billboard

noun
bill·​board | \ ˈbil-ˌbȯrd How to pronounce billboard (audio) \

Kids Definition of billboard

: a flat surface on which outdoor advertisements are displayed

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