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


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 24-foot-wide billboard recently was re-erected in the Midway District overlooking Midway Drive north of Kemper Street. San Diego Union-Tribune, 4 Aug. 2022 The billboard was paid for by Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest following the U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade. Rachel Bluth, CBS News, 4 Aug. 2022 TikTok is the new billboard: 2022 political candidates are going viral on the popular social media tool using Gen Z humor. Ella Lee, USA TODAY, 28 July 2022 Lowe, the first Ranger to bat in the fourth, stared down Ohtani’s 1-1 slider and hit it deep over the center-most digital billboard along the center-field wall. Sarah Valenzuela, Los Angeles Times, 28 July 2022 The billboard is located near Interstate 17 and Glendale Avenue. Madeleine Parrish, The Arizona Republic, 27 June 2022 Tyler Danish started the bottom of the ninth and was an out away from ending the game when pinch hitter Juan Yepez crushed a three-run homer off the billboard down the line in left field. Peter Abraham,, 19 June 2022 The billboard featured a picture of three smiling Black women. Washington Post, 10 May 2022 The billboard has three hashtags: #MuskanKhan, #HijabMyRight and #EducationMyRight. María Paula Mijares Torres,, 13 Apr. 2022 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Like a lot of Russian fans, Savinov was dressed to billboard his indignation. David Segal, New York Times, 20 Feb. 2018 Read more: Billboard 200 Chart Moves: Barry Manilow Scores 26th Top 40 Album With ' Gail Mitchell, Billboard, 10 May 2017 See More

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First Known Use of billboard


1843, in the meaning defined above


1904, in the meaning defined above

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11 Aug 2022

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“Billboard.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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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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