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 Britt’s support from the traditional wing of the Republican party, including her former mentor Sen. Richard Shelby, along with support from powerful business groups, has aided her campaign’s ability to buy ads and billboard space. al, 13 June 2022 But the advertising tech company, Shoutable, is reinventing how digital billboard space is bought and sold. Tom Ward, Forbes, 17 May 2022 City officials have taken up the cause and a billboard campaign in support of the mural appears in the works, but the building’s owner says the whales aren’t gone for good. Duante Beddingfield, Detroit Free Press, 22 Apr. 2022 The temple was in the final stages of a deal for billboard space in Northwest Arkansas, central Arkansas and Indiana, the suit says. Doug Thompson, Arkansas Online, 1 Mar. 2022 The project is modeled after similar initiatives such as The Billboard Creative, which presents an annual show in Los Angeles, and Sonora 128, a billboard exhibition space in Mexico City. Matthew J. Palm,, 2 Sep. 2021 Angelyne, the only one-name candidate running on the ballot, is an entertainer who gained fame in Los Angeles in the 1980s by buying billboard space to advertise her name and image. Michael R. Blood And Kathleen Ronayne, USA TODAY, 18 July 2021 Mbappé exhales, then flashes the billboard smile again. Joshua Robinson, WSJ, 6 Sep. 2022 The parks have taken measures to warn people of the risks of recreating in the heat, including messages on their websites and billboard-sized signs at trailheads, but the calls for help keep coming in. Julie Jag, The Salt Lake Tribune, 1 Sep. 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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“Billboard.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Oct. 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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