signboard

noun
sign·​board | \ ˈsīn-ˌbȯrd How to pronounce signboard (audio) \

Definition of signboard

: a board bearing a notice or sign

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Siddhartha may be gone, but his legacy will live through the bright purple signboards at every other crossing in large and small Indian cities. Itika Sharma Punit, Quartz India, "VG Siddhartha gave India’s youth an affordable dating spot—and a clean place to pee on the highway," 30 July 2019 Some have affixed messages onto their hardhats, transforming them into personal mobile signboards. Mary Hui, Quartz, "Hardhats have replaced umbrellas as the symbol of Hong Kong’s protests," 26 July 2019 Then, signboards and street names, passersby, roofs, kiosks, and bars must speak to the wanderer like a twig snapping under his foot in the forest. Lauren Elkin, The Atlantic, "People Will Always Get Lost," 16 Feb. 2018 Siddhartha may be gone, but his legacy will live through the bright purple signboards at every other crossing in large and small Indian cities. Itika Sharma Punit, Quartz India, "VG Siddhartha gave India’s youth an affordable dating spot—and a clean place to pee on the highway," 30 July 2019 Some have affixed messages onto their hardhats, transforming them into personal mobile signboards. Mary Hui, Quartz, "Hardhats have replaced umbrellas as the symbol of Hong Kong’s protests," 26 July 2019 Another striking moment came when Kim and Moon chatted while strolling slowly to a footbridge in Panmunjom, where a rusty signboard marking the military demarcation line stands. Washington Post, "Summit offers South Koreans rare insight into Kim Jong Un," 28 Apr. 2018 Illuminated signboards light up a street in the evening in the Myeongdong district of Seoul, South Korea, on Feb. 27, 2014. Charlie Campbell, Time, "What Would Korean Reunification Look Like? Five Glaring Problems to Overcome," 26 Apr. 2018 The signboard is currently covered with blank, white paper. Kelly Kazek, AL.com, "New 'Go To Church or the Devil Will Get You' sign being erected on I-65," 29 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of signboard

1632, in the meaning defined above

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signboard

noun

English Language Learners Definition of signboard

: a board with writing or a picture on it that gives information about something (such as a business)

signboard

noun
sign·​board | \ ˈsīn-ˌbȯrd How to pronounce signboard (audio) \

Kids Definition of signboard

: a board with a sign or notice on it

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