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 Military action flick Interceptor topped the Netflix charts last weekend without a big-name cast member or splashy L.A. billboard in sight, and first-time director Matthew Reilly has an inkling of why that is. Sara Netzley,, 16 June 2022 They could be used to display relevant information, but EV Safe Charge’s renders of the device also suggests the device could be used as a rolling billboard. Bryan Hood, Robb Report, 15 June 2022 Companies and individuals who have requested a zoning change, a tract map, a billboard district and many other types of planning approvals will be barred from donating directly to candidates, according to the Ethics Commission announcement. David Zahniser, Los Angeles Times, 11 June 2022 Over his career, the elder Mr. Stuckey’s 100 ideas a day begot a billboard company, a timber business, a trucking business and a car dealership, among others. New York Times, 11 June 2022 On Thursday, the mother-daughter duo also ventured around Los Angeles to see their Rinna Beauty ads plastered on walls and even a billboard. Kelly Wynne,, 10 June 2022 In one Instagram post identified by The Associated Press, an account called White Primacy appeared to post a photo of a billboard that describes a common way Jewish people were exterminated during the Holocaust. Amanda Seitz, Chron, 10 June 2022 The Tyler, Texas, country singer flew to New York on a whim just to see, in person, a Spotify billboard featuring his likeness in Times Square. Joseph Hudak, Rolling Stone, 9 June 2022 The actor is currently promoting her Peacock series Angelyne, the series loosely based on The Hollywood Reporter's 2017 investigative story about the real identity of the infamous L.A. billboard star. Carrie Wittmer, Glamour, 8 June 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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24 Jun 2022

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“Billboard.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jun. 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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