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ad|ver|tise|ment
S3 [ədˈvə:tısmənt US ˌædvərˈtaız-] n
1.) also ad informal
advert BrE
a picture, set of words, or a short film, which is intended to persuade people to buy a product or use a service, or that gives information about a job that is available, an event that is going to happen etc
advertisement for
The Sunday papers are full of advertisements for cars.
She saw an advertisement for a ski vacation in Vermont.
They put an advertisement in The Morning News, offering a high salary for the right person.
The organizers of the concert had taken out a full page advertisement in The New York Times.
Only a handful of people answered the advertisement .
2.) be an advertisement for sth
to be a good example of something or show how effective it can be
He's a very good advertisement for the benefits of regular exercise.
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COLLOCATES for sense 1
put/place an advertisement in a newspaper
take out an advertisement (=ask for an advertisement to be printed or shown)
a newspaper/television/radio advertisement
a full-page/half-page/two-page advertisement
a job advertisement
answer/reply to an advertisement
run a series of advertisements (=print or broadcast a series of them)
WORD FOCUS: advertisement
types of advertisement: commercial on TV or radio
poster on a wall, often with a picture on it
junk mail unwanted letters in the post, advertising things
flyer a sheet of paper with an advertisement on it, given to you in the street or pushed through your door
the blurb a piece of writing on the back of a book, which talks about the good things in it
the classified ads also the small ads (BrE) short advertisements in a newspaper, in which people offer things for sale
the personal ads/the lonely hearts (ads) newspaper advertisements in which people say they want to meet someone for romance
See also: slogan, jingle2 (1) , plug2 (2)
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Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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  • Advertisement — Ad*ver tise*ment ([a^]d*v[ e]r t[i^]z*ment or [a^]d v[ e]r*t[imac]z ment; 277), n. [F. avertisement, formerly also spelled advertissement, a warning, giving notice, fr. avertir.] 1. The act of informing or notifying; notification. [Archaic] [1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • advertisement — index publication (disclosure), publicity Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 advertisement …   Law dictionary

  • advertisement — /əd və:tismənt/, it. /ad vɛrtizment/ s. ingl. [da (to ) advertise fare pubblicità ], usato in ital. al masch. (comm.) [messaggio di carattere economico o pubblicitario] ▶◀ annuncio, avviso, inserzione, réclame. ⇑ pubblicità …   Enciclopedia Italiana

  • advertisement — (n.) early 15c., written statement calling attention to something, public notice (of anything, but often of a sale); from M.Fr. avertissement, from stem of avertir (see ADVERTISE (Cf. advertise)). Meaning public notice (usually paid), the main… …   Etymology dictionary

  • advertisement — (Brit.) ad·ver·tise·ment || É™d vɜːtɪsmÉ™nt n. act of advertising, promotion, drawing attention to, act of promoting (generally in order to sell goods or services); public announcement or printed notice designed to attract attention; ad;… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • advertisement — /adˈvertizment, adverˈtaizment, ingl. ədˈvYːtɪsmənt, ˌædvəːˈtaɪzmənt/ [da to advertise «fare pubblicità»] s. m. inv. annuncio pubblicitario, inserzione …   Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

  • advertisement — publication, announcement, broadcasting, proclamation, promulgation, declaration (see under DECLARE) Analogous words: *publicity, ballyhoo, promotion, propaganda …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • advertisement — is pronounced with the main stress on the second syllable in RP, but often on the third syllable (ad vǝ tiyz mǝnt) in many regional varieties of English …   Modern English usage

  • advertisement — [n] public notice of sale ad, announcement, bill, blurb, broadcast, circular, classified ad, commercial, communication, declaration, display, endorsement, exhibit, exhibition, flyer, literature, notice, notification, placard, plug, poster,… …   New thesaurus

  • advertisement — ► NOUN ▪ a notice or display advertising something …   English terms dictionary

  • advertisement — [ad΄vər tīz′mənt; əd vʉr′tiz mənt, əd vʉr′tismənt] n. 1. the act of advertising 2. a public notice or announcement, usually paid for, as of things for sale, needs, etc …   English World dictionary


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