advice column


advice column
ad'vice .column
n
part of a newspaper or magazine in which someone gives advice to readers who have written to them about their personal problems
British Equivalent: agony column
>advice columnist n

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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  • advice column — UK US noun [countable] [singular advice column plural advice columns] mainly american an agony column Thesaurus: parts of newspapers and magazinesmeronym types of newspaper or magazine …   Useful english dictionary

  • advice column — advice columns N COUNT In a newspaper or magazine, the advice column contains letters from readers about their personal problems, and advice on what to do about them. [AM] (in BRIT, use agony column) …   English dictionary

  • Advice column — An advice column is a column at a magazine or newspaper written by an advice columnist (colloquially known as an agony aunt, or agony uncle if the columnist is a male). The image presented was originally of an older woman providing comforting… …   Wikipedia

  • advice column — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms advice column : singular advice column plural advice columns mainly American an agony column Derived word: advice columnist noun countable Word forms advice columnist : singular advice columnist plural advice… …   English dictionary

  • advice column — (British) advice column, regular advice feature (in a newspaper, magazine etc.) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • advice column — noun (C) especially AmE part of a newspaper or magazine in which someone gives advice to readers about their personal problems; agony column BrE advice columnist noun (C) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • advice column — ad vice ,column noun count a piece of writing in a newspaper consisting of questions or problems people have and the answers or advice given by the COLUMNIST ╾ ad vice ,columnist noun count …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Dear Prudence (advice column) — Dear Prudence is an advice column appearing weekly in the online magazine Slate and syndicated to over 200 newspapers. The column was initiated on 20 December 1997. Prudence was a pseudonym, and the author s true identity was not revealed at the… …   Wikipedia

  • advice columnist — noun [countable] [singular advice columnist plural advice columnists] Thesaurus: journalists and groups of journalistssynonym types of newspaper or magazine …   Useful english dictionary

  • Advice — may refer to:*Advice (opinion), an opinion or recommendation offered as a guide to action, conduct. *Advice (constitutional), in constitutional law, a frequently binding instruction issued to a constitutional office holder *Advice in aspect… …   Wikipedia


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