What does advert mean?

Definitions for advert
ˈæd vərtad·vert

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ad, advertisement, advertizement, advertising, advertizing, advertverb

    a public promotion of some product or service

  2. attend, hang, advert, pay heed, give earverb

    give heed (to)

    "The children in the audience attended the recital quietly"; "She hung on his every word"; "They attended to everything he said"

  3. allude, touch, advertverb

    make a more or less disguised reference to

    "He alluded to the problem but did not mention it"

  4. mention, advert, bring up, cite, name, referverb

    make reference to

    "His name was mentioned in connection with the invention"


  1. advertnoun

    An advertisement, an ad.

  2. advertverb

    To turn attention.

  3. advertverb

    To call attention, refer; construed with to.

    He adverted to the problem in the opening paragraph.

  4. Etymology: adverten, from advertir "to notice", from advertere "to turn toward". See adverse.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To ADVERTverb

    To attend to; to regard; to observe; with the particle to before the object of regard.

    Etymology: adverto, Lat.

    The mind of man being not capable at once to advert to more than one thing, a particular view and examination of such an innumerable number of vast bodies, will afford matter of admiration. John Ray, on the Creation.

    Now to the universal whole advert;
    The earth regard as of that whole a part;
    In which wide frame more noble worlds abound;
    Witness, ye glorious orbs, which hang around. Richard Blackmore.


  1. advert

    Advertising is the practice and techniques employed to bring attention to a product or service. Advertising aims to put a product or service in the spotlight in hopes of drawing it attention from consumers. It is typically used to promote a specific good or service, but there are wide range of uses, the most common being the commercial advertisement. Commercial advertisements often seek to generate increased consumption of their products or services through "branding", which associates a product name or image with certain qualities in the minds of consumers. On the other hand, ads that intend to elicit an immediate sale are known as direct-response advertising. Non-commercial entities that advertise more than consumer products or services include political parties, interest groups, religious organizations and governmental agencies. Non-profit organizations may use free modes of persuasion, such as a public service announcement. Advertising may also help to reassure employees or shareholders that a company is viable or successful. In the 19th century, soap businesses were among the first to employ large-scale advertising campaigns. Thomas J. Barratt was hired by Pears to be its brand manager—the first of its kind—and in addition to creating slogans and images he recruited West End stage actress and socialite Lillie Langtry to become the poster-girl for Pears, making her the first celebrity to endorse a commercial product. Modern advertising originated with the techniques introduced with tobacco advertising in the 1920s, most significantly with the campaigns of Edward Bernays, considered the founder of modern, "Madison Avenue" advertising.Worldwide spending on advertising in 2015 amounted to an estimated US$529.43 billion. Advertising's projected distribution for 2017 was 40.4% on TV, 33.3% on digital, 9% on newspapers, 6.9% on magazines, 5.8% on outdoor and 4.3% on radio. Internationally, the largest ("Big Five") advertising agency groups are Omnicom, WPP, Publicis, Interpublic, and Dentsu.In Latin, advertere means "to turn towards".


  1. advert

    An advert, also known as advertisement, is a message, often commercial in nature, that is publicly communicated through various forms of media such as television, radio, print media, or online platforms. Its purpose is generally to promote or sell a product, service, idea or event, and it is often sponsored by a business or an individual who has a financial interest in conveying the message contained within.

  2. advert

    An advert, short for advertisement, is a display, announcement, or public notice that communicates a message to promote or sell a product, service, or event, typically through various media channels such as print, digital, television, radio, or outdoor displays. It is a marketing tool used by businesses or organizations to reach their target audience and influence their behavior or perception.

  3. advert

    An advert, short for advertisement, is a public announcement or notice, usually in print, broadcast, or online mediums, designed to promote products, services, events or ideas. Its purpose is to attract or persuade an audience, by offering information or creating awareness, often to influence consumer behavior, usage, or purchasing decisions.

  4. advert

    An advert, short for advertisement, refers to a public notice or announcement, typically marketing a product, service, or event. It is designed to attract attention, inform the audience, and persuade them to take a specific action such as making a purchase or attending an event. It can appear in various forms, including print, online, television commercials, billboards, and social media platforms.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Advertverb

    to turn the mind or attention; to refer; to take heed or notice; -- with to; as, he adverted to what was said

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Advert

    ad-vėrt′, v.i. to turn the mind to (with to): to refer to: (obs.) to regard or observe.—ns. Advert′ence, Advert′ency, attention to: heedfulness: regard.—adj. Advert′ent, attentive: heedful.—adv. Advert′ently. [O. Fr. avertir, avertiss-ant—L. advertĕread, to, and vertĕre, to turn.]

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    Rank popularity for the word 'advert' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3596

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of advert in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of advert in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of advert in a Sentence

  1. Jakub Kwiecinski:

    There is a concern about what will happen next, first they remove you from the advert, and then they'll say that all the LGBT plots from the movies and series will be removed.

  2. Rebecca Stimson:

    What that has meant is what the Conservative party put in that advert has been the subject of ferocious public debate and discussion, precisely because people could see that it was there.

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    transmit (a signal) for setting off an appropriate response, as in telecommunication
    • A. aggravate
    • B. distinguish
    • C. interrogate
    • D. conform

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