What does advertisement mean?

Definitions for advertisement
ˌæd vərˈtaɪz mənt, ædˈvɜr tɪs mənt, -tɪz-ad·ver·tise·ment

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Princeton's WordNet

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

    a public promotion of some product or service


  1. advertisementnoun

    A commercial solicitation designed to sell some commodity, service or similar.

    Companies try to sell their products using advertisements in form of placards, television spots and print publications.

  2. advertisementnoun

    A public notice.

    The city council placed an advertisement in the local newspaper to inform its residents of the forthcoming roadworks.

  3. advertisementnoun

    A recommendation of a particular product, service or person.

    The people gave a good advertisement for Wiktionary.

  4. Etymology: From advertissement, compare French avertissement. See advertise.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Advertisement or Advertisementnoun

    Etymology: advertissement, Fr.

    —— ’Tis all men’s office to speak patience
    To those, that wring under the load of sorrow;
    But no man’s virtue nor sufficiency,
    To be so moral, when he shall endure
    The like himself: therefore give me no counsel;
    My griefs are louder than advertisement. William Shakespeare, Much ado about Nothing.

    Then, as a cunning prince that useth spies,
    If they return no news, doth nothing know;
    But if they make advertisement of lies,
    The prince’s counsel all awry do go. John Davies.

    He had received advertisement, that the party, which was sent for his relief from London, had received some brush in Somersetshire, which would much retard their march. Edward Hyde.

    The drum and trumpet, by their several sounds, serve for many kinds of advertisements, in military affairs: the bells serve to proclaim a scare-fire; and, in some places, water-breaches; the departure of a man, woman, or child; time of divine service; the hour of the day; day of the month. William Holder.


  1. advertisement

    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. advertisement

    An advertisement is a form of marketing communication used to promote or sell a product, service, or idea. This promotion is usually paid for by a business or an individual who wants to publicize their offering and often includes persuasive messages with information about the product or service. Advertisements can be delivered through various forms, including print media, television commercials, digital platforms, billboards, radio, direct mail, etc.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Advertisementnoun

    the act of informing or notifying; notification

  2. Advertisementnoun

    admonition; advice; warning

  3. Advertisementnoun

    a public notice, especially a paid notice in some public print; anything that advertises; as, a newspaper containing many advertisements

  4. Etymology: [F. avertisement, formerly also spelled advertissement, a warning, giving notice, fr. avertir.]

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'advertisement' in Nouns Frequency: #1723

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of advertisement in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of advertisement in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of advertisement in a Sentence

  1. Bruce Burton:

    For good or ill, your conversation is your advertisement. Every time you open your mouth you let men look into your mind. Do they see it well clothed, neat, busineswise?

  2. Vijay Samuel Benjamin:

    A Christian Family is God's Advertisement of His Kingdom to the World !

  3. Se Pyong:

    It's for utilization of the presidential election, that's all. A kind of a propaganda or advertisement, this is useless, just a gesture for the presidential election.

  4. Pierre Charron:

    The most excellent and divine counsel, the best and most profitable advertisement of all others, but the least practised, is to study and learn how to know ourselves. This is the foundation of wisdom and the highway to whatever is good. . . . God, Nature, the wise, the world, preach man, exhort him both by word and deed to the study of himself.

  5. Wolfgang Loeger:

    I saw the job advertisement so I thought 'lets give it a try' because I like driving and I like to meet people, you meet every time new people in the taxi so I thought it was a nice job.

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