- 1A notice or announcement in a public medium promoting a product, service, or event or publicizing a job vacancy: advertisements for alcoholic drinks we received only two replies to our advertisementMore example sentences
- It has produced non-commercial public service advertisements, including ones for the 1999 election.
- And nowhere is this science more exciting than in the advertisements for personal care products.
- City pages of newspapers are filled with high visibility advertisements for new products.
- 1.1 (advertisement for) • informal A person or thing regarded as a means of recommending something: unhappy clients are not a good advertisement for the companyMore example sentences
- All in all it makes a poor advertisement for the firm.
- The film is no bad advertisement for the company, either.
- The current edition is a dull, impersonal and ill - judged advertisement for what we trust is the excitement to come.
- 1.2 • archaic A notice to readers in a book.More example sentences
- The other is an 18th century advertisement for a slave auction.
late Middle English (denoting a statement calling attention to something): from Old French advertissement, from the verb advertir (see advertise).