from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The act of advertising.
- n. A notice, such as a poster or a paid announcement in the print, broadcast, or electronic media, designed to attract public attention or patronage.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A commercial solicitation designed to sell some commodity, service or similar.
- n. A public notice.
- n. A recommendation of a particular product, service or person.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of informing or notifying; notification.
- n. Admonition; advice; warning.
- n. A public notice, especially a paid notice in some public print; anything that advertises.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Attention; observation; heed.
- n. Instruction; warning; intelligence.
- n. A giving of notice or information; notification; specific intelligence about anything: as, a publisher's advertisement prefixed to a book (as part of it).
- n. A notice or an announcement made public by handbill, placard, or similar means, or, as formerly, by proclamation, as by a town crier; specifically, a paid notice of any kind inserted in a newspaper or other public print.
- n. A bringing into public notice or attention; publicity; notoriety.
- n. Often abbreviated ad., adv., or advt.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a public promotion of some product or service
From Middle French advertissement ("statement calling attention"), compare French avertissement ("warning"). See advertise. (Wiktionary)