a notice or display advertising something.
ad‧ver‧tise‧ment S3 / ədˈvɜːtəsmənt, ədˈvɜːtɪsmənt $ ˌædvərˈtaɪz- / noun [ countable ]
1 ( also ad informal , advert British English ) a picture, set of words,
or a short film, which is intended to persuade people to buy a product or use a service, or that gives information about a job that is available, an event that is going to happen etc
The Sunday papers are full of advertisements for cars.
She saw an advertisement for a ski vacation in Vermont.
They put an advertisement in ‘The Morning News’, offering a high salary for the right person.
The organizers of the concert had taken out a full page advertisement in ‘The New York Times’.
Only a handful of people answered the advertisement .
2 be an advertisement for something to be a good example of something or show how effective it can be :
He’s a very good advertisement for the benefits of regular exercise.
ADJECTIVES/NOUN + advertisement
a car/holiday/shampoo etc advertisement a glossy magazine full of car advertisements
a job advertisement Jo was reading the job advertisements in the newspaper.
a newspaper/magazine advertisement I got the apartment through a newspaper advertisement.
a television/TV/Internet advertisement the new TV advertisement for the Volkswagen Golf
a full-page advertisement The organization took out a full-page advertisement in the New York Times.
a pop-up advertisement (= one that suddenly appears on your computer screen when you are looking at a website ) You can buy software that blocks unwanted pop-up advertisements.
put/place an advertisement in a paper/newspaper I tried putting an advertisement for lodgers in the local paper.
post an advertisement (= put it on a website ) The agency has posted an advertisement on its website for graduates to work overseas.
take out an advertisement (= arrange for an advertisement to be in a newspaper or magazine ) Their record company took out full-page advertisements in the music press to promote the album.
run/carry an advertisement (= print or broadcast an advertisement ) Broadcasters are no longer allowed to run cigarette advertisements.
answer an advertisement I answered an advertisement in the paper for volunteers.
advertisement : an advertisement for shampoo | They placed an advertisement in the newspaper.
ad informal an advertisement : She’s been in several TV ads .
advert British English an advertisement : a job advert | He took out a front-page advert for his shop.
commercial an advertisement on television or radio : television commercials | He was in some commercials for beer.
trailer an advertisement in the cinema, on television, or online for a film or programme which will be shown soon : A second trailer for Richard Friedman’s film has just been added to the website.
promotion a series of advertisements for a company’s products : The company has spent more than $300 million on promotions for the brand.
poster an advertisement on a wall : They selected a famous artist to do the poster for the upcoming performance.
billboard ( also hoarding British English ) a large sign next to a road, with an advertisement on it : billboard advertisements | A huge hoarding shows two contrasting
flyer a piece of paper with an advertisement on it, often given to you in the street : Someone was handing out flyers for a new nightclub.
banner ad an advertisement across the top of a page on the Internet : Banner ads are becoming more sophisticated.
junk mail unwanted advertisements that you get in the post : I never read junk mail.
spam unwanted emails advertising things : I’m trying to delete all the spam.
classified ad ( also want ad American English , small ad British English ) a short advertisement that you put in a newspaper if you want to buy or sell something : The bike was advertised for sale in the small ads section.
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