or ad·ver·tiz·ing

[ ad-ver-tahy-zing ]
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  1. the act or practice of calling public attention to one's product, service, need, etc., especially by paid announcements in newspapers and magazines, over radio or television, on billboards, etc.: to get more customers by advertising.

  2. paid announcements; advertisements.

  1. the profession of planning, designing, and writing advertisements.

Origin of advertising

First recorded in 1520–30; advertise + -ing1

Other words from advertising

  • coun·ter·ad·ver·tis·ing, noun
  • pro·ad·ver·tis·ing, adjective
  • pro·ad·ver·tiz·ing, adjective
  • self-ad·ver·tis·ing, adjective, noun

Words Nearby advertising Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use advertising in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for advertising


sometimes US advertizing

/ (ˈædvəˌtaɪzɪŋ) /

  1. the promotion of goods or services for sale through impersonal media, such as radio or television

  2. the business that specializes in creating such publicity

  1. advertisements collectively; publicity

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