advertising

or ad·ver·tiz·ing

[ ad-ver-tahy-zing ]
/ ˈæd vərˌtaɪ zɪŋ /

noun

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.
paid announcements; advertisements.
the profession of planning, designing, and writing advertisements.

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Origin of advertising

First recorded in 1520–30; advertise + -ing1

OTHER WORDS FROM advertising

coun·ter·ad·ver·tis·ing, nounpro·ad·ver·tis·ing, adjectivepro·ad·ver·tiz·ing, adjectiveself-ad·ver·tis·ing, adjective, noun

Definition for advertising (2 of 2)

advertise

or ad·ver·tize

[ ad-ver-tahyz, ad-ver-tahyz ]
/ ˈæd vərˌtaɪz, ˌæd vərˈtaɪz /

verb (used with object), ad·ver·tised, ad·ver·tis·ing.

verb (used without object), ad·ver·tised, ad·ver·tis·ing.

Origin of advertise

1400–50; late Middle English advertisen < Middle French avertiss-, long stem of avertir < Vulgar Latin *advertire, Latin advertere to advert1; the expected Middle English *advertishen probably conformed to advertisement or the suffix -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM advertise

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British Dictionary definitions for advertising (1 of 2)

advertising

sometimes US advertizing

/ (ˈædvəˌtaɪzɪŋ) /

noun

the promotion of goods or services for sale through impersonal media, such as radio or television
the business that specializes in creating such publicity
advertisements collectively; publicity

British Dictionary definitions for advertising (2 of 2)

advertise

sometimes US advertize

/ (ˈædvəˌtaɪz) /

verb

to present or praise (goods, a service, etc) to the public, esp in order to encourage sales
to make (something, such as a vacancy, article for sale, etc) publicly known, as to possible applicants, buyers, etcto advertise a job
(intr foll by for) to make a public request (for), esp in a newspaper, etcshe advertised for a cook
obsolete to warn; caution

Derived forms of advertise

advertiser or sometimes US advertizer, noun

Word Origin for advertise

C15: from a lengthened stem of Old French avertir, ultimately from Latin advertere to turn one's attention to. See adverse
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