- a flat surface or board, usually outdoors, on which large advertisements or notices are posted.
- to place, advertise, proclaim, etc., on or as if on a billboard: The movie was billboarded as the year's biggest hit.
Origin of billboard1
Origin of billboard2
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Examples from the Web for billboard
Joe and the record label were behind him all the way: look at the full-page ad in Billboard the previous week.How Martin Luther King Jr. Influenced Sam Cooke’s ‘A Change Is Gonna Come’
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It was creative thinking like this that helped it debut at number one on Billboard Top Heatseekers Chart.OK Go Is Helping Redefine the Music Video For the Internet Age
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Then just 8-years-old he saw writing on a deli Billboard that was in Hebrew.Out of the Birdcage: How Mike Nichols Made Gay Culture Mainstream
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Billboard and Entertainment Weekly similarly praised it upon the anniversary.When the Religious Right Attacked ‘The Little Mermaid’
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But Swift is only in her second week of 1989 and already moved a million units, according to Billboard.Taylor Swift Dumps Spotify, Igniting Turf War Between Spotify and Apple
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He spotted a billboard one man was wearing, and his eyes focused sharply on it.Victory
Lester del Rey
On every billboard and in all the newspapers were to be seen appeals to save food.Woodrow Wilson and the World War
It would be a change to see someone on a billboard with his mouth shut.Vignettes Of San Francisco
In front of the billboard he was stopped by Matt, Ferral and some one else.
You'd better go to the end of the billboard, Carl, and watch the street.
- another name for hoarding
C19: from bill 1 + board
- a fitting at the bow of a vessel for securing an anchor
C19: from bill ² + board
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Word Origin and History for billboard
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