or ad·ver·tize·ment

[ ad-ver-tahyz-muh nt, ad-vur-tis-muh nt, -tiz- ]
/ ˌæd vərˈtaɪz mənt, ædˈvɜr tɪs mənt, -tɪz- /


a paid announcement, as of goods for sale, in newspapers or magazines, on radio or television, etc.
a public notice, especially in print.
the action of making generally known; a calling to the attention of the public: The news of this event will receive wide advertisement.

Origin of advertisement

First recorded in 1425–75; late Middle English word from Middle French word avertissement. See advertise, -ment

Related forms

pre·ad·ver·tise·ment, nounre·ad·ver·tise·ment, nounself-ad·ver·tise·ment, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for self-advertisement


sometimes US advertizement

/ (ədˈvɜːtɪsmənt, -tɪz-) /


any public notice, as a printed display in a newspaper, short film on television, announcement on radio, etc, designed to sell goods, publicize an event, etcShortened forms: ad, advert
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