1BBAalsoadinformal;advert British Englisha 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 etcCOLLOCATIONS COLLOCATIONS put/place an advertisement in a newspaper take out an advertisement (=ask for an advertisement to be printed or shown) a newspaper/television/radio advertisement a full-page/half-page/two-page advertisement a job advertisement answer/reply to an advertisement run a series of advertisements (=print or broadcast a series of them)
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.
WORD FOCUS: advertisement WORD FOCUS: advertisement types of advertisement:commercialon TV or radio posteron a wall, often with a picture on it junk mailunwanted letters in the post, advertising things flyera sheet of paper with an advertisement on it, given to you in the street or pushed through your door the blurba piece of writing on the back of a book, which talks about the good things in it the classified adsalsothe small adsBritish Englishshort advertisements in a newspaper, in which people offer things for sale the personal ads/the lonely hearts (ads)newspaper advertisements in which people say they want to meet someone for romance ➔slogan, jingle2 (1), plug2 (2)
Definition from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Advanced Learner's Dictionary.