Meaning of “billboard” in the English Dictionary

"billboard" in English

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billboardnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈbɪl.bɔːd/ us /ˈbɪl.bɔːrd/ US UK hoarding

Examples from literature

  • The company advertises on TV, the Internet, and billboards, so you sell more. 
  • At the entrance to Golden Gate Park stands a billboard, twenty feet high and a hundred feet long. 
  • Before nightfall a second supply of posters decorated walls and billboards. 
  • Billboards with crimson goddesses nine feet tall advertising cinema films, pipe tobacco, and talcum powder. 
  • By law, billboards can be debarred from localities possessing unusual scenic beauty. 
  • There is no question that public sentiment is against the billboard. 

(Definition of “billboard” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"billboard" in American English

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billboardnoun [ C ]

us /ˈbɪlˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrd/

a very large board on which advertisements are shown, esp. at the side of a road

(Definition of “billboard” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"billboard" in Business English

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billboardnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈbɪlbɔːd/ us also advertising board

MARKETING a very large sign in a public place on which advertisements are shown:

billboard advertising
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(Definition of “billboard” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)