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bill·board 1

 (bĭl′bôrd′)
n.
1. A panel for the display of advertisements in public places, such as alongside highways or on the sides of buildings.
2. The advertisement or message posted on such a panel.
3. An introductory list of highlights from the program or text that follows, as in a broadcast or magazine.
tr.v. bill·board·ed, bill·board·ing, bill·boards
To advertise or proclaim on or as if on a billboard: billboarded as the workers' candidate.

[bill + board.]

bill·board 2

 (bĭl′bôrd′)
n. Nautical
A ledge on the bow of a ship on which the bill of an anchor rests when the anchor is secured to the cathead.

[bill + board.]

billboard

(ˈbɪlˌbɔːd)
n
(Marketing) another name for hoarding
[C19: from bill1 + board]

billboard

(ˈbɪlˌbɔːd)
n
(Nautical Terms) a fitting at the bow of a vessel for securing an anchor
[C19: from bill2 + board]

bill•board

(ˈbɪlˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrd)
n.
1. a flat surface or board, usu. outdoors, on which large advertisements or notices are posted.
v.t.
2. to advertise on or as if on a billboard.
[1850–55, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.billboard - large outdoor signboardbillboard - large outdoor signboard    
signboard, sign - structure displaying a board on which advertisements can be posted; "the highway was lined with signboards"

billboard

noun
A usually public posting that conveys a message:
Translations
لَوْحَةُ إعْلانات
plakátovací plocha/tabule
plakattavlereklametavle
mainostaulutienvarsimainos
baliho
auglÿsingaskilti
reklamná tabuľa
pano
ilân tahtasıreklâm panosu

billboard

[ˈbɪlbɔːd] Ncartelera f

billboard

[ˈbɪlbɔːrd] npanneau m d'affichage

billboard

nReklametafel f

billboard

[ˈbɪlˌbɔːd] ntabellone m pubblicitario

bill2

(bil) noun
1. an account of money owed for goods etc. an electricity bill.
2. (American) a banknote. a five-dollar bill.
3. a poster used for advertising.
verb
to send an account (to someone). We'll bill you next month for your purchases.
ˈbillboard noun
a large board on which advertising posters are displayed. He stuck posters on the billboard.
ˈbillfold noun
(American) a wallet. a billfold full of dollars.
fill the bill
to be suitable; to be exactly what is required. We are looking for a new car and this will fill the bill.
References in classic literature ?
Toward the end of April, the billboards, which I watched anxiously in those days, bloomed out one morning with gleaming white posters on which two names were impressively printed in blue Gothic letters: the name of an actress of whom I had often heard, and the name `Camille.
Just the same the billboards would look splendid with my name in the hugest letters--"
Billboard publishes the most trusted charts and offers unrivaled reporting about the latest music, video, gaming, media, digital and mobile entertainment issues and trends.
has petitioned the Zoning Board of Appeals for permission to convert a traditional static-face billboard it has at 28 Garden St.
2 billion a year on billboard advertising, with communications companies ranking among the top 10 industries for billboard expenditures.
When I saw the billboard with Zubaida Apa's picture and a message in Urdu - Meri Apni Zubaida Apa Suno - I thought it was a new TV show featuring Zubaida Apa in which she gave beauty tips.
A California millionaire purchased billboard space, but what he was advertising was unusual and instantly gained infamy.
The zoning board last night unanimously granted a special permit to Clear Channel Outdoor so it can convert a two-sided static outdoor billboard it has off Millbury Street, along the northbound lane of Route 146, to a digital sign.
The Coca-Cola floating billboard graphics depict Coca-Cola bottle caps forming a smile.
Restricted to billboard form of advertising which is the basis of this research study it is seen that the numbers of posters and the period of the campaign the site of a billboard they all have an effect on the possibility and incidence of contact.
While good for advertisers -- business magazines estimate that the billboard industry market is worth around $20 million to $40 million annually -- the rise in the number of billboards in the capital has irked many citizens, many of whom complain that the elevated displays are encroaching on sidewalks, causing a distraction for motorists and often obstructing passages reserved for pedestrians.
The proposal doesn't just rely on the good hearts of outdoor advertisers, who have shown little regard for city billboard ordinances in the past.