Meaning of ADVERTISEMENT in English

ˌadvə(r)ˈtīzmənt also ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷; ədˈvər]d.ə̇z-, ad-, -və̄], -vəi], -]tə̇-, -ə̇s- noun

also ad·ver·tize·ment “

( -s )

Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French avertissement, advertissement, from avertiss-, advertiss- + -ment

1. : the action of advertising : a calling attention to or making known: as

a. obsolete : warning , admonition

b. obsolete : an informing or notifying : notification

c. : a calling to public attention : publicity

the limitations we have imposed will receive wide advertisement in other parts of colonial Asia — Atlantic

an unwarranted amount of advertisement for an unattractive group — W.E.Swinton


a. archaic : a statement calling attention to something : notice

the publisher's advertisement to the reader

b. : a public notice ; especially : a paid notice or announcement published in some public print (as a newspaper, periodical, poster, or handbill) or broadcast over radio or television

a full-page advertisement

the classified advertisements

— compare commercial

Webster's New International English Dictionary.      Новый международный словарь английского языка Webster.