billboard

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n billboard large outdoor signboard
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The name of the famous snack "Twinkies" was invented by seeing a billboard in St. Louis, that said "Twinkle Toe Shoes."
    • Billboard A flat surface, as of a panel or of a fence, on which bills are posted; a bulletin board.
    • Billboard (Naut) A piece of thick plank, armed with iron plates, and fixed on the bow or fore channels of a vessel, for the bill or fluke of the anchor to rest on.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Vermont, Alaska, Hawaii, and Maine are the four states in the U.S. that do not allow billboards.
    • n billboard Nautical, a projection sheathed with iron placed abaft the cathead, for the bill of the anchor to rest on. See anchor-lining.
    • n billboard A board or tablet on which advertising bills or placards may be posted.
    • n billboard A ticket of admission to a theatrical performance, circus, or the like, given to shopkeepers, etc., in return for billboard privileges accorded.
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Usage

In literature:

Theatrical billboards, for instance.
"Pipefuls" by Christopher Morley
He spotted a billboard one man was wearing, and his eyes focused sharply on it.
"Victory" by Lester del Rey
Upward and outward continuously, empty lot, fillingstation, artistic billboard, all alike to the greedy fingers.
"Greener Than You Think" by Ward Moore
He had seen just such a pair pictured on the billboard across from the millionaire's garage.
"The Rich Little Poor Boy" by Eleanor Gates
At midnight the Wildcat and Lily pitched their lonely camp behind a billboard in South Chicago.
"Lady Luck" by Hugh Wiley
The Justice of Three-Cent Car Fares, and The Billboards Must Go.
"The Making of Bobby Burnit" by George Randolph Chester
It was in the third reel of this picture, which I see by the billboards is liable to thrill the nation, that the thing happened.
"Kid Scanlan" by H. C. Witwer
Placards, great billboards, and all the newspapers were filled with counsels to save, save, save, and buy, buy, buy Bonds, Bonds, Bonds.
"The Cup of Fury" by Rupert Hughes
A large billboard, blown flat, was the first sign that they were approaching Tippewa.
"Betty Gordon in the Land of Oil" by Alice B. Emerson
Two hundred yards away the big targets were lined up like billboards along the line of pits.
"Sonny" by Rick Raphael
Why, he looks like a section of a billboard.
"Side-stepping with Shorty" by Sewell Ford
The sight of the billboards and of the theaters themselves, reawakened the old craving to strut behind the footlights.
"The Scrap Book, Volume 1, No. 4" by Various
I read it on the billboards.
"More Portmanteau Plays" by Stuart Walker
If Rameses were alive to-day he would own all the billboards in America.
"In Pastures New" by George Ade
That was the name on the billboards!
"A Woman of Genius" by Mary Austin
Never has the music of Wagner been more popular than now; his name on the opera billboards is bound to crowd a house.
"Unicorns" by James Huneker
There's nobody at home in either house and there's nobody back of the billboards.
"The Million Dollar Mystery" by Harold MacGrath
This was that the unsightly billboards and placarded walls that disfigure American cities were never seen in Germany.
"And the Kaiser abdicates" by S. Miles Bouton
Here and there were smaller houses back from the street, some with billboards before them.
"Black Star's Campaign" by Johnston McCulley
The billboards say that a circus is coming.
"Beginner's Book in Language" by H. Jeschke
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In poetry:

I think that I shall never see
A billboard lovely as a tree
Indeed, unless the billboards fall
I'll never see a tree at all.
"Song of the Open Road" by Ogden Nash
Agriculture embraced Industry,
Mammothly, on public walls.
Meanwhile we camped out underneath
Great smiles on billboards fading.
"Extraits" by Donald Justice

In news:

Billboard says the 10-track album is "worth the seven-year wait.".
In 2007 Pascal Ibgui, owner of two north-suburban spas, ran a billboard ad identifying physical "problems" on an erotically posed model.
A billboard for a failed real estate project in Mexico to which Donald J Trump licensed his name.
Here's the answer he gave Billboard.
When you wake up on Tuesday, Jan 20 — the day of President-elect Barack Obama's inauguration — should you consult your copy of the Times or Billboard to set expectations for the next four years.
Palestinian girls walk near a billboard with a picture of US President Barack Obama, in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Monday.
Four thousand years ago, the world's first known billboard looked down on one of the world's first great cities.
"The frog was wrong" — that's what I saw on a giant billboard when driving toward New York's Lincoln Tunnel last year.
Nearly 200 billboards are being taken down in the swing states of Ohio and Wisconsin.
Twenty years ago this week, Billboard magazine introduced its Pop Songs chart, which measures radio airplay of songs only, as opposed to sales.
Billboard Video recently unveiled J.P.
Ray J is currently recuperating from a very busy Billboard Music Awards weekend.
Jilted Ex-Boyfriend's Abortion Billboard Ignites Free Speech Debate.
A controversial anti-abortion billboard that has been ordered to be removed in Alamogordo, NM Fox News.
Jilted ex-boyfriend puts up abortion billboard.
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