American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A panel for the display of advertisements in public places, such as alongside highways or on the sides of buildings.
- n. The advertisement or message posted on such a panel.
- n. An introductory list of highlights from the program or text that follows, as in a broadcast or magazine.
- v. To advertise or proclaim on or as if on a billboard: billboarded as the workers' candidate.
- 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.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Nautical, a projection sheathed with iron placed abaft the cathead, for the bill of the anchor to rest on. See anchor-lining.
- n. A board or tablet on which advertising bills or placards may be posted.
- n. A ticket of admission to a theatrical performance, circus, or the like, given to shopkeepers, etc., in return for billboard privileges accorded.
- n. A very large advertisement along the side of a highway.
- n. dated A flat surface, such as a panel or fence, on which bills are posted; a bulletin board.
- n. nautical 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.
- n. computer graphics A sprite that always faces the screen, no matter which direction it's looked at from.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (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.
- n. A flat surface, as of a panel or of a fence, on which bills are posted; a bulletin board. A large board out of doors and visible to passers-by, on which the space is rented for advertising purposes; also, the advertising displayed on such a board.
- n. large outdoor signboard
- bill + board (Wiktionary)
- bill1 + board.bill2 + board. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“I told her it was really a sign from the Great-Runway-Of-The-Sky trying to tell me to fulfill my dreams in the fashion industry maybe in the advertising sector, but I'm still waiting for that sign to happen *hoping for a falling billboard ... a murderous falling billboard*.”
“Butler said, "the term billboard probably mischaracterizes what is in the works.”
“He said that the billboard is his personal project because he believes the American people have a right to know the facts about the president …”
“But to say that the billboard is anti-McCain is ludicrous.”
“And this billboard is a likely Photoshop job, but who can argue with a phrase like "Friends of Pluto"?”
“The local, visual branding experience with that billboard is limited to Twitter users.”
“This billboard is NOT a real representation of hunters!”
“I think I'm more enraged that the billboard is horribly designed and someone paid money to have that thing printed.”
“Also putting up a billboard is not a political contribution it is expressing free speech.”
“I think this billboard is located on US41 just north of Oshkosh where there is a medium security prison just east of the highway.”
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Or the pictures. Or the ads. You get the idea. :-)
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