Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A board bearing a sign.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A board carrying a sign, or on which signs may be posted.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A board, placed on or before a shop, office, etc., on which ssome notice is given, as the name of a firm, of a business, or the like.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A board on which a notice is fixed, as of one's place of business, of goods for sale, or of warning against trespass.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. structure displaying a board on which advertisements can be posted

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Anil Biswas then sucks up the big bourgeoisie of the Third world by superciliously trampling underfoot Lenin's and Mao's lessons on the so-called signboard of freedom of the backward third world countries at one stroke.

    Fake Independence and the Mercurial Stance of Undivided Communist Party: CPM’s Hotchpotch View on Semi Colony and Neo colony

  • Me and the landlord of a public there came to words, by reason he called his house 'The Admiral Howe,' but on his signboard was the face of a different man altogether.

    The Mayor of Troy

  • Anil Biswas then sucks up the big bourgeoisie of the Third world by superciliously trampling underfoot Lenin’s and Mao’s lessons on the so-called signboard of freedom of the backward third world countries at one stroke.

    A Maoist critique of the CPI(Marxist)

  • "signboard," men sat and talked of their various trades, the cobbler, for instance, who is carved on the Cathedral stalls, with the clog-maker, and the wool-comber, and the carpenter, all met and gossiped of their latest piece of profitable business, while the lawyers discussed the never-ending question of the Privilège de St. Romain with some learned clerk over their "vin blanc d'Anjou."

    The Story of Rouen

  • Sajjad Hussain/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images A file photo of a man walking past the signboard of telecom firm Vodafone outside their corporate office in Mumbai.

    Vodafone Wins India Tax Case

  • Agence France-Presse/Getty Images Two Chinese workers walk pass a huge signboard for a property project in Qingdao, eastern China's Shandong province.

    Australia Risks China Hard Landing

  • And here he was, driving past the Lorelei, when he saw a huge signboard on the front wall:

    Lorelei

  • But to my surprise, when I bought my ticket to watch this year's show at the August 2010 Sussex County Fair, a giant signboard boldly publicized Dobbs's sponsorship.

    Isabel Macdonald: The Dobbs & Pony Show: Snapshots of America's Immigration Hypocrisy

  • Reuters Aung San Suu Kyi, center, and National League for Democracy party leader Tin Oo cut a ribbon during a ceremony to inaugurate their party's new signboard Monday at the NLD's head office in Yangon.

    Dissident's Candidacy Shows Shift in Myanmar

  • Synopsis: Reinya is a girl who wears a signboard for the Faminya convenience store near a police station by day.

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