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From bill +‎ board.


billboard (plural billboards)

  1. A very large outdoor sign, generally used for advertising.
    • 1932, William Faulkner, chapter 5, in Light in August, [New York, N.Y.]: Harrison Smith & Robert Haas, →OCLC; republished London: Chatto & Windus, 1933, →OCLC, page 98:
      He could see it like a printed sentence, fullborn and already dead God loves me too like the faded and weathered letters on last year's billboard God loves me too
    • 1971, Don DeLillo, Americana[2], Penguin, published 2006, Part 1, Chapter 5, p. 111:
      All America was on the verge of spring and the countryside was coming to glory, what we could see of the countryside through the smoke and billboards.
    • 1977, Susan Sontag, “Melancholy Objects”, in On Photography[3], New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, page 71:
      Bleak factory buildings and billboard-cluttered avenues look as beautiful, through the camera’s eye, as churches and pastoral landscapes.
  2. (dated) A flat surface, such as a panel or fence, on which bills are posted; a bulletin board.
    • 1902, “The Casual Club,” The Onlooker, Volume 1, Part 2, 28 May, 1902,[4]
      When a show leaves New York, it carries posters wherewith to embellish each fence and bill board in the land [...]
    • 1918, Willa Cather, My Ántonia[5], Boston: Houghton Mifflin, Book 3, Chapter 3, p. 308:
      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.”
    • 1964 July, “News and Comment: The Broad Street-Richmond line”, in Modern Railways, page 17:
      Until the recent rash of North London line maps appeared on station billboards in the London area of BR, the service undoubtedly suffered from meagre and ineffectual publicity.
  3. (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.[1]
  4. (computer graphics) A sprite that always faces the screen, no matter which direction it is looked at from.

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Compound words and expressions


  • Polish: billboard



  1. ^ Benjamin J. Totten, Naval Text-Book, Boston: Little and Brown, 1841, p. 290, “BILL-BOARDS.”[1]

Further reading[edit]



Polish Wikipedia has an article on:
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Alternative forms[edit]


Unadapted borrowing from English billboard.


  • IPA(key): /ˈbil.bɔrt/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ilbɔrt
  • Syllabification: bill‧board


billboard m inan

  1. billboard (large advertisement along side of highway)
    billboard/bilbord reklamowyadvertisement billboard
    postawić billboard/bilbordto put up a billboard


Further reading[edit]

  • billboard in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • billboard in Polish dictionaries at PWN



Unadapted borrowing from English billboard.


billboard (Baybayin spelling ᜊᜒᜎ᜔ᜊᜓᜇ᜔ᜇ᜔)

  1. Alternative spelling of bilbord