General English

  • noun the act of making sure that people know that something is for sale, or that something is going to happen


  • noun the business of announcing that something is for sale or of trying to persuade customers to buy a product or service. Heavy advertising will stimulate sales, but the cost will be borne eventually by the customer.

Information & Library Science

  • noun the act of telling people about products or events in order to make them want to buy them or take part

Media Studies

  • noun the public promotion of something such as a product, service, business, or event in order to attract or increase interest in it


  • noun the business of using advertisements to try to persuade customers to buy a product or service