Crossword clues for advert
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Advert \Ad*vert"\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Adverted; p. pr. & vb. n. Adverting.] [L. advertere, v. t., to turn to; ad + vertere to turn: cf. F. avertir. See Advertise.] To turn the mind or attention; to refer; to take heed or notice; -- with to; as, he adverted to what was said.
I may again advert to the distinction.
Syn: Syn.- To refer; allude; regard. See Refer.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
colloquial shortening of advertisement, attested by 1860.
mid-15c., averten "to turn (something) aside," from Middle French avertir (12c.), from Late Latin advertere (see advertise). The -d- added 16c. on the Latin model. Related: Adverted; adverting.
n. (context British informal English) An advertisement, an ad. vb. 1 To turn attention. 2 To call attention, refer; ''construed with'' to.
Usage examples of "advert".
We cannot leave this subject without briefly adverting to a great historic fact, indeed, the most massive and significant fact in all history, which, in its remoter bearings, not only strikes at the very heart of the evolutionistic philosophy, but at the same time wounds it mortally in all its parts.
And then she adverted, with a blush, to the extreme recency of this date.
The Chinese lottery was then discussed, with Sooey Wan adverting with delightful regularity to the fact that Mrs.
If this guy was an advert for the drugs biz, thought Suttle, then there must be better ways of earning a living.
Screens had dropped down from the ceiling and were now cycling through adverts, but they referred to products and services which were very unlikely to have survived the plague.
Hologram adverts swarmed up the frontage of the ground level shops, bright fantasy worlds and beautiful people shining enticingly.
A long wooden room with thick rafters holding up the corrugated carbon-sheet roof, a counter running its length, dull neon adverts for extinct brands of beers and ice creams on the wall behind.
The general abandonment of the Darwinian hypothesis by biologists, adverted to in our next chapter, is mainly due to the failure of heredity to account for the gradual modification of organs and of habits.
Wi a wee biscuit, ah goes, imitatin the wee Glesgay laddie oan that British Rail advert.
Power dwells apart in its tranquillity, Remote, serene, and inaccessible: And THIS, the naked countenance of earth, On which I gaze, even these primaeval mountains Teach the adverting mind.
Fox next adverted to a favourable opportunity for an alliance with Russia, which had been lost, and then condemned a commercial treaty, which government had begun to negociate with France.
Flashing newsboards warred, streaming stock and futures tickers under cosmetic adverts and the dockside news.
In their place he notes everywhere pitlike depressions of bowl-shaped form, the sink holes to which we have already adverted.
Kitty too had been astonished when Mildred saw the advert and decided to go for it.
Shed been answering adverts and shes on the books of three well, dating agencies, they call them now.