1) N-COUNT: oft N for n An advert is an announcement in a newspaper, on television, or on a poster about something such as a product, event, or job. [BRIT]

I saw an advert for a transport job with a large steel and engineering company...

Many caravans are let by private individuals through adverts in papers or shop windows.

ad, advertisement
(in AM, use ad)
2) N-COUNT: usu a N for n If you say that an example of something is an advert for that thing in general, you mean that it shows how good that thing is. [BRIT]

This courtroom battle has been a poor advert for English justice.

3) N-PLURAL: the N You can use the adverts to refer to the interval in a commercial television programme, or between programmes, during which advertisements are shown. [BRIT, INFORMAL]

After the adverts, the presenter tried to pretend that everything was back to normal.

(in AM, use commercial break)

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