want ad
noun Date: 1895 a newspaper advertisement stating that something (as an employee, employment, or a specified item) is wanted

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • want-ad — ➔ ad …   Financial and business terms

  • want ad — want ,ad noun count AMERICAN a small advertisement that you put in a newspaper if you want to give someone a job, buy something, etc: CLASSIFIED AD …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • want ad — UK US noun [C] US ► MARKETING CLASSIFIED AD(Cf. ↑classified ad) …   Financial and business terms

  • want ad — n AmE ↑classified ad …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • want ad — want′ ad n. jou classified ad • Etymology: 1885–90, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • want ad — ☆ want ad n. Informal a classified advertisement in a newspaper or magazine stating that one wants a job, an apartment to rent, a specified type of employee, etc., or that one wishes to sell, buy, or trade something * * * …   Universalium

  • want ad — ☆ want ad n. Informal a classified advertisement in a newspaper or magazine stating that one wants a job, an apartment to rent, a specified type of employee, etc., or that one wishes to sell, buy, or trade something …   English World dictionary

  • want ad — noun a newspaper advertisement stating what is wanted • Hypernyms: ↑classified ad, ↑classified advertisement, ↑classified * * * noun : an advertisement in the classified section of a newspaper stating that something is wanted (as an employee,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • want ad — n. (colloq.) (esp. AE) 1) to place a want ad 2) to answer a want ad 3) to follow, read the want ads * * * [ wɒntæd] read the want ads (colloq.) (esp. AE) to place a want ad to answer a want ad to follow …   Combinatory dictionary

  • want ad — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms want ad : singular want ad plural want ads American a classified ad …   English dictionary

  • want ad — want ads N COUNT: usu pl The want ads in a newspaper or magazine are small advertisements, usually offering things for sale or offering jobs. [mainly AM] I furnished my first apartment with items from the want ads... Nearly everybody in the group …   English dictionary

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