classified ad

classified ad
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • /ˈklæs əˌfaɪd ˈad/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • /ˈklæs əˌfaɪd ˈad/

Definitions of classified ad words

  • countable noun classified ad Classified ads or classified advertisements are small advertisements in a newspaper or magazine. They are usually from a person or small company. 3
  • noun classified ad an advertisement in the classified section of a publication 3
  • noun classified ad an advertisement in a newspaper, magazine, or the like generally dealing with offers of or requests for jobs, houses, apartments, used cars, and the like. 1
  • noun classified ad small advertisement in a newspaper 1
  • noun classified ad short form of classified advertisement. 0

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Origin of classified ad

First appearance:

before 1905
One of the 15% newest English words
First recorded in 1905-10

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Parts of speech for Classified ad


classified ad popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 34% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 58% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

classified ad usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for classified ad

noun classified ad

  • want ad — classified ad.
  • personal ad — of, relating to, or coming as from a particular person; individual; private: a personal opinion.

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