One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A board displaying the name or logo of a business or product.
- ‘The team members wear goofy cowboy outfits and hold up a signboard to advertise their goods for sale whenever a train passes by.’
- ‘Get past the main gate and well-laid out roads, wide footpaths, neat walkways leading to apartments and clearly painted signboards greet you.’
- ‘After the inspection the mayor told the press that he agreed there were some rapacious shop and bar owners in both streets that have selfishly put up their signboards, tables, and chairs in the public zones and footpaths.’
- ‘And in some places legislation has been enacted to ensure that the local language is used in signboards and hoardings.’
- ‘The signboard with its peeling paint and the cheerless showroom near the Overbridge, with a modest collection of handicrafts in wood is not something that would catch your eye.’
- ‘The signboards of coppersmiths and grain shops still swing in the wind, reminding tourists of their history, but the doors are tightly closed.’
- ‘Renovated bus shelters with glow signboards came up at many places, cement dustbins that were once overflowing with garbage gave way to a new method of door-to-door collection of waste.’
- ‘There is a statutory mandate to display signboards and also to affix labels on liquor bottles containing the warning that alcohol consumption is injurious to health.’
- ‘The shop doesn't even have a noticeable signboard.’
- ‘The bureau will aim to promote further ‘internationalization’ of Tokyo's Haneda airport and more signboards and pamphlets written in foreign languages.’
- ‘Oil companies too followed it up with similar warnings and issued a directive that retail fuel stations educate consumers about the danger of using mobile phones inside petrol pumps through leaflets and display signboards.’
- ‘Officers also requested business operators who place their signboards in the public areas to ensure that the signs do not become an eyesore or obstruct pedestrian walkways.’
- ‘Leaning against the wall she reached forward to pull the vertical blinds apart, her eyes perusing the gaudy blues, pinks and yellows of the buzzing neon signboards that seemed to reproduce overnight along the strip.’
- ‘The Indian countryside could soon be dotted with scores of signboards of new branches set up by the nine new private sector banks.’
- ‘In the past it looks as if the planners had turned a blind eye to what must have seemed small detail, such as plastic windows, aggressive lighting, advertising signboards, etc.’
- ‘Lo said prospective retailers were persuaded to pay aggressive rents because of the huge intangible benefits attributed to the marketing of their products to a massive group of shoppers by virtue of the signboards and the shop itself.’
- ‘In England he learned to work with his hands and do physical labour, painting signboards and doing assorted jobs.’
- ‘Shops and other business premises are extremely well maintained and fronts and signboards give a good quality to the town.’
- ‘People also felt the strong Western influence in the four types of signage in foreign languages that were erected around the city - street names, traffic direction signs, shop signboards and billboards.’
- ‘Far away from cluttered skylines of big cities are tiny towns known for the magic of their looms or the beauty of their paintings that are usually only fleeting signboards on the highway.’
- 1.1North American A board displaying a sign to direct traffic or travelers.
notice, signpost, warning sign, road sign, traffic signView synonyms
- ‘Do not park vehicles in a manner that obstructs traffic or obscure the view of traffic signboards.’
- ‘Traffic signboards are blatantly misused for sticking posters and bills.’
- ‘There is not even a signboard that indicates the dangerous zone ahead.’
- ‘The signboards have instructions within the red circle, such as ‘follow traffic rules’, ‘don't cut yellow line ’, which is not sanctioned by convention.’
- ‘Automated traffic lights and traffic signboards have been installed at the Priyadarshini Children's Park here, to create awareness among children about traffic rules, lights and signs.’
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