billboard etymology

English word billboard comes from English bill, English board

Detailed word origin of billboard

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
bill English (eng) The bell, or boom, of the bittern. (US) A piece of paper money; a banknote.. (obsolete, legal) A declaration made in writing, stating some wrong the complainant has suffered from the defendant, or a fault committed by some person against a law.. A document, originally sealed; a formal statement or official memorandum. (Now obsolete except with certain qualifying words; bill of health, bill [...]
board English (eng) (basketball, informal) A rebound. (intransitive) To obtain meals, or meals and lodgings, statedly for compensation. (transitive) To provide someone with meals and lodging, usually in exchange for money.. (transitive) To receive meals and lodging in exchange for money.. (transitive) To step or climb onto or otherwise enter a ship, aircraft, train or other conveyance.. (transitive) To write [...]
billboard English (eng) (computer graphics) A sprite that always faces the screen, no matter which direction it's looked at from.. (dated) A flat surface, such as a panel or fence, on which bills are posted; a bulletin board.. (nautical) A piece of thick plank, armed with iron plates, and fixed on the bow or fore channels of a vessel, for the bill or fluke of the anchor to rest on.. A very large advertisement along [...]

Words with the same origin as billboard

Descendants of board
dash spat