Brochure and Pamphlet

Brochure

A brochure (also referred to as a pamphlet) is a type of leaflet. Brochures are advertising pieces mainly used to introduce a company or organization, and inform about products and/or services to a target audience.

brochure n : a small book usually having a paper cover [syn: {booklet}, {folder}, {leaflet}, {pamphlet}]

Brochure \Bro*chure"\, n. [F., fr. brocher to stitch. See {Broach}, v. t.] A printed and stitched book containing only a few leaves; a pamphlet; a single sheet folded to make four pages. [1913 Webster +PJC]

Pamphlet

A pamphlet is an unbound booklet (that is, without a hard cover or binding). It may consist of a single sheet of paper that is printed on both sides and folded in half, in thirds, or in fourths (called a leaflet), or it may consist of a few pages that are folded in half and saddle stapled at the crease to make a simple book.

pamphlet n 1: a small book usually having a paper cover [syn: {booklet}, {brochure}, {folder}, {leaflet}] 2: a brief treatise on a subject of interest; published in the form of a booklet [syn: {tract}]

18 Moby Thesaurus words for "pamphlet": ad, advert, advertisement, bill, booklet, brochure, bulletin, chapbook, circular, comic book, essay, flyer, folder, hand-out, handbill, leaflet, notice, tract

Pamphlet \Pam"phlet\ (p[a^]m"fl[e^]t), n. [OE. pamflet, pamfilet, paunflet, possibly fr. OF. palme the palm of the hand, F. paume (see {Palm}) + OF. fueillet a leaf, dim. of fueil, m., F. feuille, f., fr. L. folium, pl. folia, thus meaning, a leaf to be held in the hand; or perh. through old French, fr. L. Pamphila, a female historian of the first century who wrote many epitomes; prob., however, fr. OF. Pamflette, the Old French name given to Pamphilus, a poem in Latin verse of the 12th century, pamphlets being named from the popularity of this poem.] 1. A writing; a book. --Testament of love. [1913 Webster] Sir Thomas More in his pamphlet of Richard the Third. --Ascham. [1913 Webster] 2. A small book consisting of a few sheets of printed paper, stitched together, often with a paper cover, but not bound; a short essay or written discussion, usually on a subject of current interest. [1913 Webster]

Pamphlet \Pam"phlet\ (p[a^]m"fl[e^]t), v. i. To write a pamphlet or pamphlets. [R.] --Howell. [1913 Webster]

Data Sources:

  • brochure: WordNet (r) 2.0
  • brochure: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
  • pamphlet: WordNet (r) 2.0
  • pamphlet: Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0
  • pamphlet: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
  • pamphlet: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44

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