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AD

abbr.
1. active duty
2. air-dried
3. or ad anno Domini
4. A/D analog/digital
5. athletic director

ad 1

 (ăd)
n.
An advertisement.

ad 2

 (ăd)
n.
An advantage in tennis.

ad

(æd)
n
short for advertisement

ad

(æd)
n
(Tennis) short for advantage Brit equivalent: van

ad

the internet domain name for
(Computer Science) Andorra

AD

abbreviation for
1. (indicating years numbered from the supposed year of the birth of Christ)anno Domini: 70 ad. Compare BC
2. (Military) military active duty
3. (Military) military air defence
4. Dame of the Order of Australia
[(sense 4) Latin: in the year of the Lord]
Usage: In strict usage, ad is only employed with specific years: he died in 1621 ad, but he died in the 17th century (and not the 17th century ad). Formerly the practice was to write ad preceding the date (ad 1621), and it is also strictly correct to omit in when ad is used, since this is already contained in the meaning of the Latin anno Domini (in the year of Our Lord), but this is no longer general practice. bc is used with both specific dates and indications of the period: Heraclitus was born about 540 bc; the battle took place in the 4th century bc

ad1

(æd)

n.
1. an advertisement.
2. advertising: an ad agency.
[1835–45; by shortening]

ad2

(æd)

n. Tennis.
[1925–30; by shortening]

ad-

a prefix occurring in verbs or verbal derivatives borrowed from Latin, where it meant “toward” and indicated direction, tendency, or addition: adjoin. For variants before a following consonant, see a-5, ac-, af-, ag-, al-, an-2, ap-1, ar-, as-, at-.
[< Latin ad, ad- (preposition and prefix) to, toward, at, about; c. at1]

-ad1

,
1. a suffix occurring in loanwords from Greek denoting a group or unit comprising a certain number, sometimes of years: myriad; Olympiad; triad.
2. a suffix meaning “derived from,” “related to,” “associated with,” occurring in loanwords from Greek (dryad; oread) and in New Latin coinages on a Greek model (bromeliad; cycad).
3. a suffix used, on the model of Iliad, in the names of epics, speeches, etc., derived from proper names: Dunciad; jeremiad.
[< Greek -ad-, s. of -as]

-ad2

,
var. of -ade1: ballad; salad.

-ad3

,
a suffix used in anatomy to form adverbs from nouns signifying parts of the body, denoting a direction toward that part: ectad.
[< Latin ad toward, anomalously suffixed to the noun]

A.D.

or AD,

1. in the year of the Lord; since Christ was born: Charlemagne was born in a.d.742.
(Latin annō Dominī]
2. assembly district.
3. athletic director.
usage: The abbreviation a.d. was orig. placed before a date and is still usu. preferred in edited writing: The Roman conquest of Britain began in a.d.43 (or, sometimes, began a.d.43). The abbreviation b.c. (before Christ) is always placed after a date: Caesar was assassinated in 44 b.c. But by analogy with the position of b.c., a.d. is frequently found after the date in all types of writing: Claudius I lived from 10 b.c.to 54 a.d. This abbreviation may also designate centuries, being placed after the century specified: the second century a.d. Some writers prefer to use c.e. (Common Era) and b.c.e. (Before the Common Era) to avoid the religious overtones of a.d. and b.c.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ad - a public promotion of some product or servicead - a public promotion of some product or service
direct mail - advertising sent directly to prospective customers via the mail
preview, prevue, trailer - an advertisement consisting of short scenes from a motion picture that will appear in the near future
promotion, promotional material, publicity, packaging - a message issued in behalf of some product or cause or idea or person or institution; "the packaging of new ideas"
advertorial - an advertisement that is written and presented in the style of an editorial or journalistic report
mailer - an advertisement that is sent by mail
newspaper ad, newspaper advertisement - a printed advertisement that is published in a newspaper
commercial, commercial message - a commercially sponsored ad on radio or television
broadsheet, broadside, circular, flyer, handbill, throwaway, flier, bill - an advertisement (usually printed on a page or in a leaflet) intended for wide distribution; "he mailed the circular to all subscribers"
teaser - an advertisement that offers something free in order to arouse customers' interest
top billing - the advertisement of a star's name at the top of a theatrical poster
Adv.1.AD - in the Christian era; used before dates after the supposed year Christ was born; "in AD 200"
Translations
inzerátn.l.po Kristovi
annoncee.Kre.Kr.efter Kristusreklame
õhukaitse
jKr.mainos
nova eraoglas
i.szKr.u
auglÿsing
広告西暦
광고서기
mūsų eros metaispo Kristaus gimimoskelbimas
musu eras-reklāmasludinājums
inzerátnášho letopočtureklamaroku Pána
našega štetjaoglas
annonse. Kr.reklamannons
โฆษณาคริสต์ศักราช
ilanmilattan sonraMSreklam
quảng cáosau Công Nguyên (SCN)

AD

A. ADV ABBR =Anno Dominid. de C., d.C.
B. N ABBR (US) (Mil) =active duty

AD

[ˌeɪˈdiː]
adv abbr (=Anno Domini) → ap. J.-C.
in 800 AD → en 800 ap. J.-C.
n abbr (US) = active duty

ad

[ˈæd] n abbr (=advertisement) → publicité f
TV ad, television ad → spot m publicitaire
newspaper ad → publicité dans un journal ad campaign, ad agency, small ads

AD

abbr of Anno Dominin. Chr., A.D.

ad

n abbr of advertisementAnzeige f, → Inserat nt

AD

[ˌeɪˈdiː]
1. adv abbr =Anno Dominid.C.
2. n abbr (Am) (Mil) = active duty

AD

(ˌei ˈdiː) abbreviation from Latin
anno domini; (used in dates to mean after the birth of Jesus Christ; also used by non-Christians). in 630 AD; in the seventh century AD.

ad

(ӕd)
short for advertisement. I'll put an ad in the newspaper.

ad

إعلان, إِعْلان, بَعْدَ الـمِيلاد inzerát, n.l. annonce, e.Kr. Inserat, n. Chr. διαφήμιση, διαφημιστικό, μ.Χ. anuncio, anuncio comercial, d. C., d.C. jKr., mainos après J.-C., pub, publicité nova era, oglas annuncio, annuncio pubblicitario, d.C. 広告, 西暦 광고, 서기 AD, advertentie annonse, e.Kr. n.e., ogłoszenie anúncio, d.C. н.э., оповещение, реклама annons, e. Kr., reklamannons โฆษณา, คริสต์ศักราช ilan, MS quảng cáo, sau Công Nguyên (SCN) 公元, 广告