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advertisement, advertising: an ad agency
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add – to make an addition; to say or write further; to include: Be sure to add the tax.
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1. active duty
3. or ad anno Domini
4. A/D analog/digital
5. athletic director
An advantage in tennis.
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short for advertisement
(Tennis) short for advantage Brit equivalent: van
the internet domain name for
(Computer Science) Andorra
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
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1. an advertisement.
2. advertising: an ad agency.
[1835–45; by shortening]
[1925–30; by shortening]
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]
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]
var. of -ade1: ballad; salad.
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]
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.
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|Noun||1.||ad - 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
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"|
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mūsų eros metaispo Kristaus gimimoskelbimas
inzerátnášho letopočtureklamaroku Pána
quảng cáosau Công Nguyên (SCN)
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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
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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. nC بَعْدْ المِيلَاد сл.хр. DC po Kristovi nach Christi Geburt efter Kristus; e.Kr μετά Χριστόν (συντομογρ.) d.C., después de Cristo issanda aastal, pärast Kristuse sündi (lühend: pKr, e.m.a) پس از میلاد مسیح؛ میلادی jKr. après J.–C. לַסְפִירָה הַנוֹצְרִית ईस्वी n.e. Kr.u. vagy i.sz. M (Tahun Masehi) d.C. 西暦 그리스도 기원(후), 서기 po Kristaus gimimo, mūsų eros metais mūsu ēras- Anno Domini - dalam tahun ketuhanan A.D. e.Kr.n.e. مخكي دمسيح دزيژيدوڅخه ،ميلادي новой эры; н. э. roku Pána, nášho letopočtu naše štetje n.e.(nove ere) e. Kr. คริสตศักราช milattan sonra(M.S) 西元...年(拉丁文Anno Domini的縮寫，字面意義為「耶穌出生之年」) нашої ери عیسوی sau Công Nguyên 公元（缩写式）
short for advertisement. I'll put an ad in the newspaper.
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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
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