- variant of ad- before p: appear.
- variant of apo- before a vowel or h: aphelion.
- additional premium.
- author's proof.
- account paid.
- accounts payable.
- authority to pay or purchase.
Examples from the Web for ap
Police officials told the AP that they came out with guns blazing.France Kills Charlie Hebdo Murderers
January 9, 2015
According to the AP, as of October, there were only four people still alive who be affected by this legislation.Nazis, Sunscreen, and Sea Gull Eggs: Congress in 2014 Was Hella Productive
December 29, 2014
A Democratic activist named Tom Connolly later revealed to the AP that he was the source.Brace Yourself: October Election Surprises Surely on the Way
October 31, 2014
The AP story used in the Hitler-Bush assignment is titled, “Bush: Iraq War Justified Despite No WMD,” which ran in October 2003.D.C. Public Schools Hides Teacher Who Told Students to Compare Bush to Hitler
September 11, 2014
That allows you to get at what most people were reading, which was the wire service stuff, the AP and the UPI stuff.The Real Legacy of Richard Nixon
August 5, 2014
The AP man put his hand over the phone and called across the desk.
"What caused it," the AP desk man asked as he pounded out a lead.
"Seven and fourpence 'ap'ny—most of it beer," said the child.The Tinted Venus
That formed by the current of air and the closure of the lips, as in ap.A Handbook of the English Language
Robert Gordon Latham
If of Welsh extraction, the name was probably Powell, that is, ap Howel.
- son of: occurring as part of some surnames of Welsh originap Thomas
- Air Police
- Associated Press
- a variant of apo- aphelion
- obsolete (in prescriptions, etc) ante prandium
Word Origin and History for ap
abbreviation of Associated Press, first recorded 1879; the organization was founded May 1848 as co-operative news gathering effort among New York City newspaper publishers covering the war with Mexico.
patronymic prefix in Welsh names, earlier map "son," cognate with Gaelic mac. Since 17c. merged into surnames (Ap Rhys = Price, Ap Evan = Bevan, etc.).
It is said that a Welshman who evidently was not willing to be surpassed in length of pedigree, when making out his genealogical tree, wrote near the middle of his long array of 'aps' -- "about this time Adam was born." ["Origin and Significance of our Names," "The Chautauquan," Oct. 1887-July 1888]
form of Latin ad- before words beginning in -p-; see ad-.