- advertising: an ad agency.
Origin of ad1
- advantage(def 5).
- ad in, the advantage being scored by the server.
- ad out, the advantage being scored by the receiver.
Origin of ad2
- (in prescriptions) to; up to.
Origin of ad3
Origin of ad-
- in the year of the Lord; since Christ was born: Charlemagne was born in a.d. 742.
Origin of a.d.1
- before the day.
Origin of a.d.2
- after date.
- autograph document.
- active duty.
- art director.
- assembly district.
- assistant director.
- athletic director.
- average deviation.
- a suffix occurring in loanwords from Greek denoting a group or unit comprising a certain number, sometimes of years: dyad; triad.
- a suffix meaning “derived from,” “related to,” “concerned with,” “associated with” (oread), introduced in loanwords from Greek (Olympiad; oread), used sporadically in imitation of Greek models, as Dunciad, after Iliad.
Origin of -ad1
- variant of -ade1: ballad.
- Anatomy, Zoology. a suffix forming adverbs from nouns signifying parts of the body, denoting a direction toward that part: dextrad; dorsad; mediad.
Origin of -ad3
Examples from the Web for ad
A lot of the culture around movies in the sci-fi/fantasy genre is about deconstructing them ad nauseam.Patton Oswalt on Fighting Conservatives With Satire
January 6, 2015
Congress keeps funding it ad hoc—but when the GOP takes over the Senate next year, who knows.To GOP Congress, as Usual, It’s Welfare on the Chopping Block
December 25, 2014
All those bloodthirsty tweets and arcane exhortations and now we find out you were an advertising executive—an ad exec!The Scared Widdle Kitty of ISIS
December 12, 2014
The ad would then count as a coordinated communication and would be subject to strict spending limits.Just What We Needed: More Campaign Spending
December 8, 2014
I made experimental commercials in the experimental division of a production house, Film X, that made commercials for ad agencies.The Renegade: Robert Downey Sr. on His Classic Films, Son’s Battle with Drugs, and Bill Cosby
November 26, 2014
I dwell in my sky-parlor and become Jupiter the while, ad libitum.The Dramatic Values in Plautus
Wilton Wallace Blancke
This tariff of favours and of infamy descends 'ad infinitum'.Memoirs of the Court of St. Cloud, Complete
I 've 'ad nothing but bad luck since I first took up with you.The Silver Box (First Series Plays)
We're getting 'usky, old 'un; both of us have 'ad too much of this job.The Confessions of a Caricaturist, Vol. 1 (of 2)
He is arguing 'ad hominem' according to the notions of mythology current in his age.Apology
- short for advertisement
- short for advantage Brit equivalent: van
- (indicating years numbered from the supposed year of the birth of Christ) anno Domini70 ad Compare BC
- military active duty
- military air defence
- Dame of the Order of Australia
- to; towardsadsorb; adverb
- near; next toadrenal
- a group or unit (having so many parts or members)triad
- an epic poem concerning (the subject indicated by the stem)Dunciad
- denoting direction towards a specified part in anatomical descriptionscephalad
Word Origin and History for ad
1841, shortened form of advertisement. Long resisted by those in the trade, and denounced 1918 by the president of a national advertising association as "the language of bootblacks, ... beneath the dignity of men of the advertising profession."
1570s, from Latin Anno Domini "Year of the Lord." First put forth by Dionysius Exiguus in 527 or 533 C.E., but at first used only for Church business. Introduced in Italy in 7c., France (partially) in 8c. In England, first found in a charter of 680 C.E. Ordained for all ecclesiastical documents in England by the Council of Chelsea, July 27, 816.
The resistance to it in part might have come because Dionysius chose 754 A.U.C. as the birth year of Jesus, while many early Christians would have thought it was 750 A.U.C. [See John J. Bond, "Handy-Book of Rules and Tables for Verifying Dates With the Christian Era," 4th ed., London: George Bell & Sons, 1889] A.C., for Anno Christi, also was common 17c.
word-forming element expressing direction toward or in addition to, from Latin ad "to, toward" in space or time; "with regard to, in relation to," as a prefix, sometimes merely emphatic, from PIE *ad- "to, near, at" (cognate with Old English æt; see at). Simplified to a- before sc-, sp- and st-; modified to ac- before many consonants and then re-spelled af-, ag-, al-, etc., in conformity with the following consonant (e.g. affection, aggression). In Old French, reduced to a- in all cases (an evolution already underway in Merovingian Latin), but written forms were refashioned after Latin in 14c. in French and 15c. in English words picked up from Old French. In many cases pronunciation followed the shift.
- auris dextra (right ear)
- Toward; to. Before c, f, g, k, l, p, q, s, and t, ad- is usually assimilated to ac-, af-, ag-, ac-, al-, ap-, ac-, as-, and at-, respectively:adductor, acclimation, agglutinant.
- Near; at:adrenal.
- In the direction of; toward:cephalad.
An abbreviation used with a date, indicating how many years have passed since the birth of Jesus. The abbreviation may appear before the date (a.d. 1988), or it may appear after the date (1988 a.d.). It stands for anno Domini, a Latin phrase meaning “in the year of our Lord.” (Compare b.c.)