ADS


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Definition for ads (2 of 4)

ad

1
[ ad ]
/ æd /

noun

advertising: an ad agency.

Origin of ad

1
First recorded in 1835–45; by shortening

Can be confused

ad add oddadds ads adz

Definition for ads (3 of 4)

ad

2
[ ad ]
/ æd /

noun Tennis.

ad in, the advantage being scored by the server.
ad out, the advantage being scored by the receiver.

Origin of ad

2
First recorded in 1945–50; by shortening

Definition for ads (4 of 4)

a.d.s.


autograph document, signed.
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British Dictionary definitions for ads (1 of 4)

ad

1
/ (æd) /

noun

short for advertisement

British Dictionary definitions for ads (2 of 4)

ad

2
/ (æd) /

noun tennis, US and Canadian

short for advantage Brit equivalent: van

British Dictionary definitions for ads (3 of 4)

ad

3

the internet domain name for

Andorra

British Dictionary definitions for ads (4 of 4)

AD


abbreviation for

(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

Word Origin for AD

(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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Medicine definitions for ads

AD


abbr.

auris dextra (right ear)
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