- American Dialect Society.
- 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
- autograph document, signed.
Related Words for adsplug, announcement, notice, commercial, flyer, endorsement, promotion, circular
Examples from the Web for ads
Contemporary Examples of ads
It also required that ads print a disclaimer if they digitally altered the models.How Skinny Is Too Skinny? Israel Bans ‘Underweight’ Models
January 8, 2015
But the ads are not just intended to remind the Google-curious that Paul exists and is thinking about running for president.Rand Paul’s Passive-Aggressive Trolling Campaign
January 6, 2015
Sometimes the ads would get in the way of playing, and a perfectly lined up shot would be ruined.Lost For Thousands of Strokes: 'Desert Golfing' Is 'Angry Birds' as Modern Art
January 2, 2015
Manufacturing merchandise, publicity (a radio ad in SF, Facebook ads, venue specific advertising), supplies, shipping.How Much Money Does a Band Really Make on Tour?
December 8, 2014
First, it would reduce the kinds of ads that would be subject to strict limits.Just What We Needed: More Campaign Spending
December 8, 2014
Historical Examples of ads
Inconsistent punctuation in the ads section has been retained as printed.Bancroft's Tourist's Guide Yosemite
He had the ads for the two inside pages placed in the forms.
Pages four and five, filled with local news and ads, were on the press.
Capitalization and possible errors in Ads were left as in original.
Soon the time came when often as much as a quarter of these ads.The Iron Ration
George Abel Schreiner
- 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
Word Origin 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."
- auris dextra (right ear)