[ahd-soo m; English ad-suhm]

interjection Latin.

I am present. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for adsum

Historical Examples of adsum

  • The one crucial call had come for him, and he could not answer "Adsum."

    Robert Annys: Poor Priest

    Annie Nathan Meyer

  • Once more it was France's good fortune to be able to answer, Adsum.

  • "Adsum," Frank answered, softly, and Katrine flashed a smile of appreciation back at him.


    Elinor Macartney Lane

  • There he passed the remainder of his days, and there he said "Adsum" when his name was called for the last time in this world.

  • Instead of answering “Here” or “Adsum,” in the usual way, the boy whose name was called stood in his place and held up his hand.

    Tom, Dick and Harry

    Talbot Baines Reed

British Dictionary definitions for adsum


sentence substitute

I am present

Word Origin for adsum

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