Origin of ag

by shortening


Symbol, Chemistry.
  1. silver.

Origin of Ag

From the Latin word argentum


  1. variant of ad- before g: agglutinate.




or AG

  1. Adjutant General.
  2. Attorney General. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Contemporary Examples of ag

Historical Examples of ag

  • We met 'em in 1812, an' we fit 'em an' we licked 'em, an' we can do it ag'in.

  • But you want it ag'in' the stable, an' you've two in; with two horses twelve is a long price.


    W. A. Fraser

  • You kin imagine how that other feller's cigar tasted when he lighted it ag'in.

  • You tell him I'll stand him on his off ear if I catch him doggie' me ag'in.

    Good Indian

    B. M. Bower

  • It kept comin' back to me that if I went under I shouldn't see you ag'in.

    Cap'n Eri

    Joseph Crosby Lincoln

British Dictionary definitions for ag


interjection Southern African
  1. an expression of surprise, annoyance, pleasure, etc
sentence connector
  1. an expression used to preface a remark, gain time, etc


the internet domain name for
  1. Antigua and Barbuda


the chemical symbol for
  1. silver

Word Origin for Ag

from Latin argentum


abbreviation for
  1. Adjutant General
  2. Attorney General
  3. Aktiengesellschaft

Word Origin for AG

(for sense 3) German: joint-stock company
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Word Origin and History for ag

abbreviation of agriculture, attested from 1918, American English.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

ag in Medicine


  1. The symbol for the elementsilver


  1. Variant ofad-
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ag in Science


  1. The symbol for silver.


  1. A soft, shiny, white metallic element that is found in many ores, especially together with copper, lead, and zinc. It conducts heat and electricity better than any other metal. Silver is used in photography and in making electrical circuits and conductors. Atomic number 47; atomic weight 107.868; melting point 960.8°C; boiling point 2,212°C; specific gravity 10.50; valence 1, 2. See also sterling silver. See Periodic Table. See Note at element.
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