Definitions for ADæd

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. an advertisement.

  2. advertising:

    an ad agency.

Origin of ad:

1835–45; by shortening


  1. Category: Sport

    Ref: advantage (def. 4). 5

* Tennis..

Origin of ad:

1925–30; by shortening


  1. a prefix occurring in verbs or verbal derivatives borrowed from Latin, where it meant “toward” and indicated direction, tendency, or addition: adjoin. For variants before a following consonant, see a-5, ac-, af-, ag-, al-, an-2, ap-1, ar-, as-, at-.

    Category: Affix

Origin of ad-:

< L ad, ad- (prep. and prefix) to, toward, at, about; c. at1


  1. a suffix occurring in loanwords from Greek denoting a group or unit comprising a certain number, sometimes of years:

    myriad; Olympiad; triad.

    Category: Affix

  2. a suffix meaning “derived from,”“related to,”“associated with,” occurring in loanwords from Greek (dryad; oread) and in New Latin coinages on a Greek model (bromeliad; cycad).

    Category: Affix

  3. a suffix used, on the model of Iliad, in the names of epics, speeches, etc., derived from proper names:

    Dunciad; jeremiad.

    Category: Affix

Origin of -ad:

< Gk -ad-, s. of -as


  1. var. of -ade1:

    ballad; salad.

    Category: Affix


  1. a suffix used in anatomy to form adverbs from nouns signifying parts of the body, denoting a direction toward that part:


    Category: Common Vocabulary, Zoology, Affix

Origin of -ad:

< L ad toward, anomalously suffixed to the noun


or AD

  1. in the year of the Lord; since Christ was born: Charlemagne was born ina.d.742.

    Category: Usage Note

  2. assembly district.

    Category: Government

  3. athletic director.

    Category: Sport

* Usage: The abbreviation a.d. was orig. placed before a date and is still usu. preferred in edited writing: The Roman conquest of Britain began in a.d.43 (or, sometimes, began a.d.43). The abbreviation b.c. (before Christ) is always placed after a date: Caesar was assassinated in 44 b.c. But by analogy with the position of b.c. , a.d. is frequently found after the date in all types of writing: Claudius I lived from 10 54 a.d. This abbreviation may also designate centuries, being placed after the century specified: the second century a.d. Some writers prefer to use c.e. (Common Era) and b.c.e. (Before the Common Era) to avoid the religious overtones of a.d. and b.c.

Origin of A.D.:

L annō Dominī

Princeton's WordNet

  1. ad, advertisement, advertizement, advertising, advertizing, advert(adverb)

    a public promotion of some product or service

  2. AD, A.D., anno Domini(adverb)

    in the Christian era; used before dates after the supposed year Christ was born

    "in AD 200"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. ad(noun)æd

    an advertisement

    TV ads


  1. ad

    .ad is the Internet country code top-level domain for Andorra. It is administered by Servei de Telecomunicacions d'Andorra, today called Andorra Telecom. Because ad is also an abbreviation for the word advertisement or advert, .ad has also been used in an unconventional manner as a domain hack by some advertising media companies.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'AD' in Nouns Frequency: #2295

Anagrams of AD

  1. da, Da, DA

Translations for AD

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

AD(abbreviation from Latin)

anno domini; (used in dates to mean after the birth of Jesus Christ; also used by non-Christians)

in 630 AD; in the seventh century AD.

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