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noun \ˈad\

Definition of ad



1841

First Known Use of ad

1841

Rhymes with ad


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ad

noun

Definition of ad

  1. :  advantage 4



Circa 1928

First Known Use of ad

circa 1928


AD

abbreviation

Definition of AD

  1. 1 active duty

  2. 2 after date

  3. 3 Alzheimer's disease

  4. 4 anno Domini —often printed in small capitals and often punctuated

  5. 5 assembly district

  6. 6 assistant director

  7. 7 athletic director




ad-

prefix

Definition of ad-

  1. 1 :  to :  toward —usually ac- before c, k, or q <acculturation> and af- before f <affluent> and ag- before g <aggradation> and al- before l <alliteration> and ap- before p <apportion> and as- before s <assuasive> and at- before t <attune> and ad- before other sounds but sometimes ad- even before one of the listed consonants <adsorb>

  2. 2 :  near :  adjacent to —in this sense always in the form ad- <adrenal>



Variants of ad-

or ac- or af- or ag- or al- or ap- or as- or at-

Origin of ad-

Middle English, from Anglo-French & Latin; Anglo-French, from Latin, from ad — more at at


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-ad

adverb suffix

Definition of -ad

  1. :  in the direction of :  toward <cephalad>



Origin of -ad

Latin ad


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-ad

noun suffix

Definition of -ad

  1. :  member of a botanical group <bromeliad>



Origin of -ad

probably from New Latin -ad-, -as, from Greek, suffix denoting descent from or connection with



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