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Pronunciation

Etymology 1

From a shortening of the word advertisement.

Noun

Singular
ad

Plural
ads

ad (plural ads)

  1. (informal) Short form of advertisement.
    I have placed both of the ads in the newspaper as instructed.
Synonyms
Derived terms
Translations

Etymology 2

From a shortening of the word advantage.

Noun

Singular
ad

Plural
ads

ad (plural ads)

  1. (tennis) advantage

Etymology 3

From Latin ad (to, on).

Preposition

ad

  1. To; on.
Derived terms

Anagrams


Azeri

Noun

ad (Cyrillic spelling ад)

  1. name, first name, last name

Synonyms


Hungarian

Etymology

From Proto-Finno-Ugric *amta. Cognates include Finnish antaa and Estonian and.

Pronunciation

Verb

ad

  1. give someone -nak/-nek something -t/-at/-et/-ot/-öt
    Adok Sándornak egy könyvet. - I give Alexander a book.

Conjugation

Derived terms

With verb prefixes
  • átad
  • bead
  • belead
  • elad
  • előad
  • előread
  • összead
  • ráad
  • továbbad
  • túlad
  • visszaad

Ido

Preposition

ad

  1. to (before a vowel for euphony instead of a)

Italian

Preposition

ad

  1. to, at, in (used before a vowel for euphony instead of a)

Anagrams


Latin

Etymology

From Proto-Indo-European *ad- (to, near, at). Cognates include English at.

Pronunciation

Preposition

ad (+ accusative)

  1. (direction) toward, to, up to
    Ad vim atque ad arma confugere.
    To fly to violence and to fighting.
    • Lucretius, from the fourth book of De Rerum Natura
      Fugere ad puppim colles campique videntur.
      The hills and fields appear to fly toward the ship.
    • Pliny the Elder, from book II of Naturalis Historia
      Meridie umbrae cadunt ad septentrionem, ortu vero ad occasum.
      At noon the shadows fall towards the north, [and] at sunrise, point to the west.
    • Aeneid by P. Vergilius Maro
      Duplices tendens ad sidera palmas.
      Stretching both hands to the stars.

Related terms

  • ad- (same word modified and used as a prefix)

Usage notes

  • The word ad is an antithesis to ab (just as in is to ex, in a progressive order of relation, ad denotes, first, the direction toward an object; then the reaching of or attaining to it; and finally, the being at or near it.)
  • Often used of geographical position of a place in reference to the points of compass, with the verbs iaceō (lay, be situated), vergō (incline, slope), spectō (observe, see) etc.:
    Asia iacet ad meridiem et austrum, Europa ad septentriones et aquilonem.
    Asia lies near midday and south, Europe near north and north. (two words for north)
    Ad Atticam vergente.
    Inclining to Attic.

Derived terms

Descendants

  • English: ad (preposition)
  • French: à
  • Galician: a (preposition)
  • Italian: a, ad
  • Portuguese: a (preposition)
  • Spanish: a

Manx

Pronoun

ad

  1. Third person plural.
    they, them

Meriam

Noun

ad

  1. story

Pumpokol

Etymology

From Proto-Yeniseian *ʔaʒ ("I"). Compare Assan and Arin aj and Kottish ai.

Pronoun

ad

  1. I (first-person subjective singular)

Related terms


Scottish Gaelic

Pronunciation

  • IPA: [ad̪̊]

Noun

ad f. (plural adan)

  1. hat
    • ad a' bhile òir, the gold-rimmed hat
    • bile na h-aide, the rim of the hat

Derived terms

  • ad mholach - a beaver hat

References

  • The Illustrated Gaelic-English Dictionary (Birlinn Limited, 1901-1911, Compiled by Edward Dwelly)
  • A Pronouncing and Etymological Dictionary of the Gaelic Language (John Grant, Edinburgh, 1925, Compiled by Malcolm MacLennan)

Turkish

Noun

ad

  1. name, first name, last name

Synonyms


Volapük

Preposition

ad

  1. for, in order to, to







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