American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An advertisement.
- n. An advantage in tennis.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- A prefix of Latin origin, with primary sense “to,” and hence also “toward, upon, for,” etc., expressing in Latin, and so in English, etc., motion or direction to, reduction or change into, addition, adherence, intensification, etc., in English often without perceptible force. According to the following consonant, it is variously assimilated ab-, ac-, af-, etc., or reduced to a-. See etymology.
- A prefix of various other origin, erroneously put for other prefixes, as in advance, etc. See etymology.
- A suffix of Greek origin appended to nouns. It is used in forming— collective numerals, as monad, dyad, triad, tetrad, etc., terms used in classifying chemical elements or radicals according to the number of their combining units;
- A suffix in ballad and salad (formerly balade and salade), usually represented by -ade. See -ade.
- In anatomy, a suffix denoting relation, situation, or direction, having the same force as the English suffix -ward, or the word toward. Thus, dorsad, backward, toward the dorsum or back; ectad, outward, toward the exterior; entad, inward, toward the interior. So, also,
cephalad, headward, forward; dextrad, to the right, on the right hand of, etc. It is used almost at will, with either Greek or Latin words. Its use is advantageous as restricting the idea of direction to the body of the animal itself, without considering the position in which that body may be with relation to externals; since for example, what is backward in the anatomy of man when in the erect posture is upward in that of a quadruped when in the correlatively natural horizontal attitude, while in both it is equally dorsad.
- An abbreviation of advertisement.
- A simplified spelling of add.
- n. a public promotion of some product or service
- adv. in the Christian era; used before dates after the supposed year Christ was born
- From Latin ad ("to, on"). (Wiktionary)
“Lucullus, Catulus, and Hortensius, to Cato and Brutus, he finally adopted the suggestion of Atticus to gratify Varro by giving him a share in the dialogue together with Atticus and himself (_ad Att. _ xiii. 13, 1, 'commotus tuis litteris, quod ad me de Varrone scripseras, totam Academiam ab hominibus nobilissimis abstuli transtulique ad nostrum sodalem et ex duobus libris contuli in quattuor').”
“Serv. _ad Ecl. _ 10, 1, 'Fuit Cornelius Gallus amicus Vergilii, adeo ut quartus Georgicorum a medio usque ad finem eius laudes teneret, quas postea iubente Augusto in Aristaei fabulam commutavit.”
“AD SVMMVM is the reading of _L_ and _T_ and is printed by Burman (who punctuates _uiderit ad summum_) and Merkel (_ad summum dixi_).”
“They were termed _apprenticii ad legem_, or _ad barras_; and hence arose the cognomen of _barristers_.”
“Accordingly, in the first place, he decided that he had received a call from God ad veritatem et ad seipsum; and, in the second, forgetting Miss Deffell, he married his rectors daughter.”
“ Another _reductio ad absurdum_ or _ad impietatem_, cf. _supra_, p. 98, note b.”
“Perhaps few of them suspected the _argumentum ad hominem_ -- or rather _ad feminam_ -- in Woodhull's speech.”
“Dominus, qui non ad iudicandum _venerat_, sed _ad salvandum_, &c. ... increpat eos _quod non meminerint doctrinae suae et bonitatis Evangelicae_, &c. (i. 857 b, c, d.)”
“Nay, but he saw he had a convenient occasion, _ad instituendam hominum multitudenem, ad illud festum confluentiam_.”
“We buy an enemy,, or ivefy afritnH ta the tfyijd ad, Orjafqayn ad\ ifes Almeyda ta hide fcer-loffc * \ all eyes, but chiefly from hi* father, a: 'yet, juft afterwards,' hehinaftjf inform* his father, of Almeyda's love for Alonzo: is not this ii\con - fifteni with Orafmyn's gQQeroijs character?,”
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Here I have in mind a list of words that could be spelled with only the letters A, B, C, D, E, F, and G--and thus could also be played as a tune on the piano.
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