from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An advertisement.
- n. An advantage in tennis.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Short form of advertisement.
- n. advantage
- prep. to, toward
from The 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.
- 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.
- An abbreviation of advertisement.
- A simplified spelling of add.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a public promotion of some product or service
- adv. in the Christian era; used before dates after the supposed year Christ was born
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?,