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English[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From a shortening of the word advertisement.

Noun[edit]

ad (plural ads)

  1. (informal) Short form of advertisement.
    I have placed both of the ads in the newspaper as instructed.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From a shortening of the word advantage.

Noun[edit]

ad (plural ads)

  1. (tennis) advantage

Etymology 3[edit]

From Latin ad (to, on).

Preposition[edit]

ad

  1. to, toward
Derived terms[edit]

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Azeri[edit]

Other scripts
Cyrillic ад
Roman ad
Perso-Arabic آد

Noun[edit]

ad (definite accusative adı, plural adlar)

  1. name, first name, last name
  2. (grammar) noun

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Hungarian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Finno-Ugric *amta. Cognates include Finnish antaa, Ter Sami ann'ted, and Estonian and.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

ad

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

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With verb prefixes
Expressions

Ido[edit]

Preposition[edit]

ad

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

Italian[edit]

Preposition[edit]

ad

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

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Preposition[edit]

ad

  1. (with accusative, direction) toward, to, up to
    Ad vim atque ad arma confugere.
    To fly to violence and to fighting.

Related terms[edit]

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

Usage notes[edit]

  • 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 (lie, be situated), vergō (incline, slope), spectō (observe, see) etc.:
    Asia iacet ad meridiem et austrum, Europa ad septentriones et aquilonem.
    Asia lies near the prime meridian and the south, Europe near the northern regions and northern wind. (two words for north)
    Ad Atticam vergente.
    Inclining to Attic.
  • When appended to the beginning of a word, ad often becomes ap- when followed by ‘p’, as in appretiō, from pretium. But note that adpretiō is also found.

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • English: ad (preposition)
  • Catalan: a (preposition)
  • Dalmatian: a (preposition)
  • French: à
  • Friulian: a (preposition)
  • Galician: a (preposition)
  • Italian: a (preposition), ad
  • Portuguese: a (preposition)
  • Romanian: a (preposition)
  • Sicilian: a
  • Spanish: a (preposition)

Manx[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

ad

  1. Third person plural.
    they, them

Meriam[edit]

Noun[edit]

ad

  1. story

Old English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ād m

  1. fire, funeral pyre

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Old French[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin ad.

Preposition[edit]

ad

  1. Alternative form of a (to; towards)

Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin habet.

Preposition[edit]

ad

  1. Alternative form of a; third-person singular present indicative of avoir

Pumpokol[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronoun[edit]

ad

  1. I (first-person subjective singular)

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Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ad f (genitive aide, plural adan or adaichean)

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

Turkish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Turkic āt (“name”), from Proto-Turkic *āt.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ad

  1. name, first name, last name

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Volapük[edit]

Preposition[edit]

ad

  1. for, in order to, to