Anno Domini (used to indicate that a date comes the specified number of years after the traditional date of Christ’s birth)
Denoting motion or direction to
Forming nouns such as ballad, salad
Analogue to digital
A short programme set in a fictional shop, pub, etc., using the discussions and opinions of the characters to advertise a variety of consumer products.
Created or done for a particular purpose as necessary
Speak or perform without previously preparing one’s words
Relevant to what is being done or discussed at the time
discussions were held on an ad hoc basis
I never work from a script—I just ad lib the whole programme
In agreement; of the same mind.
At or near the end of a piece of writing
To or at that place
An advertisement placed in a newspaper or magazine by telephone
A classified advertisement in a newspaper or magazine; a small ad
With reference to a sermon by or letter from an ecclesiastical authority: (addressed) to the clergy.
= advantage court.
With respect to the harm or loss suffered by the plaintiff. Now rare.
To the same degree, rank, or status at another university or institution; by virtue of having previously attained that degree or status at a different university.
With effect or result in the outside world (as opposed to one's own mind, self, etc.); in the world at large; externally, perceivably; especially (Theology) with reference to an action or characteristic of God which is communicable to the world beyond the Persons of the Trinity. Opposed to ad intra.
Depreciative. The use of (or tendency to use) ad hoc measures, rather than general long-term strategies, to deal with issues, situations, etc.
With reference to an action or characteristic of God which is not communicable to the world beyond the Persons of the Trinity. Also more generally: with effect or result only in one's own mind, self, etc. (rather than in the outside world); within, internally. Opposed to ad extra.
A person who ad-libs; an improviser.
= ad limina apostolorum.
In the place or passage previously cited or mentioned.
The use of improvised measures rather than general long-term strategies
Appointed to act in a lawsuit on behalf of a child or other person who is not considered capable of representing themselves
A small advertisement in a newspaper, typically one inserted by a private individual in a classified section
To the point of absurdity; so as to demonstrate that the consequence of making a particular assumption is something absurd or contradictory; (also more generally) to an absurd or extreme degree.
With respect to or by means of monetary considerations; with (excessive) attention to financial interest. Also as adjective: relating to money, financial.
To the ultimate extent or degree; excessively.
On the basis of or with respect to qualities, interests, or circumstances specific to a particular woman, rather than a general principle (in later use especially as a means of discrediting the woman concerned).
The quality or state of being ad hoc; the use of (or tendency to use) ad hoc measures.
By arbitrary application of a word or sign to a particular meaning, without a natural or logical basis. More generally: arbitrarily, as one pleases.
= negative advertisement.
(Of an argument or reaction) directed against a person rather than the position they are maintaining
For an intervening or temporary period of time
More formal term for ad-lib.
Used to refer to the fact that something has been done or repeated so often that it has become annoying or tiresome
On an individual basis
(Of the levying of tax or customs duties) in proportion to the estimated value of the goods or transaction concerned
A large advertisement, especially in a newspaper or magazine, that features eye-catching type or illustrations
At or according to one's will or pleasure; as one pleases; arbitrarily.
= ad captandum vulgus.
With reference to a bloodletting procedure: to the point at which the patient feels faint or faints (from loss of blood).
Pending the assent of the parties involved, or a higher authority; subject to agreement by other parties and (now usually) to finalization of the details.
Again and again in the same way; forever
the tradition will be maintained ad infinitum