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ad1 British & World English

An advertisement

AD British & World English

Anno Domini (used to indicate that a date comes the specified number of years after the traditional date of Christ’s birth)

ad- British & World English

Denoting motion or direction to

-ad1 British & World English

Forming nouns:

-ad2 British & World English

Forming nouns such as ballad, salad

A/D British & World English

Analogue to digital

ad hoc British & World English

Created or done for a particular purpose as necessary

ad-lib British & World English

Speak or perform without previously preparing one’s words

ad rem British & World English

Relevant to what is being done or discussed at the time

ad hoc English Thesaurus

discussions were held on an ad hoc basis

ad lib English Thesaurus

I never work from a script—I just ad lib the whole programme

ad hoc New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

arranged or done for a particular purpose

ad-lib New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

speak without preparation

ad fin. British & World English

At or near the end of a piece of writing

ad loc. British & World English

To or at that place

tele-ad British & World English

An advertisement placed in a newspaper or magazine by telephone

want ad British & World English

A classified advertisement in a newspaper or magazine; a small ad

ad fin. New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

at or near the end of a piece of writing

ad idem New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

on the same point, in agreement

ad hocery British & World English

The use of improvised measures rather than general long-term strategies

ad litem British & World English

Appointed to act in a lawsuit on behalf of a child or other person who is not considered capable of representing themselves

small ad British & World English

A small advertisement in a newspaper, typically one inserted by a private individual in a classified section

ad eundem New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

to the same degree at another university

ad litem New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

acting on behalf of a person who cannot represent themselves

Ven. & Ad. New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

Shakespeare's Venus and Adonis

ad hominem British & World English

(Of an argument or reaction) directed against a person rather than the position they are maintaining

ad interim British & World English

For an intervening or temporary period of time

ad libitum British & World English

More formal term for ad-lib.

ad nauseam British & World English

Used to refer to the fact that something has been done or repeated so often that it has become annoying or tiresome

ad personam British & World English

On an individual basis

ad valorem British & World English

(Of the levying of tax or customs duties) in proportion to the estimated value of the goods or transaction concerned

display ad British & World English

A large advertisement, especially in a newspaper or magazine, that features eye-catching type or illustrations

ad nauseam New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

to a tiresomely excessive degree

ad infinitum British & World English

Again and again in the same way; forever


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