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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)

ad1 British & World English

An advertisement

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 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 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 hominem British & World English

Relating to or associated with a particular person

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 infinitum British & World English

Again and again in the same way; forever

terminus ad quem British & World English

The point at which something ends or finishes

reductio ad absurdum British & World English

A method of proving the falsity of a premise by showing that its logical consequence is absurd or contradictory

Jalal ad-Din ar-Rumi British & World English

(1207–73), Persian poet and Sufi mystic, founder of the order of whirling dervishes; also called Mawlana

adland British & World English

The business world of advertising and advertisers

ad-libs in ad-lib British & World English

Speak or perform without previously preparing one’s words

grandad British & World English

One’s grandfather

ad-libbed in ad-lib British & World English

Speak or perform without previously preparing one’s words

ad hockery in ad hocery British & World English

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

adhocracy British & World English

A system of flexible and informal organization and management in place of rigid bureaucracy

ad-libbing in ad-lib British & World English

Speak or perform without previously preparing one’s words

personal advertisement British & World English

A private advertisement or message placed in a newspaper, especially one from someone seeking a sexual or romantic partner

personal ad in personal advertisement British & World English

A private advertisement or message placed in a newspaper, especially one from someone seeking a sexual or romantic partner

Khair ad-Din in Barbarossa2 British & World English

(Circa 1483–1546), Barbary pirate; born Khair ad-Din. He was notorious for his successes against Christian vessels in the eastern Mediterranean

subpoena British & World English

A writ ordering a person to attend a court

subpoena ad testificandum in subpoena British & World English

A writ ordering a person to attend a court

Zahir ad-Din Muhammad in Babur British & World English

(1483–1530), first Mogul emperor of India 1526–30, descendant of Tamerlane; born Zahir ad-Din Muhammad. He invaded India circa 1525 and conquered the territory from the Oxus to Patna

Salah-ad-Din Yusuf ibn-Ayyub in Saladin British & World English

(1137–93), sultan of Egypt and Syria 1174–93; Arabic name Salah-ad-Din Yusuf ibn-Ayyub. Saladin reconquered Jerusalem from the Christians in 1187, but he was defeated by Richard the Lionheart at Arsuf (1191). He earned a reputation not only for military skill but also for honesty and chivalry

ad English-Spanish

→ advertisement 1

AD English-Spanish

después de Cristo

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


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