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A woman who could always love would never grow old; and the love of mother and wife would often give or preserve many charms if it were not too often combined with parental and conjugal anger. There remains in the face of women who are naturally serene and peaceful, and of those rendered so by religion, an after-spring, and later an after-summer, the reflex of their most beautiful bloom.
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Etymology 1

From a shortening of the word advertisement.

Noun

Singular
ad

Plural
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ad ({{{1}}})
  1. (informal) Short form of advertisement.
    I have placed both of the ads in the newspaper as instructed.
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Etymology 2

From a shortening of the word advantage.

Noun

Singular
ad

Plural
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ad ({{{1}}})
  1. (tennis) advantage

Etymology 3

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] ad "to, on"

Preposition

ad

  1. To; on.
Derived terms

Anagrams


Azeri

Noun

ad (Cyrillic spelling ад)

  1. name, first name, last name

Synonyms


Hungarian

Etymology

From Proto-Finno-Ugric *amta. Cognates include Finnish antaa and Estonian and.

Pronunciation

Verb

ad

  1. give

Conjugation


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Italian

Preposition

ad [[Category:Template:lang:it prepositions|ad]]

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

Latin

Etymology

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

Preposition

ad [[Category:Template:lang:la prepositions|ad]] (+ accusative)

  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) toward, to, up to
    Ad vim atque ad arma confugere.
    To fly to violence and to fighting.
    • Lucretius, from the fourth book of De Rerum Natura
      Fugere ad puppim colles campique videntur.
      The hills and fields appear to fly toward the ship.
    • Pliny the Elder, from book II of Naturalis Historia
      Meridie umbrae cadunt ad septentrionem, ortu vero ad occasum.
      At noon the shadows fall towards the north, [and] at sunrise, point to the west.
    • Aeneid by P. Vergilius Maro
      Duplices tendens ad sidera palmas.
      Stretching both hands to the stars.

Related terms

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

Usage notes

  • 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 (lay, be situated), vergō (incline, slope), spectō (observe, see) etc.:
    Asia iacet ad meridiem et austrum, Europa ad septentriones et aquilonem.
    Asia lies near midday and south, Europe near north and north. (two words for north)
    Ad Atticam vergente.
    Inclining to Attic.

Derived terms


Manx

Pronoun

ad

  1. Third person plural.
    they, them

Meriam

Noun

ad

  1. story

Turkish

Noun

ad

  1. name, first name, last name

Synonyms


Volapük

Preposition

ad

  1. for, in order to, to

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