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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun ad:


Ad is sometimes a misspelling of about, add or had.

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Definition of the noun ad

What does ad mean as a name of something?

noun - plural:

  • ad: ads
  • AD: -

  1. a public promotion of some product or service

Alternative definition of the noun ad


  1. [informal] Short form of advertisement.
    • [tennis] advantage

    Specialised definition of the noun ad

    Glossary of sports / table tennis

    short for advantage

    Definition of the adverb ad

    What does ad mean as an attribute of something other than a noun?

    Ad is one of the top 50 most common adverbs in the English language.


    1. in the Christian era; used before dates after the supposed year Christ was born


    Ad a.k.a. Andorra, is a sovereign landlocked microstate in Southwestern Europe, located in the eastern Pyrenees mountains and bordered by Spain and France. It is the sixth smallest nation in Europe, having an area of 468 km² and an estimated population of 85,000 in 2012. Its capital, Andorra la Vella, is the highest capital city in Europe, at an elevation of 1,023 metres above sea level. The official language is Catalan, although Spanish, Portuguese, and French are also commonly spoken.


    1. AD a.k.a. Adrian Peterson: Adrian Lewis Peterson is an American football running back for the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Vikings seventh overall in the 2007 NFL Draft. He played college football at Oklahoma. Peterson set the NCAA freshman rushing record with 1,925 yards as a true freshman during the 2004 season. As a unanimous first-team All-American, he became the first freshman to finish as the runner-up in the Heisman Trophy balloting. Peterson finished his college football career as the Sooners' third all-time leading rusher.
    2. AD a.k.a. Adrian Dantley: Adrian Delano Dantley is a retired American basketball player who played 15 seasons in the NBA, including seven as a member of the Utah Jazz. A forward/guard and six-time NBA All-Star, he was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2008. In 2010, he was appointed acting head coach of the Denver Nuggets in the absence of stricken head coach George Karl.
    3. AD a.k.a. Adams Diallo is a rapper.
    4. AD a.k.a. Alan Donnes is an actor, comedian, film producer and screenwriter.
    5. AD is a rapper.
      • profession: Rapper
      • member of musical group The Crest since
    6. Ad a.k.a. Adam Townley is a film director and screenwriter.
    7. AD a.k.a. Akash Deep is a cinematographer.
    8. Ad a.k.a. Adesuwa Addy Iyare is an actress and nurse.


    1. AD was a 1980s Christian rock band, featuring former Kansas members Kerry Livgren and Dave Hope, and former Bloodrock member Warren Ham sharing the lead vocal duties along with Michael Gleason.
    2. AD is a musical group.
      • album: "AD"
    3. Ad a.k.a. A-D is a musical group.
      • also known as AD ., A.D
      • albums: "A.D", "Buckshots"


    1. Ad a.k.a. Azul Brazilian Airlines: Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras S/A is a Brazilian flag carrier and low cost carrier based in Barueri. The company's business model is to stimulate demand by providing frequent and affordable air service to underserved markets throughout Brazil. The company was named Azul after a naming contest in 2008, where "Samba" was the other popular name. It was established on May 5, 2008 by Brazilian-born David Neeleman, founder of JetBlue Airways with a fleet of 76 Embraer 195 jets. The airline began service on December 15, 2008.
      • also known as Azul, Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras S/A
      • official website:
    2. Ad a.k.a. Air Paradise International was an airline based in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia. It operated services to destinations in Australia, South Korea and Taiwan. Its main base was Ngurah Rai Airport, Denpasar. On 24 November 2005 the airline announced that it was ceasing operations due to a downturn in traffic following terrorist bombings on the Island on 1 October 2005. In February 2007 the Indonesian Transportation Ministry delayed licence revocation of 11 idle airlines, including Air Paradise, to give restructuring opportunities to the operators. Air Paradise was considering re-launching services in March 2007.
      • also known as Bali Air
    3. Ad a.k.a. Lone Star Airlines was an American regional airline that operated both domestic and international flights. For much of the airline's life its headquarters were located in the Fort Worth Stockyards in Fort Worth, Texas. The airline's largest hub was located at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport.


    1. AD is a fictional character from the 2009 comedy TV movie The Breakdown.
    2. AD is a fictional character from the 2006 film Varannan vecka.
    3. Ad is a fictional character from You're Nobody till Somebody Kills You.
    4. AD is a fictional character from the film Action Hero.
    5. AD is a fictional character from the 2011 film Bin Bulaye Baraati.
    6. AD is a fictional character from the 2008 anime TV series Skip-Beat!.
    7. Ad is a fictional character from the 1979 film A Woman Like Eve.
    8. Ad is a fictional character from the 2005 film Chousei Kantai Sazer-X the Movie: Fight! Star Warriors.
    9. AD is a fictional character from the 2011 film Decisions.
    10. AD is a fictional character from the 2009 film Just Another Day.
    11. AD is a fictional film character.


    "AD" is a musical album of AD.

    • released in (15 years ago)


    1. AD a.k.a. Anno Domini and Before Christ are designations used to label or number years used with the Julian and Gregorian calendars. The term Anno Domini is Medieval Latin, translated as In the year of the Lord, and as in the Year of Our Lord. It is sometimes specified more fully as Anno Domini Nostri Iesu Christi. This calendar era is based on the traditionally reckoned year of the conception or birth of Jesus of Nazareth, with AD counting years from the start of this epoch, and BC denoting years before the start of the era. There is no year zero in this scheme, so the year AD 1 immediately follows the year 1 BC. This dating system was devised in 525, but was not widely used until after 800.
    2. Ad a.k.a. ʿĀd was an ancient Arab tribe and a district in South Arabia that was led by 'Ad ibn Kin'ad.
      • also known as Aad, 'ad
    3. AD a.k.a. The Algemeen Dagblad or AD is a Dutch daily newspaper. After a merger with 7 regional newspapers on 1 september 2005 and ongoing reduction in readership, it has an average circulation merger of 365,912 copies in 2014. This makes it the second largest paid newspaper of the Netherlands, after De Telegraaf. AD is published in tabloid format. Production of the newspaper is in Rotterdam. The publication employs 550 journalists in the Netherlands and abroad. The AD is owned by De Persgroep Nederland.
    4. Ad a.k.a. AD+: In set theory, AD+ is an extension, proposed by W. Hugh Woodin, to the axiom of determinacy.
    5. Ad a.k.a. ‘Ad: Ad is the great-grandson of Shem, son of Noah who came from the northeast and was the progenitor of the Adites. Noah is said to be Ad's 3rd grandfather, he being the son of Awadh, who was the son of Iram, who was the son of Shem the son of Noah.
    6. ad: .ad is the Internet country code top-level domain for Andorra. It is administered by Servei de Telecomunicacions d'Andorra, today called Andorra Telecom.
    7. Ad: Name of ad.
    8. Ad is a file format.
    9. AD is a Finnish experimental elektro-industrial band. It was founded in the early 80's, disbanded in 1986 and reformed in 2005.
    10. Ad is a print ad.

    Scrabble value of A1D2

    The value of this 2-letter word is 3 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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