Definition of adi
1. ad [ n ] a public promotion of some product or serviceUsed in print:
(Arthur Miller, "The Prophecy," in The Best...)
Now she could let out the three parakeets without_fear they would be stepped_on or that Stowey would let them out one of the doors ; she could dust the plants , then break_off suddenly and pick_up an old novel and read from the middle on ; improvise cha-chas on the harp ; and finally , the best part of all , simply sit at the plank table in the kitchen with a bottle of wine and the newspapers , reading the ads as_well_as the news , registering nothing on her mind but letting her soul suspend itself above all wishing and desire .
(Evan Esar, Humorous English; a guide to comic ,...)
Classified ads are also chockfull of misrelated constructions .
Readers of the Reader_'s_Digest are familiar_with such items which often appear in its lists of verbal slips , like the ad in a California paper that advertised `` House for rent .
Then there was the caterer 's ad which read : `` Are you getting_married or having an affair ?Synonyms advertising ad advertisement advertizement advertizing advert Related Terms promotion commercial circular Yellow_Pages newspaper_ad preview direct_mail advertorial mailer teaser top_billing advertise
2. ad [ r ] in the Christian era; used before dates after the supposed year Christ was born
Examples: "in AD 200"
3. AD [ n ] in the year of Our Lord; date used in reckoning dates after the supposed year Christ was born, "in AD 200"Synonyms AD Related Terms date
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