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American Dialect Society.
autograph document, signed.
an ad agency.
(def 5).
ad in, the advantage being scored by the server.
ad out, the advantage being scored by the receiver.
Contemporary Examples

Interestingly, Restore Our Future went from Aug. 23 to Sept. 21 without spending any money on ADS, according to OpenSecrets.org.
Are Karl Rove and Crossroads Propping Up the Romney Campaign John Avlon October 2, 2012

The run to Election Day is getting uglier by the day—just look at the ADS on television so far.
10 Outrageous Attack Ads: Bain, Burning Money, & More (Videos) The Daily Beast Video August 9, 2012

Not surprisingly, the ADS were shamelessly parodied, by everyone from E!
Save the Boobs! Danielle Friedman December 27, 2009

Roberta has appeared in ADS, given interviews, and spoken at events for the McCain campaign.
McCain’s Auntie Says “He’s Losing” Benjamin Sarlin October 14, 2008

By the next month, though, Emanuel responded to the ADS with an obscenity.
Democrats Go to War Art Levine September 30, 2009

Historical Examples

You go on airily: ‘I’m pretty sure I can bring twenty thousand pounds’ worth of ADS.
Books and Persons Arnold Bennett

Inconsistent punctuation in the ADS section has been retained as printed.
Bancroft’s Tourist’s Guide Yosemite A.L. Bancroft

And in what the ADS called a “responsible position” that she had never so much as dreamed he could fill.
Divinity William Morrison

Pages four and five, filled with local news and ADS, were on the press.
Helen in the Editor’s Chair Ruthe S. Wheeler

Indeed, the people who hand out the Clio awards for advertising were so taken in as to award Mobil a first prize for these ADS.
The Civilization of Illiteracy Mihai Nadin

short for advertisement
noun (tennis, US & Canadian)
short for advantage Brit equivalent van
(indicating years numbered from the supposed year of the birth of Christ) anno Domini: 70 ad Compare BC
(military) active duty
(military) air defence
Dame of the Order of Australia

1841, shortened form of advertisement. Long resisted by those in the trade, and denounced 1918 by the president of a national advertising association as “the language of bootblacks, … beneath the dignity of men of the advertising profession.”

AD abbr.
Latin auris dextra (right ear)

An expert system.
alternative delivery systems
American Dialect Society
active duty
Alzheimer’s disease
athletic director
average deviation
autograph document, signed


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