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An advertisement:‘the latest television lager ad’
notice, announcement, bulletinView synonyms
- ‘Google also announced it will begin to offer banner ads to advertisers for the first time.’
- ‘He has blanketed the city with glossy advertising, nonstop television spots and radio ads.’
- ‘Corporations are also replacing their normal advertising with ads created for the Red Cross.’
- ‘Galleries are also available of the posters and print ads used to advertise the movie.’
- ‘Depression is talked about, written about, has ads about it on television.’
- ‘Only when he and father Jimmy made a series of Ford ads for television did he have trouble walking down Princes Street unnoticed.’
- ‘Anyway, we're already excitedly mulling over ideas for possible commercials and print ads.’
- ‘Bash is also trying to decrease the number of tobacco commercials and ads on television and in the media.’
- ‘Visitor numbers are a key consideration for advertisers considering placing ads on sites.’
- ‘What they taught him was that he shouldn't write ads for his advertising friends but for the people.’
- ‘A quick survey of all the commercials on television and ads in newspapers would make us believe that it does.’
- ‘No matter which medium is chosen for advertising, ads must exist in order to be publicized.’
- ‘She's actually appearing on television insurance ads at the moment.’
- ‘World music can now be heard in television ads, in movies, and is incorporated in electronic music.’
- ‘Funny thing though, they keep delivering to you, thick folders of ads and flyers.’
- ‘Dean also has run television ads in key states more than four months before voters go to the polls.’
- ‘Even the television ads for these magazines celebrate the hopeless stupidity and superficiality of the male.’
- ‘It doesn't mean that I want to see ads from companies who push these drugs.’
- ‘These days we're used to shock advertising, the soft sell and all ads in between.’
- ‘But at least the television ads bring a touch of unpolished rationality to the broadcasts.’
Mid 19th century: abbreviation.
- short for advantage
Anno Domini (used to indicate that a date comes the specified number of years after the traditional date of Christ's birth).
AD is normally written in small capitals and is traditionally placed before the numerals, as in AD 375 (not 375 AD). The reason for this is that AD is an abbreviation of anno domini, which means ‘in the year of our Lord’. However, when the date is spelled out, it is normal to write the third century AD (notAD the third century). Compare with BC
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