Main definitions of ag in English

: ag1Ag2Ag3ag4

ag1

adjective

North American
informal
  • ‘the objective was to set the stage for cooperation among ag organizations’
    short for agricultural
    • ‘Our commodity groups, trade associations, councils and ag organizations have many connections and have had many successes in marketing our commodities worldwide.’
    • ‘The letter was signed by 12 ag organizations before the negotiators took off for the trade meeting.’
    • ‘We sent out a direct mailing and are building a list of Ag organizations.’
    • ‘A working breakfast is served for the sponsoring ag organizations on the State Fairgrounds.’
    • ‘Additional information about the Young Ag Couples Conference is available from ag organizations.’

Main definitions of ag in English

: ag1Ag2Ag3ag4

Ag2

  • The chemical element silver.

noun

North American
informal
  • short for agriculture
    • ‘Do you think more people would go into ag if they were taught ag at school?’
    • ‘He will be studying Ag at a local college.’
    • ‘The Agriculture Career Fair is an annual event attended by students studying ag related majors.’
    • ‘I studied Ag at High School over 20 years ago now, and I loved it.’

Origin

From Latin argentum.

Pronunciation:

ag

/aɡ/

Main definitions of ag in English

: ag1Ag2Ag3ag4

Ag3

Biochemistry
  • Antigen.

Pronunciation:

Ag

/aɡ/

Main definitions of ag in English

: ag1Ag2Ag3ag4

ag4

exclamation

South African
  • Used to express a range of emotions from irritation or grief to pleasure:

    ‘ag man, there's nothing anyone can do’
    • ‘Ag, I don't know, an expert should step in here.’
    • ‘Ag, I don’t know if I’m just being soppy but whatever the case it’s refreshing to see love stories these days that are able to transcend the mainstream depictions of beautiful falsity.’

Origin

Afrikaans, from Dutch ach (see ach).

Pronunciation:

ag

/ax//ʌx/

Main definitions of ag in English

: ag1Ag2Ag3ag4

AG

  • 1Adjutant General.

  • 2Aktiengesellschaft, used in the names of German joint-stock companies.

  • 3Attorney General.

Pronunciation:

AG

/aɡ/