Meaning of AD in English
ad S3 W3 /æd/ BrE AmE noun [countable]
informal an advertisement ⇨ classified ad
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▪ advertisement :
an advertisement for shampoo
They placed an advertisement in the newspaper.
▪ ad informal an advertisement:
She’s been in several TV ads.
▪ advert British English an advertisement:
a job advert
He took out a front-page advert for his shop.
▪ commercial an advertisement on television or radio:
He was in some commercials for beer.
▪ trailer an advertisement in the cinema, on television, or online for a film or programme which will be shown soon:
A second trailer for Richard Friedman’s film has just been added to the website.
▪ promotion a series of advertisements for a company’s products:
The company has spent more than $300 million on promotions for the brand.
▪ poster an advertisement on a wall:
They selected a famous artist to do the poster for the upcoming performance.
▪ billboard ( also hoarding British English ) a large sign next to a road, with an advertisement on it:
A huge hoarding shows two contrasting images.
▪ flyer a piece of paper with an advertisement on it, often given to you in the street:
Someone was handing out flyers for a new nightclub.
▪ banner ad an advertisement across the top of a page on the Internet:
Banner ads are becoming more sophisticated.
▪ junk mail unwanted advertisements that you get in the post:
I never read junk mail.
▪ spam unwanted emails advertising things:
I’m trying to delete all the spam.
▪ classified ad ( also want ad American English , small ad British English ) a short advertisement that you put in a newspaper if you want to buy or sell something:
The bike was advertised for sale in the small ads section.
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English. Longman - Словарь современного английского языка. 2012