Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English homepage

AD

     
Related topics: Chronology
AD British English ; A.D. American English
TMC
Anno Domini
used to show that a date is a particular number of years after the birth of Christ [= CE; ↪ BC]:
the first century AD
54 AD

Dictionary pictures of the day
Do you know what each of these is called?
What is the word for picture 1? What is the word for picture 2? What is the word for picture 3? What is the word for picture 4?
Click on any of the pictures above to find out what it is called.

Explore our topic dictionary