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Meaning of add by Wiktionary Dictionary

add


    Etymology

    Latin addere, from ad + dare ( “to give, put” ). Compare date, do .

    Pronunciation

    • IPA: /æd/
    • Rhymes: -æd

    Verb

    add ( third-person singular simple present adds present participle adding, simple past and past participle added )

    1. ( transitive ) To join or unite, as one thing to another, or as several particulars, so as to increase the number, augment the quantity, or enlarge the magnitude, or so as to form into one aggregate. Hence: To sum up; to put together mentally .
      to add numbers
    2. ( transitive ) To combine elements of ( something ) into one quantity .
      to add a column of numbers
    3. ( transitive ) To give by way of increased possession ( to any one ); to bestow ( on ).
    4. ( transitive ) To append, as a statement; to say further.
    5. ( intransitive ) To make an addition. To add to, to augment; to increase .
      It adds to our anxiety .
      • 1611, King James Version, 1 Kings 12:14:
        I will add to your yoke
    6. ( intransitive, mathematics ) To perform the arithmetical operation of addition .
      He adds rapidly .

    Synonyms

    Antonyms

    Derived terms

    • adder
    • addition
    • additive
    • add-on
    • add up

    Related terms

    • addend

    Noun

    add ( plural: adds )

    1. ( video games ) An additional enemy that joined the fight after the primary target .
      After engaging the boss for one minute, two adds will arrive from the back and must be dealt with .
    2. ( computer science ) An act or instance of adding .

    Anagrams

    • dad, Dad, DAD


Explanation of add by Wordnet Dictionary

add


    Verb
    1. make an addition ( to )

    2. We added two students to that dorm room
      She added a personal note to her letter
      Add insult to injury
      Add some extra plates to the dinner table
    3. make an addition by combining numbers

    4. Add 27 and 49, please!
    5. determine the sum of

    6. Add all the people in this town to those of the neighboring town
    7. state or say further

    8. bestow a quality on

    9. The music added a lot to the play
      This adds a light note to the program
    10. constitute an addition

    11. This paper will add to her reputation
    Noun
    1. a condition ( mostly in boys ) characterized by behavioral and learning disorders



    Definition of add by GCIDE Dictionary

    add


    1. Add v. t. [imp. & p. p. Added; p. pr. & vb. n. Adding.] [L. addere; ad + dare to give, put. Cf. Date, Do.]
      1. To give by way of increased possession ( to any one ); to bestow ( on ).

      The Lord shall add to me another son. Gen. xxx. 24.



      2. To join or unite, as one thing to another, or as several particulars, so as to increase the number, augment the quantity, enlarge the magnitude, or so as to form into one aggregate. Hence: To sum up; to put together mentally; as, “to add numbers; to add up a column.”

      Back to thy punishment,

      False fugitive, and to thy speed add wings. Milton.

      As easily as he can add together the ideas of two days or two years. Locke.

      3. To append, as a statement; to say further.

      He added that he would willingly consent to the entire abolition of the tax. Macaulay.

      Syn. -- To Add, Join, Annex, Unite, Coalesce. We add by bringing things together so as to form a whole. We join by putting one thing to another in close or continuos connection. We annex by attaching some adjunct to a larger body. We unite by bringing things together so that their parts adhere or intermingle. Things coalesce by coming together or mingling so as to form one organization. To add quantities; to join houses; to annex territory; to unite kingdoms; to make parties coalesce.

    2. Add v. i.
      1. To make an addition. To add to, to augment; to increase; as, “it adds to our anxiety”. “I will add to your yoke.” 1 Kings xii. 14.

      2. To perform the arithmetical operation of addition; as, “he adds rapidly”.