Verb add Definition and Examples



Definition as verb:


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

  1. (transitive) To join or unite, (e.g. 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.
  2. To sum up; to put together mentally.
  3. (transitive) To combine elements of (something) into one quantity.
  4. (transitive) To give by way of increased possession (to any one); to bestow (on).
  5. (transitive) To append (e,g, a statement); to say further information.
  6. (intransitive) To make an addition. To add to, to augment; to increase.
  7. (intransitive, mathematics) To perform the arithmetical operation of addition.

More definition: unite or join so as to increase the number, quantity, size, or importance, to add two cups of sugar; to add a postscript to her letter; to add insult to injury. find the sum of (often followed by up), Add this column of figures. Add up the grocery bills. say or write further. include (usually followed by in), Don't forget to add in the tip. perform the arithmetic operation of addition, children learning to add and subtract. be or serve as an addition (usually followed by to), His illness added to the family's troubles.

7.Journalism. copy added to a completed story.

8.add up to, to signify; indicate, The evidence adds up to a case of murder.

9.add up, to make the desired, expected, or correct total, These figures don't add up seem reasonable or consistent; be in harmony or accord, Some aspects of the story didn't add up.

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1. to combine (two or more numbers or quantities) by addition

2. (transitive) foll by to. to increase (a number or quantity) by another number or quantity using addition

3. (transitive) often foll by to. to join (something) to something else in order to increase the size, quantity, effect, or scope; unite (with), to add insult to injury

4. (intransitive) foll by to. to have an extra and increased effect (on), her illness added to his worries

5. (transitive) to say or write further

6. (transitive) foll by in. to include noun

7. (informal) an instance of adding someone to one's list of contacts on a social networking site, esp MySpace, Thanks for the add! See also add up Word OriginC14, from Latin addere, literally, to put to, from ad- to + -dere to put ADD abbreviation
1. attention deficit disorder Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollinsPublishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Cite This Source
late 14c., "to join or unite (something to something else)," from Latin addere "add to, join, attach, place upon," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + -dere comb. form meaning "to put, place," from dare "to give" (see date (n.1)). Meaning "to do sums, do addition" also is from late 14c. Related, Added; adding. To add up "make sense" is from 194


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2. attention deficit disorder The American Heritage® Abbreviations Dictionary, Third EditionCopyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved. Cite This Source


I saw your add in the paper.

I've picked up a couple of the metal symbols to add to my often-useful collection.

He'd managed to add more wood to the fire and tear the stitches in his chest while doing so.

Add a blood bond to it?

Once we have a sheriff's salary coming in, maybe we can add a little to their budget—until they get settled.

That would certainly add to the feeling that he was a stranger.

What would Darkyn want with past-Deidre's soul, unless he intended to add it to the Army of Souls?

Yet another embarrassing event to add to her day's tally!

It doesn't add up.

He could feel her unease and didn't want to add to it.

Do you need some more quaint hill talk to add to your collection?

Randy just nodded and Dean felt helpless to add something more appropriate.

I add a bladder of my blood to the Springs in the center of the city each season.

Although Kaufmann was unable to induce his government to support all his ambitious schemes of further conquest, he sent Skobeleff in 1880 and 1881 against the Akhal Tekkes, and was arranging to add Mer y to his annexations when he died suddenly at Tashkend on the 15th of May 1882.

The burger flippers don't add $1,000 of value.

P.S.--I didn't finish my letter in time to get it posted last night; so I shall add a line.

The moon will not sour milk nor taint meat of mine, nor will the sun injure my furniture or fade my carpet; and if he is sometimes too warm a friend, I find it still better economy to retreat behind some curtain which nature has provided, than to add a single item to the details of housekeeping.

As if that money could add a hair's breadth to happiness or peace of mind.

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