verb \ˈad\

: to put (something) with another thing or group of things

: to mix or combine (an ingredient) with other ingredients

: to include (something) with something else

Full Definition of ADD

transitive verb
:  to join or unite so as to bring about an increase or improvement <adds 60 acres to his land> <wine adds a creative touch to cooking>
:  to say further :  append
:  to combine (numbers) into an equivalent simple quantity or number
:  to include as a member of a group <don't forget to add me in>
intransitive verb
a :  to perform addition
b :  to come together or unite by addition
a :  to serve as an addition <the movie will add to his fame>
b :  to make an addition <added to her savings>
add·able or add·ible \ˈa-də-bəl\ adjective

Examples of ADD

  1. She's planning to add some new flowers to the garden.
  2. The company is adding over 200 jobs this year.
  3. This winter, he added skiing to his list of favorite sports.
  4. Add one cup of sugar to the mixture.
  5. Next, add the remaining butter to the pan.
  6. In this dish, fresh herbs add lots of color and flavor.
  7. We can help you add excitement to your vacation.
  8. The historical details add depth to his story.
  9. She adds a certain amount of experience and authority to the project.
  10. When you add three and seven, you get ten.

Origin of ADD

Middle English, from Latin addere, from ad- + -dere to put — more at do
First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with ADD



Definition of ADD

American Dialect Dictionary
attention deficit disorder

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abbreviation    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ADD

adduction; adductor


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