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add

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verb \ˈad\

Simple Definition of add

  • : 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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of add

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  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>

  3. 2 :  to say further :  append

  4. 3 :  to combine (numbers) into an equivalent simple quantity or number

  5. 4 :  to include as a member of a group <don't forget to add me in>

  6. intransitive verb
  7. 1 a :  to perform addition b :  to come together or unite by addition

  8. 2 a :  to serve as an addition <the movie will add to his fame> b :  to make an addition <added to her savings>

addable or addible play \ˈa-də-bəl\ adjective

Examples of add in a sentence

  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


ADD

abbreviation

Definition of ADD

  1. 1 American Dialect Dictionary

  2. 2 attention deficit disorder





ADD Defined for Kids

add

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verb \ˈad\

Definition of add for Students

addedadding

  1. 1 :  to combine numbers into a single sum

  2. 2 :  to join or unite to something <They plan to add a room to the house.>

  3. 3 :  to cause to have <Parsley adds color to the dish.>

  4. 4 :  to say something more <The teacher added, “It's not only wrong, it's foolish.”>

add up
  1. 1 :  to be added together to equal the expected amount

  2. 2 :  to make sense <Something about his story doesn't add up.>




Medical Dictionary

add

abbreviation

Medical Definition of add

  1. adduction; adductor




ADD

abbreviation

Medical Definition of ADD





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