add

verb
\ ˈad How to pronounce add (audio) \
added; adding; adds

Definition of add

 (Entry 1 of 2)

transitive verb

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
2 : to say further : append Do you have anything else to add to the discussion?
3 : to combine (numbers) into an equivalent simple quantity or number
4 : to include as a member of a group Don't forget to add me in.

intransitive verb

1a : to perform addition
b : to come together or unite by addition The facts added together to support his theory.
2a : to serve as an addition The movie will add to his fame.
b : to make an addition added to her savings

Definition of ADD (Entry 2 of 2)

1 American Dialect Dictionary
2 attention deficit disorder

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Other Words from add

Verb

addable or addible \ ˈa-​də-​bəl How to pronounce ADD (audio) \ adjective

Synonyms & Antonyms for add

Synonyms: Verb

Antonyms: Verb

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Examples of add in a Sentence

Verb She's planning to add some new flowers to the garden. The company is adding over 200 jobs this year. This winter, he added skiing to his list of favorite sports. Add one cup of sugar to the mixture. Next, add the remaining butter to the pan. In this dish, fresh herbs add lots of color and flavor. We can help you add excitement to your vacation. The historical details add depth to his story. She adds a certain amount of experience and authority to the project. When you add three and seven, you get ten.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Let the skillet cool for just a couple of minutes, then add the blackberry jam, butter, balsamic vinegar, water and sage. Paul Stephen, ExpressNews.com, "Recipe: Blackberry Sage Pork Chops with Roasted Potatoes and Green Beans," 13 Jan. 2021 The new perimeter will add another layer to the secure areas typically in place for inaugural ceremonies at the Capitol. Sabrina Siddiqui, WSJ, "Biden’s Inauguration Planners Step Up Security After Capitol Riot," 12 Jan. 2021 Clemson transfer Demarkus Bowman will add to the running back group that will get more work as the Tigers won't rely on throwing as much. Erick Smith, USA TODAY, "Alabama, Georgia lead the way in early look at the Top 25 for the 2021 college football season," 12 Jan. 2021 However, this new action could add another barrier for the Biden team. Abby Smith, Washington Examiner, "New Trump EPA policy would rule out emissions controls for all industries but power plants," 12 Jan. 2021 Their findings add a tremendous amount of weight to the discussion surrounding laundry outputs of microplastic fibers to the environment, and the need to address it quickly. Matt Simon, Wired, "The Arctic Ocean Is Teeming With Microfibers From Clothes," 12 Jan. 2021 The new rules add to a challenging time in the NBA, especially when dealing with the mental strain of playing in a COVID-19 world. Tim Reynolds, SFChronicle.com, "NBA tightens coronavirus protocols, ‘bubble’ rules in effect for 2 weeks," 12 Jan. 2021 The league may also add more regulations to players dining out on the road and guests in hotel rooms. Gary Washburn, BostonGlobe.com, "As positive cases and postponements add up, NBA eyes adding restrictions," 11 Jan. 2021 Each week, McCartney would add some pop culture references to the end of the quarterback notes, and require Mayfield to slip one into his postgame press conference after a victory. cleveland, "Case Keenum happy to have a front row seat for The Baker Mayfield Show: ‘There’s no telling what he can do’," 10 Jan. 2021

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First Known Use of add

Verb

14th century, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

History and Etymology for add

Verb

Middle English adden, borrowed from Anglo-French adder, borrowed from Latin addere, from ad- ad- + -dere "to put, place," going back to a reduced ablaut grade of Indo-European *dheh1- — more at do entry 1

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Time Traveler for add

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The first known use of add was in the 14th century

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Last Updated

19 Jan 2021

Cite this Entry

“Add.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/add. Accessed 24 Jan. 2021.

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More Definitions for add

add

verb
How to pronounce ADD (audio)

English Language Learners 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

add

verb
\ ˈad How to pronounce add (audio) \
added; adding

Kids Definition of add

1 : to combine numbers into a single sum
2 : to join or unite to something They plan to add a room to the house.
3 : to cause to have Parsley adds color to the dish.
4 : to say something more The teacher added, “It's not only wrong, it's foolish.”
add up
1 : to be added together to equal the expected amount
2 : to make sense Something about his story doesn't add up.

Medical Definition of add

 (Entry 1 of 2)

adduction; adductor

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