Definition of add
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.
1a : to perform additionb : 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
addibleplay \ˈa-də-bəl\ adjective
Examples of add in a Sentence
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.
Recent Examples of add from the Web
The Stoxx Europe 600 Index added 0.4 percent at the close.
Nneka Ogwumike scored 22 points and Candace Parker added 20 to help the Los Angeles Sparks beat the Liberty, 90-75, at Madison Square Garden.
Auburn softball ace Kaylee Carlson added to her season full of accolades on Wednesday as the junior was named an All-American.
Dickerson leads the majors with 74 hits and added a single in the seventh for his major league-leading 24th multihit game.
Cultured, European-style and Irish butter is created by adding live cultures to the cream before it is churned, giving the butter a slightly tangy flavor.
Financial services firm USAA is adding itself to the list of companies that have pulled advertising from Sean Hannity's Fox News Channel show.
After adding cuddly little aliens to his film for kids to buy in toy stores, Lucas brought the same approach to his Star Wars prequels.
To add fire, simply wrap the spear with some steel wool.
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Origin and Etymology of add
Middle English, from Latin addere, from ad- + -dere to put — more at do
First Known Use: 14th century
Definition of ADD
1 American Dialect Dictionary
2 attention deficit disorder
ADD Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of add for English Language Learners
: 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 Defined for Kids
Definition of add for Students
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.”
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
Medical Definition of ADD
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