add·​ed ˈa-dəd How to pronounce added (audio)
: existing or occurring as an increase or addition : additional, further
an issue that has gained added importance in recent months
an added attraction/advantage
providing added value

Examples of added in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For added context, all of this is happening with the Sharks about to finish last in the NHL standings. Curtis Pashelka, The Mercury News, 7 Apr. 2024 Not only do the pants have a roomy, wide-leg fit, but the waistband is also elastic for added comfort. Lauren Taylor, Southern Living, 6 Apr. 2024 This year’s SheBelieves Cup takes on added significance, as the teams prepare for the Paris Summer Olympics which begin in July. Tim Chan, The Hollywood Reporter, 5 Apr. 2024 The back of the sports bra also has mesh paneling for added breathability. Jessie Quinn, Peoplemag, 28 Feb. 2024 The insole also has a grooved design for added breathability. Lauren Fischer, Travel + Leisure, 27 Mar. 2024 Next, curl hair in alternating directions and spray your waves with the heat protectant again, before raking your fingers through for added hold. Catherine Santino, Peoplemag, 20 Mar. 2024 It can be equipped with a titanium mesh bracelet ($9,200) or a Nato strap ($8,100), but Magnussen opted for the mesh for added strength. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 16 Mar. 2024 The added moisture in the air, courtesy of the respective rivers in both cases, allows more condensate to waft into the funnel’s column of low pressure, illustrating the near-surface inflow feeding the tornado. Scott Dance, Washington Post, 15 Mar. 2024

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Word History


from past participle of add

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of added was in the 15th century

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“Added.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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