add·​ed | \ ˈa-dəd How to pronounce added (audio) \

Definition of added

: 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 The retroshade can help suss out situations and relationships without the extra added heaviness, confusion, and ambiguity of the retrograde. Lisa Stardust, Glamour, 3 June 2022 An added downside of this storm was a severe hit to merchants’ brand loyalty. Omer Riaz, Forbes, 26 May 2022 An added layer to this hesitance may be the fact that naming boys Junior is sometimes associated with a tradition of masculinity and even narcissism. Maggie Mertens, The Atlantic, 29 Apr. 2022 An added bonus this time around is the Wisconsin Center, which is undergoing a massive construction project that will nearly double its size and be completed before the convention begins. Bill Glauber, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 15 Apr. 2022 An added bonus: reflective seams, to keep you safe on dusk runs. Lauren Joseph, SELF, 4 Apr. 2022 With the added economic dislocation caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the shops have become both places to shop and part of the social and economic mix of El Valle, as locals call the region. New York Times, 10 Apr. 2022 The added support of shapewear doesn't hurt either. Brittany Talarico,, 4 Apr. 2022 The same writers, with a few more added, are prophesying the same calamity as the result of the war between England and the Boers., 3 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of added

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for added

from past participle of add

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26 Jun 2022

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“Added.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Jul. 2022.

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