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Webster 1913 Edition


Add

Add

,
Verb.
T.
[
imp. & p. p.
Added
;
p. pr. & vb. n.
Adding
.]
[L.
addere
;
ad
+
dare
to give, put. Cf.
Date
,
Do
.]
1.
To give by way of increased possession (to any one); to bestow (on).
The Lord shall
add
to me another son.
Gen. xxx. 24.
2.
To join or unite, as one thing to another, or as several particulars, so as to increase the number, augment the quantity, enlarge the magnitude, or so as to form into one aggregate. Hence: To sum up; to put together mentally;
as, to
add
numbers; to
add
up a column.
Back to thy punishment,
False fugitive, and to thy speed
add
wings.
Milton.
As easily as he can
add
together the ideas of two days or two years.
Locke.
3.
To append, as a statement; to say further.
He
added
that he would willingly consent to the entire abolition of the tax.
Macaulay.
Syn.
To Add
,
Join
,
Annex
,
Unite
,
Coalesce
.
We
add
by bringing things together so as to form a whole. We
join
by putting one thing to another in close or continuos connection. We
annex
by attaching some adjunct to a larger body. We
unite
by bringing things together so that their parts adhere or intermingle. Things
coalesce
by coming together or mingling so as to form one organization. To
add
quantities; to join houses; to
annex
territory; to
unite
kingdoms; to make parties
coalesce
.

Add

,
Verb.
I.
1.
To make an addition. To add to, to augment; to increase;
as, it
adds
to our anxiety
.
“I will add to your yoke.”
1 Kings xii. 14.
2.
To perform the arithmetical operation of addition;
as, he
adds
rapidly
.

Webster 1828 Edition


Add

ADD

,
Verb.
T.
[L. addo, from ad and do, to give.]
1.
To set or put together, join or unite, as one thing or sum to another, in an agreegate; as, add three to four, the sum is seven.
2.
To unite in idea or consideration; to subjoin.
To what has been alledged, let this argument be added.
3.
To increase number.
Thou shalt add three cities more of refuge. Deut. 19.
4.
To augment.
Rehoboam said, I will add to your yoke. 1Kings, 12.
Ye shall not add to the word which I command you. Deut. 4.
As here used, the verb is intransitive, but there may be an ellipsis.
To add to, is used in scripture, as equivalent to give, or bestow upon. Gen. 30, Matt. 6. In Gal. 2, the word is understood to signify instruction. 'In conference they added nothing to me.' In narration, he or they added, is elliptical; he added words, or what follows, or he continued his discourse.
In general, when used of things, add implies a principal thing, to which a smaller is to be annexed, as a part of the whole sum, mass, or number.

Definition 2022


add

add

See also: ADD, add., and AD&D

English

Verb

add (third-person singular simple present adds, present participle adding, simple past and past participle added)

  1. (transitive) To join or unite, as one thing to another, or as several particulars, so as to increase the number, augment the quantity, or enlarge the magnitude, or so as to form into one aggregate. Hence: To sum up; to put together mentally.
    • (Can we date this quote?) John Locke
      [] as easily as he can add together the ideas of two days or two years.
    to add numbers
  2. (transitive) To combine elements of (something) into one quantity.
    to add a column of numbers
  3. (transitive) To give by way of increased possession (to any one); to bestow (on).
  4. (transitive) To append, as a statement; to say further.
    • 1855, Thomas Babington Macaulay, The History of England from the Accession of James the Second, volume 3, page 37 :
      He added that he would willingly consent to the entire abolition of the tax
    • 1900, L. Frank Baum, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Chapter 23
      "Bless your dear heart," she said, "I am sure I can tell you of a way to get back to Kansas." Then she added, "But, if I do, you must give me the Golden Cap."
  5. (intransitive) To make an addition. To add to, to augment; to increase.
    • 1611, King James Version, 1 Kings 12:14:
      I will add to your yoke
    • 2013 June 29, A punch in the gut”, in The Economist, volume 407, number 8842, page 72-3:
      Mostly, the microbiome is beneficial. [] Research over the past few years, however, has implicated it in diseases from atherosclerosis to asthma to autism. Dr Yoshimoto and his colleagues would like to add liver cancer to that list.
    It adds to our anxiety.
  6. (intransitive, mathematics) To perform the arithmetical operation of addition.
    He adds rapidly.

Synonyms

Antonyms

Usage notes

  • We add by bringing things together so as to form a whole.
  • We join by putting one thing to another in close or continuous connection.
  • We annex by attaching some adjunct to a larger body.
  • We unite by bringing things together so that their parts adhere or intermingle.
  • Things coalesce by coming together or mingling so as to form one organization.
  • To add quantities; to join houses; to annex territory; to unite kingdoms; to make parties coalesce

Derived terms

Related terms

Translations

Noun

add (plural adds)

  1. (video games) An additional enemy that joined the fight after the primary target.
    After engaging the boss for one minute, two adds will arrive from the back and must be dealt with.
  2. (computer science) An act or instance of adding.

Anagrams


Hungarian

Etymology

ad + -d

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈɒdː]
  • Hyphenation: add

Verb

add

  1. second-person singular subjunctive present definite of ad

Portuguese

Verb

add

  1. (internet slang) to add in certain internet services
    1. to friend (to add as a friend in a social network)
    2. to add (to add as a contact in an instant messenger service)

Quotations

For usage examples of this term, see Citations:add.