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[ad] /æd/
verb (used with object)
to unite or join so as to increase the number, quantity, size, or importance:
to add two cups of sugar; to add a postscript to her letter; to add insult to injury.
to find the sum of (often followed by up):
Add this column of figures. Add up the grocery bills.
to say or write further.
to include (usually followed by in):
Don't forget to add in the tip.
verb (used without object)
to perform the arithmetic operation of addition:
children learning to add and subtract.
to be or serve as an addition (usually followed by to):
His illness added to the family's troubles.
Journalism. copy added to a completed story.
Verb phrases
add up to, to signify; indicate:
The evidence adds up to a case of murder.
add up,
  1. to make the desired, expected, or correct total:
    These figures don't add up right.
  2. to seem reasonable or consistent; be in harmony or accord:
    Some aspects of the story didn't add up.
Origin of add
1325-75; Middle English adden < Latin addere, equivalent to ad- ad- + -dere to put (combining form; see do1)
Related forms
addable, addible, adjective
addedly, adverb
misadd, verb
readd, verb (used with object)
unaddable, adjective
unadded, adjective
unaddible, adjective
Can be confused
ad, add, odd.
addable, edible.
adds, ads, adz.
1. affix, append, attach, adjoin. 2. total, sum. Unabridged
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Examples from the web for added
  • The collection of souvenir spoons in the jewelry stores has recently had two new ones added to its number.
  • Having well polished the whole bow, he added a golden tip.
  • Here was the nucleus upon which, in all probability, all later collections-and there was not much to be added to it-were founded.
  • Not only is it valuable for its own nutriment, but for the large amount of milk added to it.
  • Hopefully, when new sets are released in the summer more will be added.
  • Everybody's favorite cloud-storage app has added photo and video import.
  • Natural turkeys have been minimally processed, with no artificial ingredients or coloring added.
  • Builders stabilized the tower and added flashing to make it waterproof.
  • Try propping some pumpkins vertically for added height and texture.
  • For added support and color, ribbons run through the centers of the wreaths and fasten to the top of the door frame with tacks.
British Dictionary definitions for added


to combine (two or more numbers or quantities) by addition
(transitive) foll by to. to increase (a number or quantity) by another number or quantity using addition
(transitive) often foll by to. to join (something) to something else in order to increase the size, quantity, effect, or scope; unite (with): to add insult to injury
(intransitive) foll by to. to have an extra and increased effect (on): her illness added to his worries
(transitive) to say or write further
(transitive) foll by in. to include
(informal) an instance of adding someone to one's list of contacts on a social networking site, esp MySpace: Thanks for the add!
See also add up
Word Origin
C14: from Latin addere, literally: to put to, from ad- to + -dere to put


attention deficit disorder
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Word Origin and History for added

"additional," c.1600, past participle adjective from add (v.).



late 14c., "to join or unite (something to something else)," from Latin addere "add to, join, attach, place upon," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + -dere comb. form meaning "to put, place," from dare "to give" (see date (n.1)). Meaning "to do sums, do addition" also is from late 14c. Related: Added; adding. To add up "make sense" is from 1942.

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added in Medicine

ADD abbr.
attention deficit disorder

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added in Science
Abbreviation of attention deficit disorder
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Related Abbreviations for added


  1. Administration on Developmental Disabilities
  2. attention deficit disorder
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