Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To join or combine (numbers) through addition.
  • intransitive verb To join or unite so as to increase in size, quantity, quality, or scope.
  • intransitive verb To say or write further.
  • intransitive verb To find a sum in arithmetic.
  • intransitive verb To constitute an addition.
  • intransitive verb To create or make an addition.
  • idiom (add up to) To constitute; amount to.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To join or unite into one sum or aggregate.
  • To unite, join, attach, annex, or subjoin as an augmentation or accretion; bring into corporate union or relation: with to before the subject of addition, and sometimes without an expressed object when this is implied by the subject: as, add another stone, or another stone to the pile; he continually added
  • to his store; to add to one's grief.
  • To put into the possession of; give or grant additionally, as to a person.
  • To be or serve as an addition; be added: with to: as, the consciousness of folly often adds to one's regret.
  • To perform the arithmetical operation of addition.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To give by way of increased possession (to any one); to bestow (on).
  • transitive verb 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
  • transitive verb To append, as a statement; to say further.
  • intransitive verb To make an addition. To add to, to augment; to increase.
  • intransitive verb To perform the arithmetical operation of addition.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb 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.
  • verb transitive To combine elements of (something) into one quantity.
  • verb transitive To give by way of increased possession (to any one); to bestow (on).
  • verb transitive To append, as a statement; to say further.
  • verb intransitive To make an addition. To add to, to augment; to increase.
  • verb intransitive, mathematics To perform the arithmetical operation of addition.
  • noun video games An additional enemy that joined the fight after the primary target.
  • noun computer science An act or instance of adding.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb bestow a quality on
  • verb make an addition (to); join or combine or unite with others; increase the quality, quantity, size or scope of
  • verb make an addition by combining numbers
  • verb determine the sum of
  • verb constitute an addition
  • noun a condition (mostly in boys) characterized by behavioral and learning disorders
  • verb state or say further

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English adden, from Latin addere : ad-, ad- + dare, to give; see dō- in Indo-European roots.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Latin addere, from ad + dare ("to give, put"). Compare date, do.

Examples

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