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Overview

This page has 16 definitions of add with English translations in 4 languages. Add is a verb and noun. Examples of how to use add in a sentence are shown. Also define these 0 related words and terms: .

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

English add definition

Etymology

From Latin addō (add, give unto), from ad (to) + (give).

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Verb

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

  1. (transitive) To join or unite (e.g. 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.
  2. To sum up; to put together mentally; to add up.
    • 1689, John Locke, An Essay Concerning Human Understanding
      [] as easily as he can add together the ideas of two days or two years.
    to add numbers
  3. (transitive) To combine elements of (something) into one quantity.
    to add a column of numbers
  4. (transitive) To give by way of increased possession (to someone); to bestow (on).
  5. (transitive) To append (e.g. a statement); to say further information; to add on.
    • 1855, Thomas Babington Macaulay, The History of England from the Accession of James the Second, volume 3, page 37 [1]:
      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."
  6. (intransitive) To make an addition; to augment; to increase; to add on.
    • 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.
  7. (intransitive, mathematics) To perform the arithmetical operation of addition.
    He adds rapidly.
  8. (intransitive, video games) To summon minions or reinforcements.
    Typically, a hostile mob will add whenever it's within the aggro radius of a player.

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

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Noun

add (plural adds)

  1. (radio) The addition of a song to a station's playlist.
    • 2006, David Baskerville, Music Business Handbook and Career Guide (page 370)
      In a typical week, 10 to 15 songs may be up for consideration as “adds” of new songs for the station's playlist.
    • 2013, Russ Hepworth-Sawyer, From Demo to Delivery
      Effectiveness of their work is measured by the number of “adds” they receive on the airplay charts of major trades.
  2. (computer science) An act or instance of adding.
  3. (video games) An additional enemy that joins a fight after the primary target.
    When the player has fought the boss for one minute, two adds will arrive from the back and must be dealt with.

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Hungarian add definition

Alternative forms

Etymology

ad +‎ -d

Pronunciation

Verb

add

  1. second-person singular subjunctive present definite of ad

Portuguese add definition

Verb

add

  1. (Internet slang, uninflected) 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)

Usage notes

A rare occurrence in Portuguese, this verb is not inflected and will be in its infinitive form regardless of person or tense.

Quotations

For quotations using this term, see Citations:add.


Scots add definition

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Verb

add (third-person singular present adds, present participle addin, past addit, past participle addit)

  1. to add

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