Definitions and meaning of add
From Latin addō (“add, give unto”), from ad (“to”) + dō (“give”).
- IPA(key): /æd/
- Rhymes: -æd
- Homophone: ad
add (third-person singular simple present adds, present participle adding, simple past and past participle added)
- (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.
- 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.
- (transitive) To combine elements of (something) into one quantity.
- (transitive) To give by way of increased possession (to someone); to bestow (on).
- 1667, John Milton, Paradise Lost:
- Back to thy punishment, False fugitive, and to thy speed add wings.
- (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 :
- 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."
- (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
- (intransitive, mathematics) To perform the arithmetical operation of addition.
- (intransitive, video games) To summon minions or reinforcements.
- 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
- (join or unite so as to increase the number): annex; See also Thesaurus:add
- (put together mentally): add up, sum; See also Thesaurus:summate
- (give by way of increased possession): bestow, give; See also Thesaurus:give
- (combine elements into one quantity): coalesce, join, unite
- (say further information): mention, note
- (make an addition): augment, increase; See also Thesaurus:augment
- (perform the arithmetical operation of addition):
- (quantity): subtract
- (matter): remove
add (plural adds)
- (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.
- (computer science) An act or instance of adding.
- (video games) An additional enemy that joins a fight after the primary target.
ad + -d
- IPA(key): [ˈɒdː]
- Hyphenation: add
- Rhymes: -ɒdː
- second-person singular subjunctive present definite of ad
- (Internet slang, uninflected) to add in certain internet services
- to friend (to add as a friend in a social network)
- to add (to add as a contact in an instant messenger service)
A rare occurrence in Portuguese, this verb is not inflected and will be in its infinitive form regardless of person or tense.
For quotations using this term, see Citations:add.
add (third-person singular present adds, present participle addin, past addit, past participle addit)
- to add
- Eagle, Andy, ed. (2016) The Online Scots Dictionary, Scots Online.
- to compute the sum of.
(source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)