- one who adds
- an adding machine
- a computer circuit that performs addition
- a small, poisonous snake of Europe; common viper (Vipera berus)
- any of various other snakes, as the poisonous puff adder of Africa or the harmless milk snake of North America
Origin of adderMiddle English from nadder (by faulty separation of a nadder) from Old English nædre from Indo-European base an unverified form n?tr, an unverified form n?tr from source Classical Latin natrix, watersnake
- Any of several venomous snakes, especially a viper of the subfamily Viperinae.
- Any of several nonvenomous snakes, such as the hognose snake, often believed to be harmful.
Origin of adderMiddle English from an addre alteration of a naddre a snake from Old English nǣdre snake
- A name loosely applied to various snakes more or less resembling the viper; a viper.
- (chiefly UK) A small venomous serpent of the genus Vipera. The common European adder is the Vipera berus. The puff adders of Africa are species of the genus Oecobius.
- (US, Canada) Any of several small nonvenomous snakes resembling the adder, such as the milk snake.
- The sea-stickleback or adder-fish.
From Middle English addere, misdivision of naddere, from Old English nǣdre, nǣddre (“snake, serpent, viper, adder”), from Proto-Germanic *nēdrǭ, *nadrǭ (“snake, viper”) (compare West Frisian njirre, Dutch adder, German Natter, Otter), from pre-Germanic *néh₁treh₂, variant of Proto-Indo-European *nh₁trih₂ (compare Welsh neidr, Latin natrīx ‘watersnake’), from *sneh₁- (“to spin, twist”) (compare Dutch naaien). More at needle.
adder - Computer Definition
An elementary electronic circuit that adds the bits of two numbers together.
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- Five rather common species are certainly deadly - the death adder, the brown, the black, the superb and the tiger snakes.
- Snakes are common, an adder, a variegated rock snake and a Hadramut with forty followers about the 13th century.
- His hands were then bound, and he was cast into a den of venomous serpents; but he played so sweetly on the harp with his toes that he charmed the reptiles, except one adder, by which he was stung to death.
- This name is twice translated "adder," but as nothing is told of it beyond its poisonous character and the intractability of its disposition, it is impossible accurately to determine the species.