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(computer science) An act or instance of adding.
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Attention deficit disorder.
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To join or unite (something) to something else so as to increase the quantity, number, size, etc. or change the total effect.

To add a wing to the building, to add seasoning to the sauce.

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To cause an increase; be an addition (to)

This adds to my pleasure.

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(pharmacy) Let there be added; add.
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Attention deficit disorder.
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(intransitive) To make an addition. To add to, to augment; to increase.

It adds to our anxiety.

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To state further.
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To append, as a statement; to say further.
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(intransitive, mathematics) To perform the arithmetical operation of addition.

He adds rapidly.

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Abbreviation of attention deficit disorder.
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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.

To add numbers.

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To combine elements of (something) into one quantity.

To add a column of numbers.

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To give by way of increased possession (to any one); to bestow (on).
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A designation on prerecorded compact discs indicating that the contents were recorded in analog but mixed and mastered in digital; compare AAD, DAD, DDD.
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(law) Abbreviation of addendum.
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The definition of add means to join or bring together for the purpose of increasing in number or importance or to change the effect.

An example of add is to put more hot sauce in the chili to increase its spiceness.

An example of add is to combine two and three to equal five.

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To join or combine (numbers) through addition.

If you add 5 and 10 and 17, the result is 32. If you add 6 to 8, you get 14.

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To join or unite so as to increase in size, quantity, quality, or scope.

Added 12 inches to the deck; flowers that added beauty to the dinner table.

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To say or write further.
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To find a sum in arithmetic.
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To combine (numbers) into a sum; calculate the total of.
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To find a sum by doing arithmetic.
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American Dialect Dictionary.
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Attention deficit (hyperactivity) disorder.
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(video games) An additional enemy that joined the fight after the primary target.

After engaging the boss for one minute, two adds will arrive from the back and must be dealt with.

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add up to
  • To constitute; amount to:
    The revisions added up to a lot of work.
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add up
  • to calculate the total of
  • to equal the expected sum
    These figures don't add up.
  • to seem reasonable
    His excuse just doesn't add up.
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add up to
  • to reach a total of
  • to mean; signify
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of add

  • Middle English adden from Latin addere ad- ad- dare to give dō- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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

    From Wiktionary