Add v. t. [imp. & p. p. Added; p. pr. & vb. n. Adding.]
1. To give by way of increased possession (to any one); to bestow (on).
The Lord shall add to me another son. --Gen. xxx. 24.
2. 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; as, to add numbers; to add up a column.
Back to thy punishment,
False fugitive, and to thy speed add wings. --Milton.
As easily as he can add together the ideas of two days or two years. --Locke.
3. To append, as a statement; to say further.
He added that he would willingly consent to the entire abolition of the tax. --Macaulay.
Syn: -- To Add, Join, Annex, Unite, Coalesce.
Usage: We add by bringing things together so as to form a whole. We join by putting one thing to another in close or continuos 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.
Add v. i.
1. To make an addition. To add to, to augment; to increase; as, it adds to our anxiety. “I will add to your yoke.”
2. To perform the arithmetical operation of addition; as, he adds rapidly.
n : a condition (mostly in boys) characterized by behavioral and
learning disorders [syn: attention deficit disorder, attention
deficit hyperactivity disorder, ADHD, hyperkinetic
syndrome, minimal brain dysfunction, minimal brain
v 1: make an addition (to); join or combine or unite with others;
increase the quality, quantity, zise or scope of; "We
added two students to that dorm room"; "She added a
personal note to her letter"; "Add insult to injury";
"Add some extra plates to the dinner table" [ant: take
2: state or say further; "`It doesn't matter,' he supplied"
[syn: append, supply]
3: bestow a quality on; "Her presence lends a certain cachet to
the company"; "The music added a lot to the play"; "She
brings a special atmosphere to our meetings"; "This adds a
light note to the program" [syn: lend, impart, bestow,
4: make an addition by combining numbers; "Add 27 and 49,
please!" [syn: add together] [ant: subtract]
5: determine the sum of; "Add all the people in this town to
those of the neighboring town" [syn: total, tot, tot
up, sum, sum up, summate, tote up, add together,
tally, add up]
6: constitute an addition; "This paper will add to her