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add

 (ăd)
v. add·ed, add·ing, adds
v.tr.
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. To say or write further.
v.intr.
1. To find a sum in arithmetic.
2.
a. To constitute an addition: an exploit that will add to her reputation.
b. To create or make an addition: gradually added to my meager savings.
Phrasal Verb:
add up
1. To be reasonable, plausible, or consistent; make sense: The witness's testimony simply did not add up.
2. To amount to an expected total: a bill that didn't add up.
3. To formulate an opinion of: added up the other competitors in one glance.
Idiom:
add up to
To constitute; amount to: The revisions added up to a lot of work.

[Middle English adden, from Latin addere : ad-, ad- + dare, to give; see dō- in Indo-European roots.]

add′a·ble, add′i·ble adj.

ADD

abbr.
attention deficit disorder

adding

(ˈædɪŋ)
n
an act or instance of addition
adj
1. of, for, or relating to addition
2. (Grammar) (in systemic grammar) denoting a bound clause that qualifies the meaning of an antecedent noun rather than of the sentence as a whole. Compare contingency4
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Yes, yes, spandy nice, and Meg has cologne on hers," cried Jo, adding with a laugh as they went on, "I do believe Marmee would ask that if we were all running away from an earthquake.
yelled Tom, unconsciously adding to the din that seemed to pervade every part of the camp.
I told her, adding that he thought we should have a dry spring and that the corn would not be held back by too much rain, as it had been last year.
Pontellier, with a start, adding at once: "How stupid
His example was followed by others, who, as they drew the branches from the cave of the scout, threw them into one pile, adding, unconsciously, to the security of those they sought.
Thorndike considered whimsically that to send a man to jail with the memory of such a morning clinging to him was adding a year to his sentence.
Several English gentlemen there, being sensible of my adverse fortune, and touched with human sympathy, generously offered a friendly supply for my wants, which I refused, with many thanks for their kindness; adding, that I never expected it would be in my power to recompense such unmerited generosity.
Carr, who had dined with his friends under the excuse of not adding to the awkwardness of the first day's housekeeping returned late at night with a mass of papers and drawings, into which he afterwards withdrew, but not until he had delivered himself of a mysterious package entrusted to him by the young men for his daughters.
But Hepzibah now felt as if the Judge, and Clifford, and herself,--they three together, --were on the point of adding another incident to the annals of the house, with a bolder relief of wrong and sorrow, which would cause it to stand out from all the rest.
This unhappy person had effected such a transformation by devoting himself for seven years to the constant analysis of a heart full of torture, and deriving his enjoyment thence, and adding fuel to those fiery tortures which he analysed and gloated over.
I slept little that night--I was too much excited; and this astonished me, too, I recollect, remained with me, adding to my sense of the liberality with which I was treated.
And what that is, we may soon gain some idea of, by imagining all the grave-yards, cemeteries, and family vaults of creation yielding up the live bodies of all the men, women, and children who were alive seventy-five years ago; and adding this countless host to the present human population of the globe.