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add·er 1

 (ăd′ər)
n.
One that adds, especially a computational device that performs arithmetic addition.

ad·der 2

 (ăd′ər)
n.
1. Any of several venomous snakes, especially a viper of the subfamily Viperinae.
2. Any of several nonvenomous snakes, such as the hognose snake, often believed to be harmful.

[Middle English, from an addre, alteration of a naddre, a snake, from Old English nǣdre, snake.]

adder

(ˈædə)
n
1. (Animals) Also called: viper a common viper, Vipera berus, that is widely distributed in Europe, including Britain, and Asia and is typically dark greyish in colour with a black zigzag pattern along the back
2. (Animals) any of various similar venomous or nonvenomous snakes
[Old English nǣdre snake; in Middle English a naddre was mistaken for an addre; related to Old Norse nathr, Gothic nadrs]

adder

(ˈædə)
n
(Computer Science) a person or thing that adds, esp a single element of an electronic computer, the function of which is to add a single digit of each of two inputs

ad•der1

(ˈæd ər)

n.
1. the common European viper, Vipera berus.
2. any of various snakes resembling the viper.
[before 950; late Middle English; replacing Middle English nadder (a nadder becoming an adder by misdivision), Old English næddre]

add•er2

(ˈæd ər)

n.
a person or thing that adds.
[1570–80]

adder

- A snake, it was first "a nadder," which was misanalyzed to "an adder."
See also related terms for snake.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.adder - a person who adds numbersadder - a person who adds numbers    
calculator, estimator, figurer, reckoner, computer - an expert at calculation (or at operating calculating machines)
2.adder - a machine that adds numbersadder - a machine that adds numbers    
calculating machine, calculator - a small machine that is used for mathematical calculations
3.adder - small terrestrial viper common in northern Eurasiaadder - small terrestrial viper common in northern Eurasia
viper - venomous Old World snakes characterized by hollow venom-conducting fangs in the upper jaw
genus Vipera, Vipera - type genus of the Viperidae
Translations

adder

[ˈædəʳ] Nvíbora f

adder

[ˈædər] n (= snake) → vipère f

adder

nViper f, → Natter f

adder

[ˈædəʳ] nvipera