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v. add·ed, add·ing, adds
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.
1. To find a sum in arithmetic.
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.
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.


attention deficit disorder


an act or instance of addition
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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answered Phebe fervently, adding, as they entered the Bower, "You are the dearest spider that ever was, and I'm the happiest fly.
So Rose told about her school in her pretty, earnest way, dwelling on Phebe's hunger for knowledge, and the delight it was to help her, adding, with a wise nod
No, her best friend turned up when you came home, uncle," answered Rose with an approving pat, adding gratefully, "I can't half thank you for being so good to my girl, but she will, because I know she is going to make a woman to be proud of, she's so strong and true, and loving.
Long-Beard laughed, too, the five-inch bodkin of bone, thrust midway through the cartilage of his nose, leaping and dancing and adding to his ferocious appearance.
He said it was true that we grew strong by adding our strength together.
The crown of France shall never degrade the lance to the distaff'," said Montcalm, dryly, and with a little hauteur; but instantly adding, with his former frank and easy air: "as all the nobler qualities are hereditary, I can easily credit you; though, as I said before, courage has its limits, and humanity must not be forgotten.
Senor Beecher," said the Indian, adding, in Spanish, that he lived in the vicinity and had only lately been engaged by the young professor who hoped to discover the idol of gold before Tom's scientific friend could do so.
The Warden, whilst looking them over, glanced once or twice at the Sub-Warden, who had seated himself before one of the open ledgers, and was quite absorbed in adding it up; but he merely repeated "It's all right.
Next add the heated stock, a cupful at a time, stirring constantly - wait until the stock is absorbed before adding more.
Also, by adding stronger-flavored ingredients -- such as bacon, cilantro, chipotle chiles, lime juice, sherry, curry paste, spice mixes and the like -- you can boost flavor, making quick soups that taste like they've been simmering all day.
Adding deconstruction to a reuse facility operation can add net revenue potential evidenced by higher average revenues for the combined firms.
What the leadership fails to see is that by adding the wound service line, their hospital has lost its "innovation fulcrum.