1. [ verb ] make an addition (to); join with others; increase by another or several

"We added two students to that dorm room" "She added a personal note to her letter" "Add insult to injury"

Related terms: take_away increase include compound supplement inject put_on put_on mix modify punctuate add_on string canonize milk work_in gild_the_lily canonise fortify stud adjoin intercalate welt enrich button concatenate butylate addition
2. [ verb ] state or say further
Synonyms: supply append

`It doesn't matter,' he supplied"

Related terms: state slip_in toss_in
3. [ verb ] of a quality, as in
Synonyms: contribute lend bring impart bestow

: "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"

Related terms: change throw_in instill tinsel addition
4. [ verb ] (mathematics) make an addition by combining numbers
Synonyms: add_together

"Add 27 and 49, please!"

Related terms: subtract calculate foot arithmetic total total adder
5. [ verb ] determine the sum of
Synonyms: add_up total summate tot_up add_together sum_up sum tally tote_up tot

"Add all the people in this town to those of the neighboring town"

Related terms: count sum sum count sum summation
6. [ noun ] (medicine) a condition (mostly in boys) characterized by behavioral and learning disorders
Synonyms: adhd attention_deficit_hyperactivity_disorder hyperkinetic_syndrome mbd minimal_brain_damage minimal_brain_dysfunction attention_deficit_disorder
Related terms: disorder syndrome hyperactivity
7. [ verb ] constitute an addition

"This paper will add to her reputation"

Related terms: form
Similar spelling:   Addy