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definition of the word add

by the Wiktionnary

Latin addere; ad + dare to give, put. Compare date, do.

Singular
add

Plural
adds

add (plural adds)

  1. (video games) An additional enemy not the primary target in a fight.

Infinitive
to add

Third person singular
adds

Simple past
added

Past participle
added

Present participle
adding

to add (third-person singular simple present adds, present participle adding, simple past and past participle added)

  1. (transitive) To give by way of increased possession (to any one); to bestow (on).
    Quotations
    • The Lord shall add to me another son. - Genesis, 30:24
  2. (transitive) 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.
    Quotations
    • Back to thy punishment, False fugitive, and to thy speed add wings. - John Milton
    • As easily as he can add together the ideas of two days or two years. - w:John Locke
  3. (transitive) To append, as a statement; to say further.
    Quotations
    • He added that he would willingly consent to the entire abolition of the tax. - w:William Macaulay
  4. (intransitive) To make an addition. To add to, to augment; to increase; as, it adds to our anxiety.
    Quotations
    • I will add to your yoke. - 1 Kings 12:14
  5. (intransitive) (mathematics) To perform the arithmetical operation of addition; as, he adds rapidly.


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