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add - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'add' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Add [ v. i.]
- To make an addition. To add to, to augment; to increase; as, it adds to our anxiety.
- To perform the arithmetical operation of addition; as, he adds rapidly.
2 . Add [ v. t.]
- To give by way of increased possession (to any one); to bestow (on).
- 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.
- To append, as a statement; to say further.

Meaning of 'add' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . add [ v]
Meaning (1):
- make an addition by combining numbers
Example in sentence:
  • Add 27 and 49, please!
Meaning (2):
- determine the sum of
Example in sentence:
  • Add all the people in this town to those of the neighboring town
Meaning (3):
- make an addition (to); join or combine or unite with others; increase the quality, quantity, size or scope of
Example in sentence:
  • Add insult to injury;
  • Add some extra plates to the dinner table;
  • She added a personal note to her letter;
  • We added two students to that dorm room
Meaning (4):
- bestow a quality on
Example in sentence:
  • Her presence lends a certain cachet to the company;
  • She brings a special atmosphere to our meetings;
  • The music added a lot to the play;
  • This adds a light note to the program
Meaning (5):
- constitute an addition
Example in sentence:
  • This paper will add to her reputation
Meaning (6):
- state or say further
Example in sentence:
  • `It doesn't matter,' he supplied