add: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (ad), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to unite or join so as to increase the number, quantity, size, or importance: to add two cups of sugar; to add a postscript to her letter; to add insult to injury.
  2. to find the sum of (often fol. by up): Add this column of figures. Add up the grocery bills.
  3. to say or write further.
  4. to include (usually fol. by in): Don't forget to add in the tip.
  1. to perform the arithmetic operation of addition: children learning to add and subtract.
  2. to be or serve as an addition (usually fol. by to): His illness added to the family's troubles.
  3. These figures don't add up right.
    1. to make the desired, expected, or correct total:These figures don't add up right.
    2. to seem reasonable or consistent; be in harmony or accord:Some aspects of the story didn't add up.
  4. to signify; indicate: The evidence adds up to a case of murder.
  1. copy added to a completed story.


Pronunciation: [key]
  1. attention deficit disorder.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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