add: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (ad), [key]
- 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.
- to find the sum of (often fol. by up): Add this column of figures. Add up the grocery bills.
- to say or write further.
- to include (usually fol. by in): Don't forget to add in the tip.
- to perform the arithmetic operation of addition: children learning to add and subtract.
- to be or serve as an addition (usually fol. by to): His illness added to the family's troubles.
- These figures don't add up right.
- to make the desired, expected, or correct total:These figures don't add up right.
- to seem reasonable or consistent; be in harmony or accord:Some aspects of the story didn't add up.
- to signify; indicate: The evidence adds up to a case of murder.
- copy added to a completed story.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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