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Add appears in the following tongue twister:

  • V: VoilĂ ! In view, a humble vaudevillian veteran, cast vicariously as both victim and villain by the vicissitudes of Fate. This visage, no mere veneer of vanity, is a vestige of the vox populi, now vacant, vanished. However, this valorous visitation of a by-gone vexation, stands vivified and has vowed to vanquish these venal and virulent vermin van-guarding vice and vouchsafing the violently vicious and voracious violation of volition.
    [carves V into poster on wall]
    V: The only verdict is vengeance; a vendetta, held as a votive, not in vain, for the value and veracity of such shall one day vindicate the vigilant and the virtuous.
    V: Verily, this vichyssoise of verbiage veers most verbose, so let me simply add that it's my very good honor to meet you and you may call me V.
    (from the screenplay of the movie "V for Vendetta", at the beginning, when V meets Evie for the first time)

Add appears in many palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • add 'A'
  • Palaces add a sec a lap.
  • Stacy, moths add dash to my cats.
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Add is sometimes a misspelling of had.

The word add is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun add

What does add mean as a name of something?


  1. a condition (mostly in boys) characterized by behavioral and learning disorders

Alternative definition of the noun add


  1. [video games] An additional enemy that joined the fight after the primary target.
  2. [computer science] An act or instance of adding.[rfc-auto]

Definition of the verb add

What does add mean as a doing word?

ADD is one of the top 100 most common verbs in the English language.View more statistics!

verb - inflections: added | adding | adds

  1. make an addition (to); join or combine or unite with others; increase the quality, quantity, size or scope of
    • examples: We added two students to that dorm room | She added a personal note to her letter | Add insult to injury | Add some extra plates to the dinner table
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formulaVerbs with the same syntax
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient, plural]Herman connected the computers | The merger associated the two companiesVerbs of Combining : tie
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient, plural] togetherHerman connected the computers together | Herman gathered the students together
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient 1] with / into / to [Patient 2]Herman added a computer to the network
      [Patient - concrete object, plural] [Verb] [Adverb]Eggs mix well | The pieces interconnect easily | These computers connected well
      [Patient - concrete object, plural] [Verb] [Adverb] togetherThese computers connected well together
      [Patient 1 - concrete object] [Verb] [Adverb] with / into / to [Patient 2]Eggs mix well with cream | This computer will connect well to the network
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme, plural]I summed the numbersMultiply Verbs: count, sum, tally
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • antonym: take away
    • more generic word: increase = become bigger or greater in amount
    • more specific terms:
  2. state or say further
    • example: They add that there was a traffic accident
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient, plural]Herman connected the computers | The merger associated the two companies
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient, plural] togetherHerman connected the computers together | Herman gathered the students together
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient 1] with / into / to [Patient 2]Herman added a computer to the network
      [Patient - concrete object, plural] [Verb] [Adverb]Eggs mix well | The pieces interconnect easily | These computers connected well
      [Patient - concrete object, plural] [Verb] [Adverb] togetherThese computers connected well together
      [Patient 1 - concrete object] [Verb] [Adverb] with / into / to [Patient 2]Eggs mix well with cream | This computer will connect well to the network

      Verbs of Combining (with the same syntax): tie.

    • lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
    • synonyms of add: append / supply
    • more generic words: say / state / tell = express in words
    • more specific terms:
  3. bestow a quality on
  4. make an addition by combining numbers
    • example: Add 27 and 49, please!
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme, plural]I summed the numbers

      Multiply Verbs (with the same syntax): count, sum, tally.

    • domain: arithmetic
    • lexical domain: Cognition - verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting
    • synonym of add: add together
    • antonym of add: subtract
    • more generic terms: calculate / cipher / compute / cypher / figure / reckon / work out = make a mathematical calculation or computation
    • more specific terms: foot up / foot = add a column of numbers
  5. determine the sum of
  6. constitute an addition
    • example: This paper will add to her reputation
    • lexical domain: Stative - verbs of being, having, spatial relations
    • more generic words: constitute / form / make = to compose or represent

Alternative definition of the verb add


  1. [transitive] To join or unite, as one thing to another, or as several particulars, so as to increase the number, augment the quantity, or enlarge the magnitude, or so as to form into one aggregate. Hence: To sum up; to put together mentally.
  2. [transitive] To combine elements of (something) into one quantity.
  3. [transitive] To give by way of increased possession (to any one); to bestow (on).
  4. [transitive] To append, as a statement; to say further.
  5. [intransitive] To make an addition. To add to, to augment; to increase.
  6. [intransitive, mathematics] To perform the arithmetical operation of addition.


Add a.k.a. Addis Ababa Bole International Airport serves the city of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. It is located in the Bole area, 6 km southeast of the city centre and 65 km north of Debre Zeyit. The airport was formerly known as Haile Selassie I International Airport. It is the main hub of Ethiopian Airlines, the national airline that serves destinations in Ethiopia and throughout the African continent, as well as nonstop service to Asia, Europe, North America and South America. The airport is also the base of the Ethiopian Aviation Academy. As of 31 July 2013, more than 150 flights per day were departing from and arriving at the airport.

  • also known as Bole Airport
  • part of Ethiopia


Who is Add?

Add a.k.a. Kowit Watthanakul: Kowit Wattanakul is an actor.


Add a.k.a. Another Damn Disappointment is a musical group.

  • also known as A.D.D., ADD .
  • albums: "Hooligan", "Quarter Life Crisis"


Add is a fictional character from the 2008 Thai film Busaba Bold And Beautiful.


  1. ADD: In the x86 assembly language, the ADD instruction performs an integer addition on two operands. Flags SF, ZF, PF, CF, OF and AF are modified and the result stored back to the left operand. It can add memory, registers, immediate values and register indirect values. The destination operand can be in memory, in which case a read-modify-write operation is executed in a single instruction and prefix LOCK may be used to force atomic execution. There are 10 different opcodes for the ADD instruction depending on the type and size of the operands. It can add 8-bit, 16-bit, 32-bit or 64-bit values.
  2. add is a gene.
  3. Add a.k.a. SCO4644 is a gene.
  4. Add a.k.a. SCO7268 is a gene.
  5. add is a genomic locus.
  6. Add a.k.a. Dzodinka Language: Dzodinka is a Grassfields language of Cameroon.
    • also known as Dzodzinka, Adere, Arderi, Adiri, Dzodinka
  7. Add is a file format.

Phrases with Add

Phrases starting with the word Add:

  1. add on
  2. add to
  3. add up
  4. add-in
  5. add-on
  6. Add Up to
  7. Add Value
  8. add together
  9. Add Fuel to Fire
  10. Add Fuel to the Fire
  11. Add Insult to Injury
  12. Add One's Twopenn'orth

Phrases ending with the word Add:

  1. to add
  2. Value-Add

Other phrase containing the word Add:

  1. To Add Insult to Injury

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Add

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Google previewADHD in Adolescents (1998)

Diagnosis and Treatment by Arthur L. Robin

Perhaps ADD is a result of our 15-second sound-bite culture, which caters to short attention spans. Perhaps ADD is the response of children to boring classrooms, or a reflection of normal gender differences whereas boys are more active than ...

Google previewAdobe Dreamweaver CS5 Bible (2010)

by Joseph Lowery

Blur blur (Add=add, Direction=direction, Strength=strength) add is any integer other than 0. direction is any value from 0 to 315 in increments of 45. strength is any positive integer representing the number of pixels affected. Emulates motion ...

Google previewAttention Deficit Disorder Misdiagnosis (1997)

Approaching ADD from a Brain-Behavior/Neuropsychological Perspective for Assessment and Treatment by Barbara C. Fisher

ADD Is a Lifelong Disorder Recently, it has come to the attention of the general population that a disorder formerly thought of as only affecting children is now affecting adults. Athletes who had been helped by Ritalin were among the first to ...

Google previewWhat, Me Cook? (2009)

Rescuing the Family Dinner by Ginnie Shugert

All you need to add is a vegetable, maybe frozen carrots or lima beans, or maybe a bunch of broccoli washed and cut into medium pieces put in a little water in a pan with a tight lid and steamed for about eight to ten minutes. Frozen spinach is ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Heraldica, Or Complete Dictionary of Heraldry (1828)

by William Berry

add, these Arms were borne by Robert Abbot, Gentleman, of London, by Patent from Sir Edward Byshe, Garter, 9th August, 1654. ABDENE, erm. on a cross az. five bezants. ABDY, [Essex,] or, a chev. cottised, sa, betw. three trefoils, slipped, ...

Google previewFirst Name Reverse Dictionary (1993)

Given Names Listed by Meaning, 2d ed. by Yvonne Navarro

second-born Jishnu m triumphant Jitamitra m foes Jivan m give; light Jiven m give; light Jivin m give; light Jivvel m lives Jiya f sweetheart Jo Ella f Lord/lord; willing Jo m add; God/god; increase Joab m Lord/lord; praise Joachim m God/ god; ...

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Usage statistics about add

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Usage statistics for the verb ADD:

spoken English34.91%written English65.09% conversational speech23.4%task-oriented speech76.6% imaginative writing44.95%informational writing55.05%

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb ADD:


Comparison of usage frequency between the verb ADD and its most common antonym:


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Quotes about Add

The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much, it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little. (Franklin Delano Roosevelt)
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Scrabble value of A1D2D2

The value of this 3-letter word is 5 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

Anagrams of ADD

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  • DDA

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