See also: ADD, add., and AD&D

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin addō (add, give unto), from ad (to) + (give).

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

  1. (transitive) To join or unite (e.g. 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.
  2. To sum up; to put together mentally; to add up.
    to add numbers
  3. (transitive) To combine elements of (something) into one quantity.
    to add a column of numbers
  4. (transitive) To give by way of increased possession (to someone); to bestow (on).
  5. (transitive) To append (e.g. a statement); to say further information; to add on.
  6. (intransitive) To make an addition; to augment; to increase; to add on.
    It adds to our anxiety.
  7. (intransitive, mathematics) To perform the arithmetical operation of addition.
    He adds rapidly.
  8. (intransitive, video games) To summon minions or reinforcements.
    Typically, a hostile mob will add whenever it's within the aggro radius of a player.

Usage notesEdit

  • We add by bringing things together so as to form a whole.
  • We join by putting one thing to another in close or continuous connection.
  • We annex by attaching some adjunct to a larger body.
  • We unite by bringing things together so that their parts adhere or intermingle.
  • Things coalesce by coming together or mingling so as to form one organization.
  • To add quantities; to join houses; to annex territory; to unite kingdoms; to make parties coalesce

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NounEdit

add (plural adds)

  1. (radio) The addition of a song to a station's playlist.
    • 2006, David Baskerville, Music Business Handbook and Career Guide (page 370)
      In a typical week, 10 to 15 songs may be up for consideration as “adds” of new songs for the station's playlist.
    • 2013, Russ Hepworth-Sawyer, From Demo to Delivery
      Effectiveness of their work is measured by the number of “adds” they receive on the airplay charts of major trades.
  2. (computer science) An act or instance of adding.
  3. (video games) An additional enemy that joins a fight after the primary target.
    When the player has fought the boss for one minute, two adds will arrive from the back and must be dealt with.

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HungarianEdit

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EtymologyEdit

ad +‎ -d

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add

  1. second-person singular subjunctive present definite of ad

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add

  1. (Internet slang, uninflected) to add in certain internet services
    1. to friend (to add as a friend in a social network)
    2. to add (to add as a contact in an instant messenger service)

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A rare occurrence in Portuguese, this verb is not inflected and will be in its infinitive form regardless of person or tense.

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For quotations using this term, see Citations:add.


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add (third-person singular simple present adds, present participle addin, simple past addit, past participle addit)

  1. to add

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