Definition of "add" [add]

  • To combine (a column of figures, for example) to form a sum. (verb-transitive)
  • To join or unite so as to increase in size, quantity, quality, or scope: added 12 inches to the deck; flowers that added beauty to the dinner table. (verb-transitive)
  • To say or write further. (verb-transitive)
  • To find a sum in arithmetic. (verb-intransitive)
  • To constitute an addition: an exploit that will add to her reputation. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "add" in a sentence
  • "After reading her comment, the only thing I would add is that properly-rotated cattle or bison eating grass actually *add* an inch of topsoil to the earth each year."
  • "That sort of responsibility has to come from inside a person, and with no incentive to add to what is already a perfect system i.e, live in maid and sexbot, why would men *add* to the resources of the nuclear family?"
  • "Slide 8: 它们的使用方法都相同: my $add = $memcached - > add ( '键', '值', '期限'); my"