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Idioms about add

    add up,
    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.

Origin of add

1325–75; Middle English adden<Latin addere, equivalent to ad-ad- + -dere to put (combining form; see do1)

OTHER WORDS FROM add

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH add

1. ad, add , odd2. addable , edible3. adds , ads, adz

Other definitions for add (2 of 2)

ADD
[ ey-dee-dee ]
/ ˈeɪˈdiˈdi /

abbreviation, noun
attention deficit disorder: the inattentive subtype of ADHD, usually marked by distractibility and difficulties with executive function.

Origin of ADD

First recorded in 1975–80
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How to use add in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for add (1 of 2)

add
/ (æd) /

verb
noun
informal an instance of adding someone to one's list of contacts on a social networking site, esp MySpaceThanks for the add!
See also add up

Word Origin for add

C14: from Latin addere, literally: to put to, from ad- to + -dere to put

British Dictionary definitions for add (2 of 2)

ADD

abbreviation for
attention deficit disorder
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Scientific definitions for add

ADD

Abbreviation of attention deficit disorder
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