verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- adcock antenna,
- add fuel to the fire,
- add insult to injury,
- add up,
- add up to,
- 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.
Origin of add
Examples from the Web for add
Then add in all bored people, as well as people whose job it is to report on celebrities.Sia and Shia LaBeouf’s Pedophilia Nontroversy Over ‘Elastic Heart’|Marlow Stern|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Seeing what they were doing, I was inspired to add my vision to their technique.The Photographer Who Gave Up Manhattan for Marrakech|Liza Foreman|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Think of it as Game of Thrones—if you subtract the sex and violence and add drunken revelry and singing.
Her new comments will only add to ongoing speculation that the Yorks plan, one day, to remarry.
The economy has begun to add jobs, but the quality of those jobs is an increasing concern.
When nearly done, add some pieces of butter rolled in flour.Miss Leslie's Lady's New Receipt-Book|Eliza Leslie
Twice we had been in a position to add the third and final victory, and twice the Bellevue quintet had dashed our hopes.Fore!|Charles Emmett Van Loan
Simmer for five minutes, then add two pounds of shelled peas, six small raw French carrots and one dozen raw fresh asparagus tips.The Hotel St. Francis Cook Book|Victor Hirtzler
The remains of man, too, add to the earthy coating that covers the face of the globe.Man and Nature|George P. Marsh
Then add four tomatoes peeled and chopped; one-half tablespoonful salt; a few grains cayenne and one-fourth teaspoonful paprika.Stevenson Memorial Cook Book|Various
Word Origin for add
late 14c., "to join or unite (something to something else)," from Latin addere "add to, join, attach, place upon," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + -dere comb. form meaning "to put, place," from dare "to give" (see date (n.1)). Meaning "to do sums, do addition" also is from late 14c. Related: Added; adding. To add up "make sense" is from 1942.