verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- 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 adding
Scalise spoke briefly, adding little of substance, saying that the people back home know him best.
For example, since 2011 it has been adding 30 per cent more capacity per year on flights to Puerto Rico.
Adding to the feeling of powerlessness for the woman is that Cosby is a beloved celebrity.
Short trials produce convictions and sentences, but the time is often run concurrently, not adding any time to the sentence.
Economic development, then, is not simply about adding a cornucopia of talent or cool, then shaking and stirring it like a drink.
Dr. Cassolani had described me as an authoress, adding that I intended to publish the experiences of my journey.A Woman's Journey Round the World|Ida Pfeiffer
The above crystals are carefully detached with chisels, redissolved in boiling water, adding for each 100 kilos., 10 kilos.A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines|Andrew Ure
She replied politely that she would do so, adding that she knew how great an honour I did her.The Memoires of Casanova, Complete|Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
It enlarges the sphere of choice by adding to it a strong federalist.
And yet again he writes to him as "Dear Papa," adding "best love to your wife and children, till we all meet again happily."The Love Affairs of Great Musicians, Volume 2|Rupert Hughes
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Word Origin for add
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Word Origin and History for adding
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.