Idioms for 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

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British Dictionary definitions for adding (1 of 3)

adding
/ (ˈædɪŋ) /

noun

an act or instance of addition

adjective

of, for, or relating to addition
(in systemic grammar) denoting a bound clause that qualifies the meaning of an antecedent noun rather than of the sentence as a wholeCompare contingency (def. 4)

British Dictionary definitions for adding (2 of 3)

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 adding (3 of 3)

ADD

abbreviation for

attention deficit disorder
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Medical definitions for adding

ADD

abbr.

attention deficit disorder
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Scientific definitions for adding

ADD

Abbreviation of attention deficit disorder
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