• "'I will add this too, lady,' said the pedlar."
    "'I will add this too, lady,' said the pedlar."
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v add make an addition (to); join or combine or unite with others; increase the quality, quantity, size or scope of "We added two students to that dorm room","She added a personal note to her letter","Add insult to injury","Add some extra plates to the dinner table"
    • v add make an addition by combining numbers "Add 27 and 49, please!"
    • v add determine the sum of "Add all the people in this town to those of the neighboring town"
    • v add state or say further "`It doesn't matter,' he supplied"
    • v add bestow a quality on "Her presence lends a certain cachet to the company","The music added a lot to the play","She brings a special atmosphere to our meetings","This adds a light note to the program"
    • v add constitute an addition "This paper will add to her reputation"
    • n ADD a condition (mostly in boys) characterized by behavioral and learning disorders
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Natural gas does not have any odor. In order to detect a gas leak, some gas companies add a chemical that smells similar like rotten eggs.
    • Add To append, as a statement; to say further. "He added that he would willingly consent to the entire abolition of the tax."
    • Add To give by way of increased possession (to any one); to bestow (on). "The Lord shall add to me another son."
    • Add To join or unite, as one thing to another, or as several particulars, so as to increase the number, augment the quantity, enlarge the magnitude, or so as to form into one aggregate. Hence: To sum up; to put together mentally; as, to add numbers; to add up a column. "Back to thy punishment,
      False fugitive, and to thy speed add wings."
      "As easily as he can add together the ideas of two days or two years."
    • Add To make an addition. To add to, to augment; to increase; as, it adds to our anxiety. "I will add to your yoke."
    • Add To perform the arithmetical operation of addition; as, he adds rapidly.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In Japan, tipping at restaurants is not a norm. However, some restaurants might add a 5 - 10 % service charge to the bill
    • add To join or unite into one sum or aggregate. Specifically, in mathematics, to find the measure of the sum of two or more quantities, or a combination of them into which each enters with its full effect and independently of the others, so that an increase of any one of the added quantities produces an equal increase of the sum: used with together or up: as, to add numbers together; to add or add up a column of figures.
    • add To unite, join, attach, annex, or subjoin as an augmentation or accretion; bring into corporate union or relation: with to before the subject of addition, and sometimes without an expressed object when this is implied by the subject: as, add another stone, or another stone to the pile; he continually added
    • add to his store; to add to one's grief.
    • add To put into the possession of; give or grant additionally, as to a person.
    • add To be or serve as an addition; be added: with to: as, the consciousness of folly often adds to one's regret.
    • add To perform the arithmetical operation of addition.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In 1946 Danon Yogurt were the first to add fruit to commercially produced yogurt in U.S
    • v.t Add ad to put (one thing) to (another): to sum up (with to): to increase
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  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “If your sword's too short, add to its length by taking one step forward.”
  • Rabindranath Tagore
    “Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.”
  • Cato The Elder
    “Old age has deformities enough of its own. It should never add to them the deformity of vice.”
  • J. P. Senn
    J. P. Senn
    “Old age adds to the respect due to virtue, but it takes nothing from the contempt inspired by vice; it whitens only the hair.”
  • James Baldwin
    “Rage cannot be hidden, it can only be dissembled. This dissembling deludes the thoughtless, and strengthens rage and adds, to rage, contempt.”
  • John Donne
    “Let us love nobly, and live, and add again years and years unto years, till we attain to write threescore: this is the second of our reign.”


Add fuel to the fire - If people add fuel to the fire, they make a bad situation worse.
Add insult to injury - When people add insult to injury, they make a bad situation even worse.


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. addere,; ad, + dare, to give, put. Cf. Date Do
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L.—addëread, to, dãre, to put.


In literature:

This principle is of such importance in the theory of spectrum analysis that we add a further example.
"The Story of the Heavens" by Robert Stawell Ball
Add the salt, rub through a wire sieve, replace in the pan, add the French beans cut fine, and simmer until tender.
"New Vegetarian Dishes" by Mrs. Bowdich
Add an explanation of the Deviation Card in Bowditch, page 41.
"Lectures in Navigation" by Ernest Gallaudet Draper
Place the tubes in a bucket or other convenient receptacle, fill with water and add a handful of "Sapon" or other soap powder.
"The Elements of Bacteriological Technique" by John William Henry Eyre
Add enough milk to whiten the water; also one level teaspoonful of salt.
"The Cauliflower" by A. A. Crozier
But to this sin Cain adds one still worse.
"Commentary on Genesis, Vol. II" by Martin Luther
It may also be well to add that Indians should have regard to the limits of the rights of a subject people.
"India, Its Life and Thought" by John P. Jones
If not rich enough, add butter and catsup if you like.
"The American Housewife" by Anonymous
When possible a few flowers add to the appearance of the table.
"Scouting For Girls, Official Handbook of the Girl Scouts" by Girl Scouts
Add a cupful of very rich milk, mix smooth, then add one pint of raw grated sweet potato.
"Dishes & Beverages of the Old South" by Martha McCulloch Williams

In poetry:

Little to Thy glory
Heart or tongue can do;
Small remains the story,
Add we spirit too.
"At The Dawn" by Shlomo ibn Gabirol
The Evangelist Matthew is first.
And which of us from pure joy
can add to his life’s span
one cubit?
"The Plague Colemn" by Jaroslav Seifert
The genius may invent some plan
To ease the laborer's toil,
Or add facility for man
To cultivate the soil.
"Discontent" by Jared Barhite
And did no thought affect his breast,
Or bid his feet delay?
Ah! no! the crime but adds a zest
To spur his guilty way.
"The Lass Of Fair Wone" by Charlotte Dacre
Add dear to me the hour of night,
When Luna climbs the sky:--
But dearer far, to ear and sight,
The maid for whom I die.
"Song II" by Elizabeth Beverley
Why add another woe to life,
Man,-- are there not enough?
Why lay thy weapon to the strife?
Why make the road more rough?
"Cruelty" by Martin Farquhar Tupper

In news:

Add fall color and it makes for a spectacular view.
"Offensively if stuff isn't going right for you there's a lot of parts of the game where you can add to the team and help the team win.".
Add Renee Metivier Baillie to the still-short list of American women who have gone under 2:30 in the marathon.
Inquiring minds want to know why the Congressional Budget Office didn't tell everyone Obamacare's real cost would be more than $1 trillion if add-on spending authorized in the program was included.
Our company evaluated the cost/payback to add solar panels to our auto mall building.
More than just a drink, the fall favorite adds sweet spark to savory dishes and baked goods .
Fresh & Easy Adds 60 New Baked Goods .
Aly Raisman closed a memorable run at the London Olympics with her second gold medal Tuesday, winning the gold medal in floor exercise to add to the balance-beam bronze she won earlier in the day and the gold she shared with the US team.
INTERVIEWS Bamboozle Adds Kreayshawn, Jimmy Eat World, Other Strange Bedfellows.
Bamboozle Adds Kreayshawn, Jimmy Eat World, Other Strange Bedfellows.
Nothing goes together like strawberries and bananas, so add a twist to the classic banana bread recipe and bake it with a fresh strawberry purée.
Strawberries add the perfect sweetness to a soft and delicious banana bread .
In a bowl, whisk the eggs and add the cream and cinnamon.
Fieldrunners 2 Adds In-App Purchases – B.
Their success on the grid-iron has been more than apparent over the last few years, but the fighting saints of Carroll College can add yet another award for overall-athletic excellence.

In science:

We should add that similarly motivated but technically different (not involving eigenfunctions and employing external noise) efforts to determine resonances can be found in Refs. [8–10].
Frobenius-Perron Resonances for Maps with a Mixed Phase Space
The integrals from (3.20) will add up to kpTπ .
Random unitaries in non-commutative tori, and an asymptotic model for q-circular systems
Since D is locallyfinite on A, so is adD on W .
Derivation-Simple Algebras and the Structures of Generalized Lie Algebras of Witt Type
Then the elements of adD are not all locally-nilpotent.
Derivation-Simple Algebras and the Structures of Generalized Lie Algebras of Witt Type
We add to the usual definition of a connection in a “vector bundle” as a covariant derivative () a condition of compatibility with the covering.
Locally trivial quantum vector bundles and associated vector bundles