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ADD

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does ADD mean? 

ADD (noun)
  The noun ADD has 1 sense:

1. a condition (mostly in boys) characterized by behavioral and learning disorders

  Familiarity information: ADD used as a noun is very rare.


ADD (verb)
  The verb ADD has 6 senses:

1. make an addition (to); join or combine or unite with others; increase the quality, quantity, size or scope of
2. state or say further
3. bestow a quality on
4. make an addition by combining numbers
5. determine the sum of
6. constitute an addition

  Familiarity information: ADD used as a verb is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


ADD (noun)


Sense 1ADD [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A condition (mostly in boys) characterized by behavioral and learning disorders

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

ADD; minimal brain dysfunction; minimal brain damage; MBD; hyperkinetic syndrome; attention deficit hyperactivity disorder; attention deficit disorder; ADHD

Hypernyms ("ADD" is a kind of...):

syndrome (a pattern of symptoms indicative of some disease)

Meronyms (parts of "ADD"):

hyperactivity (a condition characterized by excessive restlessness and movement)


ADD (verb)


Sense 1add [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make an addition (to); join or combine or unite with others; increase the quality, quantity, size or scope of

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms (to "add" is one way to...):

increase (become bigger or greater in amount)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "add"):

modify; qualify (add a modifier to a constituent)

mark; punctuate (insert punctuation marks into)

concatenate (add by linking or joining so as to form a chain or series)

string; string up (add as if on a string)

combine; compound (put or add together)

milk (add milk to)

fortify (add nutrients to)

stud (provide with or construct with studs)

button (provide with buttons)

enrich (make wealthy or richer)

supplement (add as a supplement to what seems insufficient)

intercalate (insert (days) in a calendar)

welt (put a welt on)

gild the lily; paint the lily (make unnecessary additions to what is already complete)

adjoin (attach or add)

work in (add by mixing or blending on or attaching)

add on (make an addition)

include (add as part of something else; put in as part of a set, group, or category)

mix; mix in (add as an additional element or part)

put on (add to something existing)

butylate (introduce the butyl group into a chemical compound)

put on (add to the odometer)

inject (to introduce (a new aspect or element))

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody PP
Somebody ----s something PP

Antonym:

take away (take out or remove)


Sense 2add [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

State or say further

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

add; append; supply

Context example:

'It doesn't matter,' he supplied

Hypernyms (to "add" is one way to...):

say; state; tell (express in words)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "add"):

insert; slip in; sneak in; stick in (insert casually)

toss in (add casually to a conversation)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE

Sentence example:

They add that there was a traffic accident


Sense 3add [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Bestow a quality on

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Synonyms:

contribute; lend; impart; add; bestow; bring

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms (to "add" is one way to...):

alter; change; modify (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "add"):

instill; transfuse (impart gradually)

tinsel (impart a cheap brightness to)

throw in (add as an extra or as a gratuity)

Sentence frames:

Something is ----ing PP
Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something
Somebody ----s something to somebody


Sense 4add [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make an addition by combining numbers

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting

Synonyms:

add together; add

Context example:

Add 27 and 49, please!

Hypernyms (to "add" is one way to...):

calculate; cipher; compute; cypher; figure; reckon; work out (make a mathematical calculation or computation)

Domain category:

arithmetic (the branch of pure mathematics dealing with the theory of numerical calculations)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "add"):

foot; foot up (add a column of numbers)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s something

Antonym:

subtract (make a subtraction)

Also:

add up (add up in number or quantity)


Sense 5add [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Determine the sum of

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

tote up; tot up; tot; summate; add together; sum; add up; total; sum up; tally; add

Context example:

Add all the people in this town to those of the neighboring town

Hypernyms (to "add" is one way to...):

count; enumerate; number; numerate (determine the number or amount of)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 6add [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Constitute an addition

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Context example:

This paper will add to her reputation

Hypernyms (to "add" is one way to...):

constitute; form; make (to compose or represent:)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s something


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