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 Dictionary entry overview: What does adder mean? 

ADDER (noun)
  The noun ADDER has 3 senses:

1. a person who adds numbers
2. a machine that adds numbers
3. small terrestrial viper common in northern Eurasia

  Familiarity information: ADDER used as a noun is uncommon.

 Dictionary entry details 

ADDER (noun)

Sense 1adder [BACK TO TOP]


A person who adds numbers

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

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

calculator; computer; estimator; figurer; reckoner (an expert at calculation (or at operating calculating machines))

Sense 2adder [BACK TO TOP]


A machine that adds numbers

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

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

calculating machine; calculator (a small machine that is used for mathematical calculations)

Sense 3adder [BACK TO TOP]


Small terrestrial viper common in northern Eurasia

Classified under:

Nouns denoting animals


common viper; Vipera berus; adder

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

viper (venomous Old World snakes characterized by hollow venom-conducting fangs in the upper jaw)

Holonyms ("adder" is a member of...):

genus Vipera; Vipera (type genus of the Viperidae)

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