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WordNet 2.0
  • a condition (mostly in boys) characterized by behavioral and learning disorders
  • make an addition (to)
  • join or combine or unite with others
  • increase the quality, quantity, zise 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 dinn
  • make an addition by combining numbers
  • "Add 27 and 49, please!"
  • determine the sum of
  • "Add all the people in this town to those of the neighboring town"
  • state or say further
  • "`It doesn''t matter,'' he supplied"
  • 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"
  • constitute an addition
  • "This paper will add to her reputation"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
  • 1. To give by way of increased possession (to any one); to bestow (on).

    "The Lord shall add to me another son. Gen. xxx. 24." --

    2. 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. Milton." --

    "As easily as he can add together the ideas of two days or two years. Locke." --

    3. To append, as a statement; to say further.

    "He added that he would willingly consent to the entire abolition of the tax. Macaulay." --

    Syn. -- To Add, Join, Annex, Unite, Coalesce. We add by bringing things together so as to form a whole. We join by putting one thing to another in close or continuos connection. We annex by attaching some adjunct to a larger body. We unite by bringing things together so that their parts adhere or intermingle. Things coalesce by coming together or mingling so as to form one organization. To add quantities; to join houses; to annex territory; to unite kingdoms; to make parties coalesce.

  • 1. To make an addition. To add to, to augment; to increase; as, it adds to our anxiety. "I will add to your yoke." 1 Kings xii. 14.

    2. To perform the arithmetical operation of addition; as, he adds rapidly.

 

There can be no knowledge without emotion. We may be aware of a truth, yet until we have felt its force, it is not ours. To the cognition of the brain must be added the experience of the soul.

Arnold Bennett
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