(noun, verb)


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

Definition categories: state, syndrome

Sentences with add as a noun:

- After engaging the boss for one minute, two adds will arrive from the back and must be dealt with.


1. 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

Definition categories: change, increase

2. state or say further

Similar word(s): append, supply

Definition categories: communication, say, state, tell

3. bestow a quality on

- The music added a lot to the play

- This adds a light note to the program

Similar word(s): bestow, bring, contribute, impart, lend

Definition categories: possession, alter, change, modify

4. make an addition by combining numbers

- Add 27 and 49, please!

Definition categories: cognition, calculate, cipher, compute, cypher, figure, reckon

5. determine the sum of

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

Similar word(s): sum, summate, tally, tot, total

Definition categories: communication, count, enumerate, number, numerate

6. constitute an addition

- This paper will add to her reputation

Definition categories: stative, constitute, form, make

Sentences with add as a verb:

- to add numbers

- to add a column of numbers

- It adds to our anxiety.

- He adds rapidly.