Add
Add Add, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Added}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Adding}.] [L. addere; ad + dare to give, put. Cf. {Date}, {Do}.] 1. To give by way of increased possession (to any one); to bestow (on). [1913 Webster]

The Lord shall add to me another son. --Gen. xxx. 24. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

Back to thy punishment, False fugitive, and to thy speed add wings. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

As easily as he can add together the ideas of two days or two years. --Locke. [1913 Webster]

3. To append, as a statement; to say further. [1913 Webster]

He added that he would willingly consent to the entire abolition of the tax. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

Syn: {To Add}, {Join}, {Annex}, {Unite}, {Coalesce}.

Usage: 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}. [1913 Webster]


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