Definition of add


  • a condition (mostly in boys) characterized by behavioral and learning disorders. Synonyms: ADD, ADHD, MBD, attention deficit disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, hyperkinetic syndrome, minimal brain damage, minimal brain dysfunction.


  • 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", "Add some extra plates to the dinner table". Antonyms: take away.
  • state or say further; "`It doesn't matter,' he supplied". Synonyms: append, supply.
  • 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". Synonyms: bestow, bring, contribute, impart, lend.
  • make an addition by combining numbers; "Add 27 and 49, please!". Synonyms: add together. Antonyms: subtract.
  • determine the sum of; "Add all the people in this town to those of the neighboring town". Synonyms: add together, add up, sum, sum up, summate, tally, tot, tot up, total, tote up.
  • constitute an addition; "This paper will add to her reputation".

Related words

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Words nearby add

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Rhymes with add

ad, bad, brad, cad, chad, clad, dad, fad, gad, glad, grad, lad, mad, mossad, nad, pad, plaid, rad, riyadh, sad.

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End with add

outadd, superadd, readd, misadd.

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Scrabble and Words With Friends points

  • add is a valid Scrabble US word, worth 5 points
  • add is a valid Scrabble UK word, worth 5 points
  • add is a valid Words With Friends word, worth 5 points
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