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a further/additional/added disadvantage
▪ It’s a very small garden and it has the further disadvantage of facing north.
add emphasis (=make an opinion or fact seem more important)
▪ Put bullet points before each statement to add emphasis.
add ingredients
▪ Add the other ingredients and stir thoroughly.
add lustre to
▪ There’ll be a celebrity guest to add lustre to the occasion.
add numbers together
▪ Add the two numbers together and divide by three.
add sth up on a calculator
▪ I added the cost up on a calculator.
add to a total
▪ He wants to add to his total of three Olympic gold medals.
add to the confusion (=make something more confusing)
▪ There were a lot of rumours, which added to the confusion.
add up numbers (=add several numbers together)
▪ Write all the numbers down, then add them up.
add up the figures
▪ I must have made a mistake when I added up the figures.
added bonus
▪ He promised to take me to the match, with the added bonus of an afternoon off school.
▪ The danger of being caught added a certain zest to the affair.
add/give flavour
▪ Herbs add flavor to a salad.
add/give/bring a new etc dimension to sth
▪ Digital cameras have added a new dimension to photography.
adds spice
▪ Travel adds spice to your life.
an added advantage (=an extra advantage)
▪ Candidates with experience in Sales and Marketing would have an added advantage.
an extra/added incentive
▪ The cash prize gives contestants an added incentive to do well.
an extra/added/additional/further dimension
▪ Movies soon had the added dimension of sound.
increase/reduce/add to etc sb’s workload
▪ We’ve got to find ways of reducing Gail’s workload next year.
say/add/ask etc pointedly
▪ ‘I thought you were leaving,’ she said pointedly.
supplement/add to your income (=increase your income, for example by doing an extra job)
▪ Ted supplemented his income by doing part-time work in the evenings.
the added novelty of sth
▪ You can attend the recording of the show, and get the added novelty of watching a radio programme being made.
▪ This would produce helium-3 and tritium; the tritium is unstable and decays producing helium-3 which would add to that directly produced.
▪ Of course, all such early introductions have many times been added to if not replaced by others right up to the present day.
▪ It can be surprisingly difficult to avoid, too, because it is added to so many foods and drinks.
▪ Robson kicked four penalties and a conversion to add to tries by Peter Millichip and Ross Webber.
▪ What aspects of this narrative would add to, or undermine, your confidence in the writer?
▪ It is possible to add to or realise the investment at each quarterly dealing day.
▪ It adjusts the heat needed to incubate the egg by adding to or subtracting from the amount of compost piled above it.
▪ Add to or subtract from this list according to the needs and activities of your particular organisation.
▪ Many are highly adept at adding up their calorie intake.
▪ They add up to 238 seats.
▪ The Racal twins: their share prices just do not add up Outlook.
▪ If you have two children, that can add up to somewhere between five and ten years out of your professional life.
▪ The right hon. Gentleman's priorities do not add up and he knows it.
▪ That adds up to $ 775. 67.
▪ But for today, the numbers do not quite add up.
▪ He added up the odds, though, and wasn t moony about his chance for enlightenment.
▪ Other similar psalms add one extra dimension, the cry for vengeance on those who have put him there!
▪ LaLanne had added a new dimension to the diet gurus' puritanical quest for spiritual salvation through the body: exercise.
▪ It comes at a time when the advertising campaign is already in full swing adding another dimension to the promotional mix.
▪ Their beautiful movement and artistic sign language adds a new dimension to the production.
▪ Breeding your own fish can add a new dimension to your fishkeeping.
▪ This process is called retarding and it adds an interesting dimension to the bread.
▪ This is a collection of Sekers fabrics that will add a whole new dimension to the activities of the sales force.
▪ For four days and nights, communal frenzy added a tragic dimension to this hapless and beleaguered city.
▪ The, to add insult to injury, it started raining heavily.
▪ Further, as described earlier, adding insult to injury, in their first months they had created additional work for themselves.
▪ To add insult to injury the roof leaked.
▪ They believe his efforts to avoid spectators may have added to his own injuries.
▪ To add insult to injury, our family health services authority is returning our claims for Haemophilus influenzae type B immunisation unpaid.
▪ Moreover, and to add insult to injury, these off-centre policies are never supported by a clear majority of the electorate.
▪ To add insult to injury, Alan's not even entitled to unemployment benefit.
▪ To add insult to injury the hypnotist claimed Kylie had failed to pay the consultation bill.
▪ Helen was for ever adding to her reading list.
▪ A shopkeeper adding up a list of prices makes sure he has it right the first time by simply repeating the task.
▪ Press Enter, and your definition will be added to the list.
▪ Earlier this week, a 1990 letter that Symington wrote to partners in a Tucson office project was added to that list.
▪ It is likely that in future further legal professions or professional bodies as appropriate will be added to the two lists.
▪ To be added to the waiting list, call 1-800-543-1776.
▪ Water privatisation could well add to the list of threats against the countryside.
▪ None the less, the Majeeds were added to the guest list.
▪ The traditional brass pole will add a touch of classical elegance to a room.
▪ A little maple syrup, however, adds a nice touch.
▪ Traditionally this was the time for artists to add the final touches.
▪ Family photos and a clock that tells time backward add a personal touch to the sterile academic atmosphere.
▪ Decorative rope-top edgings in terracotta contain the borders and ball-topped corner posts add an extra finishing touch.
▪ Fresh berries for dessert add the final fresh touch.
▪ Leather and brass fittings add a touch of luxury.
▪ It added a special touch to our telethon.
▪ To enable this to take place, add a value to this control.
▪ Hierarchy has added immense value to the world, and pundits who call for its demise are either fools or cynics.
▪ Simply calculate the extra weight and add the correct value of stamps for that particular weight and destination.
▪ Marketers' work in general is a complex combination of activities, many of them adding value to what is sold.
▪ Developing the ability to identify and process plant samples will add value to a country's resources, the report says.
▪ It addresses the issue of adding value to the information that is retrieved.
▪ That is, we must add value to those artefacts.
▪ You are anyone in your organization confronted by the challenge of learning new and different ways of adding value to performance.
▪ The brewer must now extract these sugars by adding more hot water and so transfers the mash to a mash-tun.
▪ Was it possible to add water to the already full container?
▪ They are added to rinse water to speed up drying and to achieve shiny finish without spotting, smearing or other blemishes.
▪ If sauce is too thick, add additional water.
▪ Cooking procedure: depending on the particular recipe, add cold or boiling water.
▪ You may find as you mix it that you need to add a bit more water.
▪ Even more mysterious were the tins of pre-mixed tea, milk and sugar, to which people tried to add water.
▪ Continue to add water until it begins to run over the edge.
▪ The worlds they encompass read end to end don't add up or line up along a single straight trajectory.
▪ The use of the wedding to end the film is also Thompson's ending-though Lee adds an anthropologist's touch.
I hasten to add
▪ I have, I hasten to add, no precise statistics on hand.
▪ Many of them built up vast fortunes under my father's regime, illegal fortunes, I hasten to add.
▪ Metaphorically speaking, I hasten to add.
▪ Not me, I hasten to add.
▪ Not, I hasten to add, on account of my sweaty demeanour.
▪ Not, I hasten to add, through fraud but through an error in part of the model.
▪ This wasn't me, I hasten to add, but the pill, which was based on belladonna.
I might say/add
▪ And battling it gracefully, I might add, wielding his mighty pen like a sword.
▪ Hair: grey and losing it, I might add.
▪ In passing, I might say how extraordinarily lucky I am to have them here with me.
▪ Likewise. I might add a little oregano, garlic, onions, salt, and butter once in a while.
▪ None of which has been answered yet, I might add.
▪ Very expensive method too I might add.
▪ Yes, they have decided to reinstate you, over my violent objections, I might add.
might I say/ask/add etc
▪ And what happened to yours, might I ask?
put/add the finishing touches (to sth)
▪ Barry returned the next day to add the finishing touches.
▪ Its warmth and richness will add the finishing touches that are all important to the dress of your dreams.
▪ The band are currently putting the finishing touches to their third album, which should be out early in the summer.
▪ The birds whose selective predation put the finishing touches to their evolution must, at least collectively, have had excellently good vision.
▪ The more exacting you are in putting the finishing touches to the picture, the better the result will be.
▪ We can put the finishing touches to your programme.
▪ With most members of the task force now dismissed, Mr Magaziner is putting the finishing touches to his report.
▪ ''Finally'', she added, ''I would like to thank my family for their support''.
▪ "Finally," she added, "I would like to thank my family for all their help."
▪ "It's Carol Flynn," she shouted. After a moment of silence, she added, "I'm a friend of Annie's."
Add 10% to the total.
Add 6 and 6 and you get 12.
Add milk to the mixture before heating it.
Adding fertilizer to the soil will help the plants to grow more quickly.
▪ Barker refused to answer more questions, adding that he had already said too much.
▪ Beat together the egg and sugar, then add the flour.
▪ Beech Co. is planning to add 500 jobs within the next 12 months.
▪ Fine champagne always adds glamour to an occasion.
▪ I should add that I do not agree with Doctor Mitchell.
▪ I think you need to add a little more salt.
▪ If you add 11 and 31, you get 42.
▪ If you need more storage space it's possible to add more shelves.
▪ Is there anything you'd like to add, Peter?
▪ John added some water to the paint to make it thinner.
▪ New fire-safety equipment had to be installed, adding thousands of dollars to the cost of the repairs.
▪ That's my report. Is there anything you'd like to add, Peter?
▪ The book would look a lot more attractive if they added a few color pictures.
▪ A further, recent complexity has been added by the widespread use of video recorders.
▪ But he would like to add to evidence that keeps the mystery alive.
▪ But rather than providing a solution, their results just added more fuel to the fire.
▪ Cooking procedures: add boiling water and leave for several minutes to rehydrate.
▪ Gradually add the spiced milk, stirring with a whisk to avoid lumps.
▪ I added my strokes at the stern.
▪ In a cup or small bowl, mix together water and cornstarch until smooth; add to broth.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

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).

    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.

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

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

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

    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.


Add \Add\, v. i.

  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.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

late 14c., "to join or unite (something to something else)," from Latin addere "add to, join, attach, place upon," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + -dere comb. form meaning "to put, place," from dare "to give" (see date (n.1)). Meaning "to do sums, do addition" also is from late 14c. Related: Added; adding. To add up "make sense" is from 1942.


n. 1 (initialism of attention deficit disorder English) 2 (initialism of accidental death and dismemberment English) 3 A designation on prerecorded compact discs indicating that the contents were recorded in analog but mixed and mastered in digital; compare AAD, DAD, DDD.

  1. v. 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 dinner table" [ant: take away]

  2. state or say further; "`It doesn't matter,' he supplied" [syn: append, supply]

  3. 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" [syn: lend, impart, bestow, contribute, bring]

  4. make an addition by combining numbers; "Add 27 and 49, please!" [syn: add together] [ant: subtract]

  5. determine the sum of; "Add all the people in this town to those of the neighboring town" [syn: total, tot, tot up, sum, sum up, summate, tote up, add together, tally, add up]

  6. constitute an addition; "This paper will add to her reputation"

ADD (disambiguation)

ADD is a common abbreviation for attention deficit disorder.

Add or ADD may also refer to:

Usage examples of "add".

Weeden gave it to his companion after the end, as a mute clue to the abnormality which had occurred, or whether, as is more probable, Smith had it before, and added the underscoring himself from what he had managed to extract from his friend by shrewd guessing and adroit cross-questioning.

I can assure you I have quite a lot at my disposal all kinds of different spells fee faw fums, mumbo jumbos, abraxas, love potions, he glanced quickly at the queen here and added, though I see you have no need of the last of those, having a very beautiful wife whom you love to distraction.

And to rage was added fear: fear that once on her own she might complain that he had sexually abused her as a child, and, worse still, that she might voice her suspicions about the fate of some of the young women she had seen in Cromwell Street.

Africa had been abysmal, though in truth his aim had been more to occupy himself and to avoid his father, than to add to his income.

A special test for sulphide may be made by adding a drop or two of solution of acetate of lead to four or five c.

Add 20 grams of sodium acetate, warm, and precipitate the lead with a dilute solution of potassium chromate.

Next add a strong solution of sodium acetate, until the solution ceases to darken on further addition, then dilute with water to half a litre.

Filter off the precipitate and wash with hot water containing a little sodium acetate, dissolve it off the filter with hot dilute hydrochloric acid, add ammonia in excess, and pass sulphuretted hydrogen for five minutes.

After cooling, a solution of sodium acetate is added until the colour of the solution is no longer darkened.

To convert, for example, a solution of a substance in hydrochloric acid into a solution of the same in acetic acid, alkali should be added in excess and then acetic acid.

Boil off the gas, add ammonia until a precipitate is formed, and then acidify somewhat strongly with acetic acid.

Add acetic acid until the solution is acid and the precipitate is quite dissolved.

To separate these, ammonia is added till the solution is alkaline, and then acetic acid in slight excess.

After precipitating as ammonic-magnesic phosphate with sodium phosphate, and well washing with ammonia, it is dissolved in dilute hydrochloric acid, neutralised with ammonia, and sodic acetate and acetic acid are added in the usual quantity.

Wool dyes best in a slightly acid bath, and this may be taken advantage of in dyeing the yellows and blues of this group by adding a small quantity of acetic acid.