### Crossword clues for subtract

##### Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English

**subtract**

*verb*

**COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES**

**subtract one number from another**

**COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS**

**■ ADVERB**

**then**

**Then**

**subtract**the cost of the loan.

**Then**

**subtract**the former costs from the latter costs to obtain the reimbursable overheads cost.

**■ VERB**

**add**

**add**or

**subtract**.

**added**or

**subtracted**hence the term.

**adding**to or

**subtracting**from the amount of compost piled above it.

**added**and

**subtracted**large pieces of would-be law.

**adding**and

**subtracting**in base seven ... until I hear the scraping sound ... that stops me.

**add**unless you

**subtract**.

**add**and

**subtract**different units of measurement like pounds and dollars.

**add**or

**subtract**to the list.

**EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES**

**Subtract**12 from 32.

**subtract**32, then multiply by 5 and divide by 9.

**EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS**

**subtract**.

**subtracting**from the amount of compost piled above it.

**subtracted**to yield the values shown.

**subtract**.

**subtracted**from the second to show the regions of additional activity during reading.

**subtracted**hence the term.

**subtract**the interest that has been accruing at the rate of d percent up to that day.

**subtract**to the list.

##### The Collaborative International Dictionary

**Subtract**

Subtract \Sub*tract"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Subtracted; p. pr. & vb. n. Subtracting.] [L. subtractus, p. p. of subtrahere to draw from beneath, withdraw, remove; sub under + trahere to draw. See Trace, v. t., and cf. Substract.] To withdraw, or take away, as a part from the whole; to deduct; as, subtract 5 from 9, and the remainder is 4.

##### Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

**subtract**

1530s, "withdraw, withhold, take away, deduct," a back-formation from subtraction (q.v.), or else from Latin *subtractus*, past participle of *subtrahere* "take away, draw off." Related: *Subtracted*; *subtracting*. Mathematical calculation sense is from 1550s. Earlier verb form was *subtraien* (early 15c. in the mathematical sense), which is directly from the Latin verb.\n\nHere he teches þe Craft how þou schalt know, whan þou hast subtrayd, wheþer þou hast wel ydo or no.

["Craft of Numbering," c.1425]

##### Wiktionary

**subtract**

vb. (context transitive English) To remove or reduce; especially to reduce a quantity or number

##### WordNet

#### Usage examples of "subtract".

And as the lights of Rampling were __subtracted__ from the darkness below, a great wood stretched out in all directions, far older and denser than the forest of Rampling Gate.

The second is that time I spend in reversionary bodies, like temporarily being a bird to feel that wonderful exhilaration of flying for a few hours, does not __subtract__ from my current life.

They arrived at the figure they did by taking the gross income of all my lands and factories for the last nine years, plus the value of the lands I had been granted or had inherited, and __subtracting__ from that the value of my current nonmilitary properties.

I then made a reversed pyramid composed of the number formed from the words of the question, and by __subtracting__ the number nine I obtained, finally, nine.

Her name was Raton, and she was only fifteen, after the fashion of actresses who always __subtract__ at least two or three years from their age.

__Subtracting__ the four showgirls and the nurses, it left a solid eight, nine or maybe more, all of whom were hired guns.

While the robot bartender, all chrome and brass with bottlecaps for eyes, drew three big brews, the cost was __subtracted__ from Stirner's lifetime account.

Then __subtract__ another 9 degrees by starting his own voyage in the Canaries, the southwestern islands that seemed the likeliest jumpingoff point for the sort of voyage God had commanded, and now Columbus's fleet would only have to cross 68 degrees of ocean.

__Subtracting__ five for classifieds, three for legals, and about six for advertisements, I was faced each week with the task of filling approximately twenty-two pages with local news.

The descrambler, which must have an identical disk precisely synchronized with that of the scrambler, __subtracts__ the phonograph signal out, leaving the voice.

The sort of machine that added, __subtracted__, divided, multiplied, and held figures in six-column accruals until needed.

Haral said, while com crackled and sputtered with advisements from the rest of the group: Moon Rising had to be __subtracted__ out of jump equations all the way down the run, a contingency that was all too close to happening.

And so each year the Fertility Board totaled up the year's deaths and emigrations, __subtracted__ the year's births and immigrations, and put the resulting number of Birthrights into the New Year's Day lottery.

Any number that can be created by fetishistically multiplying 2s by each other, and __subtracting__ the occasional 1, will be instantly recognizable to a hacker.

Adding and __subtracting__ fractions went well enough, so long as they had the same denominator.