To Add. v.a. [addo, Lat.]
- To join something to that which was before.
Mark if his birth makes any difference;
If to his words it adds one grain of sense. Dryd. Conq. of Gran.
They, whose muses have the highest ﬂown,
Add not to his immortal memory,
But do an act of friendship to their own. Dryd.
- To perform the mental operation of adding one number or conception to another.
Whatsoever positive ideas man has in his mind, of any quantity, he can repeat it, and add it to the former, as easily as he can add together the ideas of two days, or two years. Locke.