Adder ( noun , verb )

(As a noun)

Adder ( noun )

  1. A venomous snake, especially a viper.
  2. A simple mathematical device for performing the basic operations of addition and subtraction.

Origin:

Old english nædre, from a west germanic word meaning 'snake'.

Examples:

  1. The adder is a common species of snake in Britain.
  2. A child can learn basic arithmetic using an adder.
  3. The adder in the grass was quick to bite.
  4. The adder made quick work of the mouse.
  5. The adder was very hard to spot due to its camouflage.

(As a verb)

Adder ( verb )

  1. A venomous snake, especially a viper.
  2. A simple mathematical device for performing the basic operations of addition and subtraction.

Origin:

Old english nædre, from a west germanic word meaning 'snake'.

Examples:

  1. The adder is a common species of snake in Britain.
  2. A child can learn basic arithmetic using an adder.
  3. The adder in the grass was quick to bite.
  4. The adder made quick work of the mouse.
  5. The adder was very hard to spot due to its camouflage.
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