What does adder mean?

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ˈæd əradder

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. addernoun

    a person who adds numbers

  2. addernoun

    a machine that adds numbers

  3. adder, common viper, Vipera berusnoun

    small terrestrial viper common in northern Eurasia

Webster Dictionary

  1. Addernoun

    one who, or that which, adds; esp., a machine for adding numbers

    Etymology: [See Add.]

  2. Addernoun

    a serpent

    Etymology: [See Add.]

  3. Addernoun

    a small venomous serpent of the genus Vipera. The common European adder is the Vipera (/ Pelias) berus. The puff adders of Africa are species of Clotho

    Etymology: [See Add.]

  4. Addernoun

    in America, the term is commonly applied to several harmless snakes, as the milk adder, puffing adder, etc

    Etymology: [See Add.]

  5. Addernoun

    same as Sea Adder

    Etymology: [See Add.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Adder

    ad′ėr, n. the popular English name of the viper.—ns. Ad′der's-tongue, a genus of ferns the seeds of which grow on a spike resembling a serpent's tongue; Ad′der's-wort, a wort or plant, so called from its being supposed to cure the bite of serpents—also called Snakeweed. [A.S. nædre; cf. Ger. atter for natter. An adder came by mistake into use for a nadder; the reverse mistake is a newt for an ewt or eft.]

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  1. Dared

  2. Dread

  3. Readd

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of adder in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of adder in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of adder in a Sentence

  1. William Shakespeare:

    It is the bright day that brings forth the adder, and that craves wary walking.

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    a measuring instrument for measuring and indicating a quantity such as the thickness of wire or the amount of rain etc.
    • A. assortment
    • B. aspiration
    • C. temptation
    • D. gauge

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