Add vs Peculiar - What's the difference?

add | peculiar |


As nouns the difference between add and peculiar

is that add is while peculiar is that which is peculiar; a sole or exclusive property; a prerogative; a characteristic.

As an adjective peculiar is

out of the ordinary; odd; curious; unusual.

add

English

Verb

(en verb)
  • To join or unite, as one thing to another, or as several particulars, so as to increase the number, augment the quantity or enlarge the magnitude, or so as to form into one aggregate. Hence: To sum up; to put together mentally.
  • * (rfdate) (John Locke)
  • as easily as he can add together the ideas of two days or two years.
  • To combine elements of (something) into one quantity.
  • To give by way of increased possession (to any one); to bestow (on).
  • * 1611 , King James Version, Genesis 30:24:
  • The LORD shall add to me another son.
  • * 1667 , (John Milton), (Paradise Lost):
  • Back to thy punishment, False fugitive, and to thy speed add wings.
  • To append, as a statement; to say further.
  • * 1855 , (Thomas Babington Macaulay), The History of England from the Accession of James the Second , volume 3, page 37 [http://books.google.com/books?id=w_M9AAAAcAAJ&pg=PA37&dq=added]:
  • He added that he would willingly consent to the entire abolition of the tax
  • * 1900 , , (The Wonderful Wizard of Oz) Chapter 23
  • "Bless your dear heart," she said, "I am sure I can tell you of a way to get back to Kansas." Then she added , "But, if I do, you must give me the Golden Cap."
  • To make an addition. To add to, to augment; to increase.
  • * 1611 , King James Version, 1 Kings 12:14:
  • I will add to your yoke
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-29, volume=407, issue=8842, page=72-3, magazine=(The Economist)
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  • (mathematics) To perform the arithmetical operation of addition.
  • Synonyms

    * annex * coalesce * join * unite * mention, note

    Antonyms

    * (quantity) subtract * (matter) remove

    Usage notes

    * We add by bringing things together so as to form a whole. * We join by putting one thing to another in close or continuous 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

    Derived terms

    * * addition * additive * add-on * add up

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (video games) An additional enemy that joined the fight after the primary target.
  • After engaging the boss for one minute, two adds will arrive from the back and must be dealt with.
  • (computer science) An act or instance of adding.
  • peculiar

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Out of the ordinary; odd; curious; unusual.
  • The sky had a peculiar appearance before the storm.
    It would be rather peculiar to see a kangaroo hopping down a city street.
  • * 1800 , , Volume 41, page 379,
  • I saw nothing peculiar in his conduct, and thought that his arrangement of the ballot box was perfect.
  • * 2001 , Jack Schaefer, Wendell Minor, Shane ,
  • "Wasn't it peculiar ," I heard mother say, "How he wouldn't talk about himself?"
    "Peculiar ?" said father. "Well, yes, in a way."
    "Everything about him is peculiar ." Mother sounded as if she was stirred up and interested. "I never saw a man quite like him before."
  • * 2008', Stephen Arnott, '''''Peculiar Proverbs: Weird Words of Wisdom from Around the World .
  • Common or usual for a certain place or circumstance; specific or particular.
  • Kangaroos are peculiar to Australia.
  • * 1855 , ,
  • This philosopher found his ideas especially in all that is practical,[29] that is, which rests upon freedom, which in its turn ranks under cognitions that are the peculiar product of reason.
  • *
  • * 1895 , , XX: Anomalous Islands: Celebes,
  • But of late years extensive Tertiary deposits of Miocene age have been discovered, showing that it is not a mere congeries of volcanoes; it [Iceland] is connected with the British Islands and with Greenland by seas less than 500 fathoms deep; and it possesses a few mammalia, one of which is peculiar', and at least three ' peculiar species of birds.
  • (dated) One's own; belonging solely or especially to an individual; not shared or possessed by others.
  • * Bible, Titus ii. 14
  • And purify unto himself a peculiar people.
  • * Hooker
  • hymns that Christianity hath peculiar unto itself
  • (dated) Particular; individual; special; appropriate.
  • * Milton
  • while each peculiar power forgoes his wonted seat
  • * Dryden
  • My fate is Juno's most peculiar care.

    Synonyms

    * (out of the ordinary) strange, uncommon, unusual * (common or usual in a particular place or circumstance) specific

    Antonyms

    * (out of the ordinary) common, usual * (common or usual in a particular place or circumstance) common, general, universal

    Derived terms

    * peculiarity * peculiarly * peculiarness

    See also

    * (wikipedia "peculiar")

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • That which is peculiar; a sole or exclusive property; a prerogative; a characteristic.
  • * South
  • Revenge is the peculiar of Heaven.
  • (UK, canon law) A particular parish or church which is exempt from the jurisdiction of the ordinary.
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