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Definition of Adder

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common European viper; any of a number of venomous or nonvenomous snakes resembling the viper; person or thing that adds; electronic circuit that sums two numbers in a computer (Computers)
Adder Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
Same as Sea Adder.
One who, or that which, adds; esp., a machine for adding numbers.
In America, the term is commonly applied to several harmless snakes, as the milk adder, puffing adder, etc.
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.
A serpent.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
hEnglish - advanced version

addict \ad*dict"\ (&?;), p. p. addicted; devoted. [obs.]

  similar words(10) 

 puff adder 
 milk adder 
 puffing adder 
 plumed adder 
 death adder 
 blowing adder 
 spreading adder 
 water adder 
 adder fly 
 checkered adder 
Concise English-Irish Dictionary v. 1.1
JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Neidr = n. a snake, an adder. Gwas y neidr, the dragon-fly
The Devil's Dictionary
Adder, (n.)

A species of snake. So called from its habit of adding funeral outlays to the other expenses of living.
The Devil's Dictionary, by Ambrose Bierce, 1911 (About)
dared dread
Australian Slang
be mean with one's money-kick (pocket)
WordNet 2.0

1. a person who adds numbers
(hypernym) calculator, reckoner, figurer, estimator, computer
2. a machine that adds numbers
(hypernym) calculator, calculating machine
(derivation) total, tot, tot up, sum, sum up, summate, tote up, add, add together, tally, add up
3. small terrestrial viper common in northern Eurasia
(synonym) common viper, Vipera berus
(hypernym) viper
(member-holonym) Vipera, genus Vipera
Adder Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
Dream Dictionary
To dream of seeing an adder strike, and a friend, who is dead but seems to be lying down and breathing, rises partly to a sitting position when the adder strikes at him, and then both disappearing into some bushes nearby, denotes that you will be greatly distressed over the ill luck of friends, and a loss threatened to yourself.

For a young woman to see an adder, foretells a deceitful person is going to cause her trouble. If it runs from her, she will be able to defend her character in attacks made on her.
Ten Thousand Dreams Interpreted, or "What's in a dream": a scientific and practical exposition; By Gustavus Hindman, 1910. For the open domain e-text see: Guttenberg Project
Adder Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
Telecommunication Standard Terms
1. A device whose output data are a representation of the sum of the numbers represented by its input data. Note: An adder may be serial or parallel, digital or analog. 2. A device whose output data are a representation of the sum of the quantities represented by its input data. Note: An adder can add things other than representations of numbers. It can add voltages, etc. Analog adders are not limited to summing representations of numbers. An adder may operate on digital or analog data.
Adder Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
Adder may refer to:

  • Any of several groups of venomous snakes of the Viperidae family, including Vipera berus, the common European adder, found in Europe and northern Asia
  • Acanthophis sp., death adders, elapid snakes found in Southeast Asia and Australia
  • Heterodon sp., hog-nosed snakes, a genus of harmless colubrid snakes found in North America
  • Agkistrodon contortrix mokasen, the northern copperhead, a venomous viper found in the eastern United States

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Adder Definition from Religion & Spirituality Dictionaries & Glossaries
Easton's Bible Dictionary
(Ps. 140:3; Rom. 3:13, "asp") is the rendering of, (1.) Akshub ("coiling" or "lying in wait"), properly an asp or viper, found only in this passage. (2.) Pethen ("twisting"), a viper or venomous serpent identified with the cobra (Naja haje) (Ps. 58:4; 91:13); elsewhere "asp." (3.) Tziphoni ("hissing") (Prov. 23:32); elsewhere rendered "cockatrice," Isa. 11:8; 14:29; 59:5; Jer. 8:17, as it is here in the margin of the Authorized Version. The Revised Version has "basilisk." This may have been the yellow viper, the Daboia xanthina, the largest and most dangerous of the vipers of Palestine. (4.) Shephiphon ("creeping"), occurring only in Gen. 49:17, the small speckled venomous snake, the "horned snake," or cerastes. Dan is compared to this serpent, which springs from its hiding-place on the passer-by.
Smith's Bible Dictionary

This word is used for any poisonous snake, and is applied in this general sense by the translators of the Authorized Version. The word adder occurs five times in the text of the Authorized Version (see below), and three times int he margin as synonymous with cockatrice, viz., (Isaiah 11:8; 14:29; 59:5) It represents four Hebrew words:
→ Acshub is found only in (Psalms 140:3) and may be represented by the Toxicoa of Egypt and North Africa.
→ Pethen. See: Asp
→ Tsepha, or Tsiphoni, occurs five times in the Hebrew Bible. In (Proverbs 23:32) it is it is translated adder, and in (Isaiah 11:8; 14:29; 59:5; Jeremiah 8:17) it is rendered cockatrice . From Jeremiah we learn that it was of a hostile nature, and from the parallelism of (Isaiah 11:8) it appears that the Tsiphoni was considered even more dreadful than the Pethen .
→ Shephipon occurs only in (Genesis 49:17) where it is used to characterize the tribe of Dan. The habit of lurking int he sand and biting at the horse's heels here alluded to suits the character of a well-known species of venomous snake, and helps to identify it with the celebrated horned viper, the asp of Cleopatra (Cerastes), which is found abundantly in the dry sandy deserts of Egypt, Syria and Arabia. The cerastes is extremely venomous. Bruce compelled a specimen to scratch eighteen pigeons upon the thigh as quickly as possible, and they all died in nearly the same interval of time.
Smith's Bible Dictionary (1884) , by William Smith. About