Complete Definition of "adder"

English

Etymology 1
From ME. addere (resulted from misdivision of a naddere to an addere) < ME. naddere < OE. nædre, "adder", "snake". Akin to Old Saxon nadra, Old High German natra, natara, German natter, Gothic nadrs, Icelandic naðr, masculine, naðra, feminine: compare Welsh neidr, Cornish naddyr, Irish nathair, Latin natrix, water snake.

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Pronunciation
US: IPA|/Ëæd.É/, SAMPA|/{[email protected]/
:rhymes|ædÉ(r)

Noun
en-noun

  1. obsolete A snake.
  2. UK A small venomous serpent of the genus Vipera. The common European adder is the Vipera (or Pelias) berus. The puff adders of Africa are species of the genus Clotho.
  3. context|US|and|Canadian English Any of several small nonvenomous snakes resembling the adder, such as the milk snake.

Translations
trans-top|snake
Dutch: slang f
Finnish: käärme
German: Natter f
trans-mid
Spanish: serpiente f, culebra f
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trans-top|viper
Czech: zmije f
Dutch: #Dutch|adder m
Estonian: rästik
Finnish: kyy
German: Otter f
trans-mid
Latvian: odze f
Low Saxon: Adder f
Russian: гадÑка f
Swedish: huggorm
Spanish: víbora f
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Etymology 2
From to add + -er.

Noun
en-noun

  1. Someone who or something which performs arithmetic addition.
  2. Something which adds or increases.

#: They sought out cost adders with an eye toward eliminating them.

Category:English nouns which have interacted with their indefinite article
Category:Snakes


Dutch

Noun
nl-noun|g1m|g2f|pl1adders|pl2adderen|dim=addertje

  1. viper, #English|adder

Derived terms
addergebroed
een addertje onder het gras


Old Prussian

Conjunction
adder

  1. or

#: wÄiklis adder mÄrgÄ - boy or girl

  1. but

Category:Old Prussian conjunctions

ar:adder
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io:adder
nl:adder
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pt:adder
ru:adder
fi:adder
ta:adder
te:adder
vi:adder

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