Definitions for andænd

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

and*(conj.)

  1. (used to connect grammatically coordinate words, phrases, or clauses) with; as well as; in addition to:

    pens and pencils.

    Category: Function Word

  2. added to; plus:

    2 and 2 are 4.

    Category: Function Word

  3. then:

    He finished and went to bed.

    Category: Function Word

  4. also, at the same time:

    to sleep and dream.

    Category: Function Word

  5. (used to imply different qualities in things having the same name):

    There are bargains and bargains, so watch out.

    Category: Function Word

  6. (used to introduce a sentence, implying continuation) also; then:

    And he said unto Moses.

    Category: Function Word

  7. Informal. to (used between two finite verbs):

    Try and do it.

    Category: Function Word

  8. (used to introduce a consequence or conditional result):

    Say one more word and I'll scream.

    Category: Function Word

  9. but; on the contrary:

    He tried to run five miles and couldn't.

    Category: Function Word

  10. Archaic. if: and you please.

    Category: Function Word

    Ref: Compare an3. 1 2

  11. (n.)an added condition, stipulation, or particular:

    no ands or buts about it.

  12. Logic. the connective used in conjunction.

    Category: Philosphy

Idioms for and:

  1. and so forth or so on, and the like; and more of the same; et cetera.

    Category: Idiom

* Usage: Both and and but , and to a lesser extent or and so , are common as transitional words at the beginnings of sentences in all types of speech and writing: It grew dark as clouds filled the sky. And then the rains began. Any objection to this practice probably stems from the overuse of such sentences by inexperienced writers. See also and/or, et cetera, try.

Origin of and:

bef. 900; ME; OE and, ond; c. OS, OHG ant, OFris, Go and, Icel and-; akin to G und, D en, Skt anti

ANDænd(n.)

  1. a Boolean operator that returns a positive result when both operands are positive.

    Category: Computers

Origin of AND:

1945–50

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. and(conjunction)ˈænd

    also

    dogs and cats; bread, cheese, and fruit

  2. andˈænd

    then

    sat down and began to cry

  3. andˈænd

    indicates an intention or aim

    Go and get the ball.; Try and be calm.

  4. andˈænd

    then even

    rising higher and higher

  5. andˈænd

    plus

    Two and two is four.

  6. andˈænd

    used after "hundred," "thousand," and between whole numbers and fractions

    three hundred and thirty; one and a half

  7. andˈænd

    indicates more of the same kind is added

    Bring soap, shampoo, and so on.

Wiktionary

  1. and(Conjunction)

    As a coordinating conjunction; expressing two elements to be taken together or in addition to each other.

  2. and(Conjunction)

    Expressing a condition.

  3. AND(Noun)

    Alternative form of u2227, the conjunction operator.

  4. AND(Verb)

    To combine (a value) with another value by means of this operator.

  5. Origin: From anda, probably from h₂énti.

Webster Dictionary

  1. And

    a particle which expresses the relation of connection or addition. It is used to conjoin a word with a word, a clause with a clause, or a sentence with a sentence

  2. And

    in order to; -- used instead of the infinitival to, especially after try, come, go

  3. And

    it is sometimes, in old songs, a mere expletive

  4. And

    if; though. See An, conj

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'and' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'and' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4


Translations for and

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

and(conjunction)

joining two statements, pieces of information etc

I opened the door and went inside; The hat was blue and red; a mother and child.

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