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  1. andconjunction

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

  2. andconjunction

    Expressing a condition.

  3. ANDnoun

    Alternative form of , the conjunction operator.

  4. ANDverb

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

  5. Etymology: From anda, probably from h₂énti.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Andconjunction.

    Sure his honesty
    Got him small gains, but shameless flattery
    And filthy beverage, and unseemly thift,
    And borrow base, and some good lady’s gift. Edmund Spenser, Hubb.

    What shall I do to be for ever known,
    And make the age to come my own? Abraham Cowley.

    The Danes unconquer’d offspring march behind;
    And Morini, the last of human kind. Dryd.

    It shall ever be my study to make discoveries of this nature in human life, and to settle the proper distinctions between the virtues and perfections of mankind, and those false colours and resemblances of them that shine alike in the eyes of the vulgar. Richard Steele, Tatler.

    It is the nature of extreme self-lovers, as they will set an house on fire, and it were but to roast their eggs. Francis Bacon.

    I pray thee, Launce, an’ if thou seest my boy,
    Bid him make haste. William Shakespeare, Two Gentlemen of Verona.


  1. and

    The word "and" is a conjunction that is used to connect words, phrases, clauses, or sentences together to indicate a joint or additional relationship, to express agreement or continuation, or to combine ideas or elements.

  2. And

    "And" is a conjunction that is used to connect words, phrases, or clauses together in a sentence to indicate that both elements are being considered or included. It signifies a conjunction of two or more things in a coordinated manner.

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

  5. Etymology: [AS. and; akin to OS. endi, Icel. enda, OHG. anti, enti, inti, unti, G. und, D. en, OD. ende. Cf, An if, Ante-.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. And

    and, conj. signifies addition, or repetition, and is used to connect words and sentences, to introduce a consequence, &c.—in M. E. (but not A.S.) it was used for if, and often also with added if, as in Luke xii. 45. An became common for and in this sense, as often in Shakespeare.—It sometimes expresses emphatically a difference in quality between things of the same class, as 'there are friends ... and friends.' [A.S., and in the other Teut. lang.; prob. allied to L. ante, Gr. anti, over against.]

Editors Contribution

  1. and

    A forming word to express a connection.

    The word " and " is a connecting word.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 22, 2020  

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    The and symbol -- In this Symbols.com article you will learn about the meaning of the and symbol and its characteristic.

  2. AND

    What does AND stand for? -- Explore the various meanings for the AND acronym on the Abbreviations.com website.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. AND

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, And is ranked #136449 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The And surname appeared 123 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname And.

    69.1% or 85 total occurrences were White.
    14.6% or 18 total occurrences were Black.
    7.3% or 9 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    4.8% or 6 total occurrences were Asian.

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

Anagrams for and »

  1. ADN

  2. dan

  3. Dan

  4. Dan.

  5. DAN

  6. DNA

  7. nad

  8. NAD

  9. NDA

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of and in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of and in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of and in a Sentence

  1. Napolean Hill:

    Every adversity, every failure and every heartache carries with it the Seed of an equivalent or a greater Benefit.

  2. Hou Yingming:

    It's natural to see investors increasingly have different market outlook at this level, you will see more volatility, and sector rotations.

  3. Deutsche Bank strategist George Saravelos:

    Ultimately, the alternative of ELA withdrawal and eventual capital controls for Greece is worse for all sides involved. But whether progress can be achieved under very pressing deadlines and large differences of opinion on the underlying policy path between the two sides remains to be seen.

  4. Cuyahoga County:

    Grand jury secrecy is designed to allow grand jurors and witnesses to perform their legal duties without fear of retaliation or recrimination.

  5. August Strindberg:

    Friendship can only exist between persons with similar interests and points of view. Man and woman by the conventions of society are born with different interests and different points of view.

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