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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.

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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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. Real Live Preacher, RealLivePreacher.com Weblog, February 13, 2003:

    EVERY path may lead you to God, even the weird ones. Most of us are on a journey. We're looking for something, though we're not always sure what that is. The way is foggy much of the time. I suggest you slow down and follow some of the side roads that appear suddenly in the mist.

  2. Dennis Muilenburg:

    We know we do have work to do to earn and re-earn that trust and we will.

  3. Vipin Narang:

    It is Japan that is most threatened, and probably the primary target of such a capability, so openly acknowledging it underscores Tokyo's acute fears that North Korea's nuclear program continues to grow unabated with no foreseeable plan to slow its growth, let alone eliminate them.

  4. Sophocles, Antigone:

    There is no happiness where there is no wisdom;No wisdom but in submission to the gods.Big words are always punished,And proud men in old age learn to be wise.

  5. Hosea Ballou:

    Suspicion is far more to be wrong than right; more often unjust than just. It is no friend to virtue, and always an enemy to happiness.

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