What does plus mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. asset, plusnoun

    a useful or valuable quality

  2. summation, addition, plusadjective

    the arithmetic operation of summing; calculating the sum of two or more numbers

    "the summation of four and three gives seven"; "four plus three equals seven"

  3. plusadjective

    on the positive side or higher end of a scale

    "a plus value"; "temperature of plus 5 degrees"; "a grade of C plus"

  4. plus, positiveadjective

    involving advantage or good

    "a plus (or positive) factor"


  1. plusnoun

    A positive quantity.

  2. plusnoun

    An asset or useful addition.

    He is a real plus to the team.

  3. plusnoun

    A plus sign: +.

  4. plusadjective

    Being positive rather than negative or zero.

    -2 * -2 = +4 ("minus 2 times minus 2 equals plus four")

  5. plusadjective

    Positive, or involving advantage.

    He is a plus factor.

  6. plusadjective

    Electrically positive.

    A battery has both a plus pole and a minus pole.

  7. plusconjunction

    sum of the previous one and the following one.

  8. plusconjunction

    with; having in addition

    I've won a holiday to France plus five hundred Euros' spending money!

  9. plusconjunction

    and also; in addition

    Let's go home now, it's late, plus I'm not feeling too well.

  10. Etymology: From plus.


  1. plus

    Plus is a mathematical term that represents the operation of addition, often denoted by the symbol (+). It combines two numbers or quantities into a single sum. Plus can also indicate a positive state or condition, or emphasize an additional advantage or positive aspect of something.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Plusadjective

    more, required to be added; positive, as distinguished from negative; -- opposed to minus

  2. Plusadjective

    hence, in a literary sense, additional; real; actual

  3. Etymology: [L., more; akin to Gr. , , and E. full. See Full, a., and cf. Pi, Pleonasm.]


  1. Plus

    Plus is an interbank network that covers all Visa credit, debit, and prepaid cards, as well as ATM cards issued by various banks worldwide. Currently, there are one million Plus-linked ATMs in 170 countries worldwide. Plus cards can be linked in the following ways: as a standalone network, linked with a local interbank network and/or linked with any Visa product displaying the Visa flag on the front. Currently, there are 144 million proprietary Plus cards, not including a number of cards which have Plus as a secondary network. Plus is widely used as a local interbank network most common in the United States where networks such as STAR, NYCE and Pulse also compete. It is also used in Canada, though it is significantly smaller than Interac there, and in places such as India and Indonesia where there are many interbank networks. The main competitor of Plus is Cirrus, which is offered by Visa rival MasterCard.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Plus

    plus, adj. more: to be added: positive.—n. the sign (+) prefixed to positive quantities, and set between quantities or numbers to be added together: the sign of addition—opp. to Minus. [L. plus, more.]

Editors Contribution

  1. plusnoun

    A plural programming leader in a book used by a speaker to refer to himself or herself and one or more other people as the objective of a verb or preposition. 1.) With the addition of being together with positive ones better than before an advantage.

    Man and woman together as husband and wife equals up to be a plus in God's eyes.

    Etymology: Blessing

    Submitted by Tehorah_Elyon on April 9, 2024  

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'plus' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1757

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'plus' in Written Corpus Frequency: #657

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of plus in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of plus in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of plus in a Sentence

  1. Keri Peterson:

    Plus, the sanitization of trains and airplanes is not very thorough, so surfaces are more likely to harbor germs.

  2. Lawrence Hashish:

    Plus, he added, the gun was a fake. There’s no evidence and the government can not prove it’s a real gun, lawrence Hashish would know better than to put Lawrence Hashish in that position with a real gun, but Lawrence Hashish felt that since this was fake it would mean nothing. Lawrence Hashish had nothing to worry about. It’s like having a water pistol.

  3. Andrew Kitson:

    They got the balance right, they have decided that two new players plus a state-owned incumbent is sufficient to create a level playing field, a competitive market.

  4. Christina Aguilera:

    Oh my goodness. Thank you so much for having me tonight. I’m so honored and so grateful. And thank you for your love and support over the last 20-plus years. You’re my family. I’m so happy to always give a voice or try to [give one to] anyone that feels like they’re suppressed or outcast.

  5. Kristen Wiig:

    Girls can usually tell when you're making a face, plus 'Blue Steel' it's not a look to take lightly. There's a lot of power.

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