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conjunction \ən(d), (ˈ)an(d), usually ən(d) after t, d, s or z, often əm after p or b, sometimes əŋ after k or g\

Simple Definition of and

  • —used to join words or groups of words

  • : added to : plus

  • —used to describe an action that is repeated or that occurs for a long time

Full Definition of and

  1. 1 —used as a function word to indicate connection or addition especially of items within the same class or type ; used to join sentence elements of the same grammatical rank or function

  2. 2 a —used as a function word to express logical modification, consequence, antithesis, or supplementary explanation b —used as a function word to join one finite verb (as go, come, try) to another so that together they are logically equivalent to an infinitive of purpose <come and see me>

  3. 3 obsolete :  if

  4. 4 —used in logic to form a conjunction

and so forthplay \ən-ˈsō-ˌfȯrth\
  1. 1 :  and others or more of the same or similar kind

  2. 2 :  further in the same or similar manner

  3. 3 :  and the rest

  4. 4 :  and other things

and so onplay \ən-ˈsō-ˌȯn, -ˌän\
  1. :  and so forth

Examples of and

  1. 2 and 2 equals 4.

Origin of and

Middle English, from Old English; akin to Old High German unti and

First Known Use: before 12th century


noun \ˈand\

Definition of AND

  1. :  a logical operator that requires both of two inputs to be present or two conditions to be met for an output to be made or a statement to be executed


First Known Use of and


AND Defined for Kids


conjunction \ənd, and\

Definition of and

  1. 1 :  added to <2 and 2 make 4>

  2. 2 :  as well as <ice cream and cake> <strong and healthy>

  3. 3 —used to describe an action that is repeated or that occurs for a long time <The dog barked and barked.>

  4. 4 —used to indicate the purpose of an action <Please try and call.>

and so forth
  1. :  and others or more of the same kind <He collects model cars, trains, planes, and so forth.>

and so on
  1. :  and so forth <Young cats are called kittens, young dogs are puppies, and so on.>

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