plus

18 ENTRIES FOUND:

1plus

adjective \ˈpləs\

: having a value that is above zero

—used after a number to indicate a range greater than that number

Full Definition of PLUS

1
:  algebraically positive
2
:  having, receiving, or being in addition to what is anticipated
3
a :  falling high in a specified range <a grade of C plus>
b :  greater than that specified
c :  possessing a specified quality to a high degree
4
:  electrically positive
5
:  relating to or being a particular one of the two mating types that are required for successful fertilization in sexual reproduction in some lower plantlike organisms (as a fungus)

Origin of PLUS

Latin, adverb, more, from neuter of plur-, plus, adjective; akin to Greek pleion more, Latin plenus full — more at full
First Known Use: 1579

Rhymes with PLUS

2plus

noun

: something that is useful or helpful

plural plus·es \ˈplə-səz\ also plus·ses

Full Definition of PLUS

1
:  plus sign
2
:  an added quantity
3
:  a positive factor or quality
4
:  surplus

Examples of PLUS

  1. The apartment isn't perfect, but the fact that it has new appliances is a plus.
  2. The job doesn't pay well, but the convenient hours are a definite plus.

First Known Use of PLUS

1654

3plus

preposition

—used to indicate that one number or amount is being added to another

: and also : as well as

Full Definition of PLUS

1
:  increased by :  with the addition of <four plus five> <principal plus interest>
2
:  besides —used chiefly in speech and casual writing <plus all this, as a sedative it has no equal — Groucho Marx>

Examples of PLUS

  1. The hotel has two restaurants, plus a bar and a swimming pool.

First Known Use of PLUS

1668

4plus

conjunction

: in addition

Full Definition of PLUS

1
:  and <eats alone, a hot beef sandwich plus a BLT plus apple pie — Garrison Keillor>
2
:  in addition to which <it's also pretty on my open shelves, plus it smells good — Nikki Giovanni>

Usage Discussion of PLUS

The preposition plus has long been used with a meaning equivalent to and (as in two plus two); people have come to use plus as a conjunction much like and. Sense 2 is considered to be an adverb by some. It is used chiefly in speech and in informal writing.

Examples of PLUS

  1. He works a full-time job during the day, plus he goes to school at night.
  2. I enjoy gardening, plus it's good exercise.

First Known Use of PLUS

circa 1950

plus

adjective \ˈpləs\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PLUS

: relating to or being a particular one of the two mating types that are required for successful fertilization in sexual reproduction in some lower plants (as a fungus)—compare minus

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