and

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 \
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 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 (such as go, come, try) to another so that together they are logically equivalent to an infinitive of purpose
  • come and see me
3 obsolete : if
4 used in logic to form a conjunction
and so forth play \ən-ˈsō-ˌfȯrth\
1 : and others or more of the same or similar kind
2 : further in the same or similar manner
3 : and the rest
4 : and other things
and so on play \ən-ˈsō-ˌȯn, -ˌän\
: and so forth

Examples of and in a Sentence

  1. 2 and 2 equals 4.

Origin and Etymology of and

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

AND

noun \ ˈand \
: 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

1946

in the meaning defined above

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AND Defined for English Language Learners

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


AND Defined for Kids

and

conjunction \ ənd , and \
1 : added to
  • 2 and 2 make 4
2 : as well as
  • ice cream and cake
  • strong and healthy
3 used to describe an action that is repeated or that occurs for a long time
  • The dog barked and barked.
4 used to indicate the purpose of an action
  • Please try and call.
and so forth
: and others or more of the same kind
  • He collects model cars, trains, planes, and so forth.
and so on
: and so forth
  • Young cats are called kittens, young dogs are puppies, and so on.


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