The lifeguard is skilled at running plus swimming.
- The definition of plus is added to, or more than.
- An example of plus used as an adjective is the "plus sign" which is this: +
- An example of plus used as an adjective is in the phrase "invited with a plus one," which means the invited person with a guest.
- Plus is defined as and, or in addition.
An example of plus used as an adverb is in the sentence, "He loves running plus swimming."
- Plus means and, or in addition.
An example of plus used as a conjunction is in the sentence, "We ate the ice cream, plus the cake."
- Plus is defined as a plus sign, or is defined as something added that is positive.
- An example of a plus is +
- An example of a plus are extra cookies in a box.
- added to: 2 plus 2 equals 4
- increased by; in addition to: salary plus bonus
- Informal with the addition of: he returned wiser and plus $300
Origin of plusL, more from Indo-European an unverified form pl?yos, comparative of an unverified form pelu-, much from base an unverified form pel- from source full
- indicating or involving addition: a plus sign
- positive: a plus quantity
- somewhat more than the full value of: used after a letter grade: a grade of B plus
- involving extra gain or advantage: plus sales, a plus factor
- Informal to a great extent or degree; and more; and then some: used postpositively: she has personality plus
- Bot. designating one of two strains of certain fungi and algae which only mate with the opposite (minus) strain
- Elec. positive: the plus terminal
nounpl. plus′es or plus′ses
- a plus sign
- an added or favorable quantity or thing
- a positive quantity
- Mathematics Increased by the addition of: Two plus two is four.
- Added to; along with: Their strength plus their spirit makes them formidable. Intelligence plus wit makes for an interesting person.
- Usage Problem And: “[He] is a committed man, plus he has imagination, vitality and national stature” ( Merv Griffin )
- Positive or on the positive part of a scale: a plus value; a temperature of plus five degrees.
- Added or extra: a plus benefit.
- Informal Increased to a further degree or number: “At 70 plus, [he] is old enough to be metaphysical” ( Anatole Broyard )
- Ranking on the higher end of a designated scale: a grade of C plus.
- Physics Positive.
nounpl. plus·es, or plus·ses
- Mathematics The plus sign (+).
- A positive quantity.
- A favorable condition or factor: The clear weather was a plus for the golf tournament.
Origin of plusLatin plūs more ; see pelə-1 in Indo-European roots.
Usage Note: When mathematical equations are pronounced as English sentences, the verb is usually in the singular: Two plus two is (or equals ) four. By the same token, subjects containing two noun phrases joined by plus are usually construed as singular: The construction slowdown plus the bad weather has made for a weak market. This observation has led some to argue that in these sentences, plus functions as a preposition meaning “in addition to.” But if this were true, the plus phrase could be moved to the beginning of the sentence. Clearly, this is not the case—we do not say Plus the bad weather, the construction slowdown has made for a weak market. It makes more sense to view plus in these uses as a conjunction that joins two subjects into a single entity requiring a single verb by notional agreement, just as and does in the sentence Chips and beans is her favorite appetizer. • The use of plus introducing an independent clause has long been considered infelicitous, if not wrong. But a clear majority of the Usage Panel accepts it. In our 2009 survey, 67 percent accepted the example He has a lot of personal charm. Plus, he knows what he's doing. Some 63 percent accepted an example expressing negative judgment: We were a terrible team. Plus, we had bad uniforms.
- sum of the previous one and the following one.
- Two plus two equals four.
- A water molecule is made up of two hydrogen atoms plus one of oxygen.
- (colloquial) with; having in addition
- I've won a holiday to France plus five hundred Euros' spending money!
- and also; in addition
- Let's go home now, it's late, plus I'm not feeling too well.
(plural pluses or plusses)
(third-person singular simple present pluses or plusses, present participle plusing or plussing, simple past and past participle plused or plussed)
From Latin plus (“more”).