And meaning

ənd, ən; ănd when stressed
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Together with or along with; in addition to; as well as. Used to connect words, phrases, or clauses that have the same grammatical function in a construction.
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As well as other kinds of.

There are painters and painters, my friend.

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(informal) To. Used between finite verbs, such as go, come, try, write, or see:

Try and find it; come and see.

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Then; following this.

She drove to the store and bought groceries.

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(informal) To.

Try and understand.

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Andante.
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Andorra.
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Andorran.
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But; yet; in contrast.

Vegetable oil is digestible and mineral oil is not.

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Plus; added to.

6 and 2 equals 8

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Then again; then in addition.

We talked and talked.

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(no longer productive) A noun suffix, usually denoting agency, similar to -er.
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Added to; plus.

Two and two makes four.

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(archaic) If.

And it please you.

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An addition or stipulation.

The offer is final—no ifs, ands, or buts.

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A logical operator that returns a true value only if both operands are true.
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In addition; also; as well as.

Apples and pears; a red and white dress; he begged and borrowed.

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As a consequence or result.

He told her and she wept.

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(archaic) Then.

And it came to pass.

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(obs.) If.
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A Boolean logic operation that is true if both inputs are true. See AND-OR-NOT.
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(astronomy) Andromeda Constellation.
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(astronomy) Andromeda Galaxy.
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(astronomy) Andromedae.
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(astronomy) Andromeda.
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(Now chiefly dialectal, Scotland) Used to form the present participle of verbs, equivalent to -ing.

Livand, nurischand, ravand, snipand.

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(rare or no longer productive) A suffix of Anglo-Saxon origin forming adjectives from verbs analogous to -ing.
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A suffix forming nouns denoting patients or recipients of actions, such as compiland.
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(no longer productive) A prefix of Old English origin meaning "against", "back", "in return", "away", represented in Modern English by a-, an-, on-, and in altered form by the reverse-action prefix un- (i.e. unbuckle). Also as the initial letter d in dread (< Old English ondrǣdan).
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And is used to express also, in addition, moreover, then, besides, at the same time and plus.

An example of and is four and nine equals 13.

An example of and is "She went to the grocery store, at the same time she bought an ice cream cone."

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Used to indicate result.

Give the boy a chance, and he might surprise you.

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and so forth
  • And other unspecified things of the same class:
    Bought groceries, went to the bank, picked up the dry cleaning, and so forth.
  • Further in the same manner.
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(informal) and then some
  • With considerably more in addition:
    This project will take all our skill and then some.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of and

  • Middle English from Old English en in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From and

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English and-, ond-, from Old English and-, ond- (“against, back”), from Proto-Germanic *and-, *anda-, *andi- (“across, opposite, against, away”), from Proto-Indo-European *anta, *anti (“across, forth”), from Proto-Indo-European *ant- (“forehead, foreside, end, limit”). Cognate with Dutch ont-, German ant-, ent-, emp-, Icelandic and-, Gothic - (and-), Latin ante (“before”), Ancient Greek ἀντί (anti, “against”).

    From Wiktionary

  • From Middle English -and, -end, -ant, -nd, from Old English -ende, -ande, present participle ending of verbs, and Old English -end, -nd, agent ending, both from Proto-Germanic *-andz (present participle suffix), from Proto-Indo-European *-anto-. More at -ing.

    From Wiktionary

  • From Latin gerundive termination -andus, -endus. More at -end.

    From Wiktionary