Pronunciation: (and; unstressed und, un, or, esp. after a homorganic consonant, n), [key]
1. (used to connect grammatically coordinate words, phrases, or clauses) along or together with; as well as; in addition to; besides; also; moreover: pens and pencils.
2. added to; plus: 2 and 2 are 4.
3. then: He read for an hour and went to bed.
4. also, at the same time: to sleep and dream.
5. then again; repeatedly: He coughed and coughed.
6. (used to imply different qualities in things having the same name): There are bargains and bargains, so watch out.
7. (used to introduce a sentence, implying continuation) also; then: And then it happened.
8. (used between two finite verbs): Try and do it. Call and see if she's home yet.
9. (used to introduce a consequence or conditional result): He felt sick and decided to lie down for a while. Say one more word about it and I'll scream.
10. but; on the contrary: He tried to run five miles and couldn't. They said they were about to leave and then stayed for two more hours.
11. (used to connect alternatives): He felt that he was being forced to choose between his career and his family.
12. (used to introduce a comment on the preceding clause): They don't like each other-- and with good reason.
13. Archaic.if: and you please. Cf. an2.
14. and so forth, and the like; and others; et cetera: We discussed traveling, sightseeing, and so forth.
15. and so on, and more things or others of a similar kind; and the like: It was a summer filled with parties, picnics, and so on.

1. an added condition, stipulation, detail, or particular: He accepted the job, no ands or buts about it.
2. conjunction (def. 5b).


Pronunciation: (and), [key]
a Boolean operator that returns a positive result when both operands are positive.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.


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