Verb AND Definition and Examples



Definition as verb:

(logic, transitive) To combine (a value) with another value by means of this operator.

More definition:

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


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.Informal. to (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.1
1.(used to connect alternatives), He felt that he was being forced to choose between his career and his family.1

2.(used to introduce a comment on the preceding clause), They don't like each other—and with good reason.1

3.Archaic. if, and you please. Compare an2 .
1 added condition, stipulation, detail, or particular, He accepted the job, no ands or buts about it.1

5.conjunction (def 5b).

6.and so forth, and the like; and others; et cetera, We discussed traveling, sightseeing, and so forth.1

7.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.a Boolean operator that returns a positive result when both operands are positive.

1. along with; in addition to, boys and girls

2. as a consequence, he fell down and cut his knee

3. afterwards, we pay the man and go through that door

4. preceded by good or nice. (intensifier), the sauce is good and thick

5. plus, two and two equals four

6. used to join identical words or phrases to give emphasis or indicate repetition or continuity, better and better, we ran and ran, it rained and rained

7. used to join two identical words or phrases to express a contrast between instances of what is named, there are jobs and jobs

8. (informal) used in place of to in infinitives after verbs such as try, go, and come, try and see it my way

9. an obsolete word for if and it please you Informal spellings an, an', 'n noun

10. (usually pl) an additional matter or problem, ifs, ands, or buts Usage noteThe use of and instead of to after try and wait is typical of spoken language, but should be avoided in any writing which is not informal, We must try to prevent (not try and prevent) this happening Word OriginOld English and; related to Old Frisian anda, Old Saxon ande, Old High German anti, Sanskrit atha AND abbreviation
1. Andorra (international car registration) Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollinsPublishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Cite This Source
Old English and, ond, originally meaning "thereupon, next," from Proto-Germanic *unda (cf. Old Saxon endi, Old Frisian anda, Middle Dutch ende, Old High German enti, German und, Old Norse enn), from PIE *en; cognate with Latin ante, Greek anti (see ante). Phrase and how as an exclamation of emphatic agreement dates from early 1900s.

1. Andorra (international vehicle ID)

2. Andromeda The American Heritage® Abbreviations Dictionary, Third EditionCopyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved. Cite This Source


He parked the truck in front of the house and headed down the hill.

At some point, that stopped bugging her and became an attraction.

She stopped, sucking her breath in sharply and glanced around.

Reluctantly she pulled away, her pulse and respiration in a race.

The boy laughed cheerfully and jumped out.

With a wild neigh of terror the animal fell bodily into the pit, drawing the buggy and its occupants after him.

Dorothy sighed and commenced to breathe easier.

As they were passing through a grove of small trees, they heard a great fluttering over their heads and a feeble chirping in the grass by the roadside.

He got down from his horse and very gently took the little ones up in his big warm hands.

He stooped and picked up a bird's nest that had fallen upon the ground.

He leaped into the saddle, and away he dashed with his officers close behind him.

The speech he gave in September 1962, announcing that goal, spent a good amount of time justifying the expense and explaining the urgency.

They may have missed on specifics (such as each of us owning a personal jet pack and a flying car) but in general were dead-on.

I am not ignoring that the world is full of extreme and unacceptable want and misery.

He married Lucy Helen Everett, who belonged to the same family of Everetts as Edward Everett and Dr. Edward Everett Hale.

Such a house my father built after the Civil War, and when he married my mother they went to live in it.

The little porch was hidden from view by a screen of yellow roses and Southern smilax.

It was called "Ivy Green" because the house and the surrounding trees and fences were covered with beautiful English ivy.

Better if they had been born in the open pasture and suckled by a wolf, that they might have seen with clearer eyes what field they were called to labor in.

How many a poor immortal soul have I met well-nigh crushed and smothered under its load, creeping down the road of life, pushing before it a barn seventy-five feet by forty, its Augean stables never cleansed, and one hundred acres of land, tillage, mowing, pasture, and woodlot!

Most men, even in this comparatively free country, through mere ignorance and mistake, are so occupied with the factitious cares and superfluously coarse labors of life that its finer fruits cannot be plucked by them.

Well, Prince, so Genoa and Lucca are now just family estates of the Buonapartes.

He spoke in that refined French in which our grandfathers not only spoke but thought, and with the gentle, patronizing intonation natural to a man of importance who had grown old in society and at court.

I confess all these festivities and fireworks are becoming wearisome.

Anna Pavlovna Scherer on the contrary, despite her forty years, overflowed with animation and impulsiveness.

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