(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.
added to; plus:
2 and 2 are 4.
He read for an hour and went to bed.
also, at the same time:
to sleep and dream.
then again; repeatedly:
He coughed and coughed.
(used to imply different qualities in things having the same name):
There are bargains and bargains, so watch out.
(used to introduce a sentence, implying continuation) also; then:
And then it happened.
Informal. to (used between two finite verbs):
Try and do it. Call and see if she’s home yet.
(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.
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.
(used to connect alternatives):
He felt that he was being forced to choose between his career and his family.
(used to introduce a comment on the preceding clause):
They don’t like each other—and with good reason.
and you please.
Compare 2 .
an added condition, stipulation, detail, or particular:
He accepted the job, no ands or buts about it.
and so forth, and the like; and others; et cetera:
We discussed traveling, sightseeing, and so forth.
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.
along with; in addition to: boys and girls
as a consequence: he fell down and cut his knee
afterwards: we pay the man and go through that door
preceded by good or nice. (intensifier): the sauce is good and thick
plus: two and two equals four
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
used to join two identical words or phrases to express a contrast between instances of what is named: there are jobs and jobs
(informal) used in place of to in infinitives after verbs such as try, go, and come: try and see it my way
an obsolete word for if and it please you Informal spellings an, an’, ‘n
(usually pl) an additional matter or problem: ifs, ands, or buts
Andorra (international car registration)
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.
The second of two items that normally go together (Lunch counter) •”Coffee and” means ”coffee and doughnuts,” ”ham and” means ”ham and eggs,” etc
Andorra (international vehicle ID)
a mountain range in W South America, extending about 4500 miles (7250 km) from N Colombia and Venezuela S to Cape Horn. Highest peak, Aconcagua, 22,834 feet (6960 meters). Contemporary Examples From the Andes to dinner tables in the U.S., quinoa has come a long, flavorful way to prominence in the grain family. The Perfect […]
- Andes lightning
an electrical discharge of the corona type, occurring over mountains when the atmosphere is electrically disturbed.
a mineral, intermediate in the plagioclase feldspar group, having a play of colors and usually found as crystals in igneous rocks. Historical Examples These intermediate members are the lime-soda felspars known as oligoclase, andesine, labradorite and bytownite. Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 2 Various noun a feldspar mineral of the plagioclase series consisting […]
a dark-colored volcanic rock composed essentially of plagioclase feldspar and one or more mafic minerals, as hornblende or biotite. Historical Examples M. Dubois discovered these remains in the island of Java in andesite tufa of Pliocene or at least early Pleistocene age. The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia Frank Evers Beddard Surface eruption of […]