more by the addition of; increased by:
ten plus two is twelve.
with the addition of; with:
He had wealth plus fame.
involving or noting addition.
a plus quantity.
more (by a certain amount).
Electricity. pertaining to or characterized by positive electricity:
the plus terminal.
Mycology. (in heterothallic fungi) designating, in the absence of morphological differentiation, one of the two strains of mycelia that unite in the sexual process.
having a certain quality to an unusual degree:
He has personality plus.
noun, plural pluses, plusses.
a plus quantity.
a surplus or gain.
Informal. also; and; furthermore:
A bicycle is cheaper than a car, plus it doesn’t pollute the air.
in addition; besides.
pluses and minuses, the good and bad points of something; the advantages and disadvantages; the :
She spent hours listing the pluses and minuses of each of the apartments she had looked at, trying to narrow down her choices.
[ne ploo s oo l-trah; English nee pluhs uhl-truh, ney] /ˈnɛ ˌplʊs ˈʊl trɑ; English ˈni ˌplʌs ˈʌl trə, ˈneɪ/
the highest point; acme.
the most intense degree of a quality or state.
noun, Older Use (in Western U.S. and Canada) .
a beaver skin, especially one of prime quality.
increased by the addition of: four plus two (written 4 + 2)
with or with the addition of: a good job, plus a new car
(prenominal) Also positive. indicating or involving addition: a plus sign
another word for positive (sense 8), positive (sense 9)
on the positive part of a scale or coordinate axis: a value of +x
indicating the positive side of an electrical circuit
involving positive advantage or good: a plus factor
(postpositive) (informal) having a value above that which is stated or expected: she had charm plus
(postpositive) slightly above a specified standard on a particular grade or percentage: he received a B+ rating on his essay
(botany) designating the strain of fungus that can only undergo sexual reproduction with a minus strain
short for plus sign
a positive quantity
(informal) something positive or to the good
a gain, surplus, or advantage
/ˈneɪ ˈplʊs ˈʊltrɑː/
the extreme or perfect point or state
(formerly in Canada) a beaver skin used as a standard unit of value in the fur trade
variant spellings of plew
people like us
1570s, the oral rendering of the arithmetical sign +, from Latin plus “more, in greater number, more often” (comparative of multus “much”), altered (by influence of minus) from *pleos, from PIE *pele- (1) “to fill” (see poly-).
As a preposition, between two numbers to indicate addition, from 1660s. [Barnhart writes that this sense “did not exist in Latin and probably originated in commercial language of the Middle Ages.”] Placed after a whole number to indicate “and a little more,” it is attested from 1902. As a conjunction, “and,” it is American English colloquial, attested from 1968. As a noun meaning “an advantage” from 1791. Plus fours (1921) were four inches longer in the leg than standard knickerbockers, to produce an overhang, originally a style associated with golfers. The plus sign itself has been well-known since at least late 15c. and is perhaps an abbreviation of Latin et (see et cetera).
“utmost limit to which one can go,” Latin, literally “no more beyond;” the motto traditionally inscribed on the Pillars of Hercules.
Admirable and fitting; discriminating: The wife admires their living room (”Very PLU, people like us”)
[1970+; fr people like us]
Late 60’s. Machine-oriented systems language used internally by Univac.
Common: ITU-T: plus; add. Rare: cross; INTERCAL: intersection.
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- Plus cyclophoria
plus cyclophoria n. See excyclophoria.
[pluhs] /plʌs/ preposition 1. more by the addition of; increased by: ten plus two is twelve. 2. with the addition of; with: He had wealth plus fame. adjective 3. involving or noting addition. 4. positive: a plus quantity. 5. more (by a certain amount). 6. Electricity. pertaining to or characterized by positive electricity: the plus […]
[pluhsh] /plʌʃ/ noun 1. a fabric, as of silk, cotton, or wool, whose pile is more than ⅛ inch (0.3 cm) high. adjective, plusher, plushest. 2. expensively or showily luxurious: the plushest hotel in town. 3. abundantly rich; lush; luxuriant: plush, rolling lawns. /plʌʃ/ noun 1. adjective 2. (informal) Also plushy. lavishly appointed; rich; costly […]
[pluhsh-ee] /ˈplʌʃ i/ adjective, plushier, plushiest. 1. of, relating to, or resembling . 2. Informal. characterized by luxury, wealth, or ease: a plushy resort. adjective Luxurious; stylish; costly: a swank, plush, exclusive cabaret club/ singer Ella Logan at the plushy Casablanca (1927+) noun : All the plush in the world won’t tidy up his vulgar […]