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.
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
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).
noun, Surveying. 1. a backsight used in leveling.
noun, Arithmetic. 1. the symbol (+) indicating summation or a positive quality. noun 1. the symbol +, indicating addition or positive quantity
[pluhs-sahyz] /ˈplʌsˌsaɪz/ noun 1. an extra-large size category of clothing, especially for women. 2. a garment or person of this size.
noun, Stock Exchange. 1. (def 2).