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plus

 (plŭs)
conj.
1. Mathematics Increased by the addition of: Two plus two is four.
2. Added to; along with: Their strength plus their spirit makes them formidable. Intelligence plus wit makes for an interesting person.
3. Usage Problem And: "[He] is a committed man, plus he has imagination, vitality and national stature" (Merv Griffin).
adj.
1. Positive or on the positive part of a scale: a plus value; a temperature of plus five degrees.
2. Added or extra: a plus benefit.
3. Informal Increased to a further degree or number: "At 70 plus, [he] is old enough to be metaphysical" (Anatole Broyard).
4. Ranking on the higher end of a designated scale: a grade of C plus.
5. Physics Positive.
6. Plus-size.
n. pl. plus·es or plus·ses
1. Mathematics The plus sign (+).
2. A positive quantity.
3. A favorable condition or factor: The clear weather was a plus for the golf tournament.

[Latin plūs, more; see pelə- in Indo-European roots.]
Usage Note: When mathematical equations are pronounced as English sentences, the verb is usually in the singular: Two plus two is (or equals) four. By the same token, subjects containing two noun phrases joined by plus are usually construed as singular: The construction slowdown plus the bad weather has made for a weak market. This observation has led some to argue that in these sentences, plus functions as a preposition meaning "in addition to." But if this were true, the plus phrase could be moved to the beginning of the sentence. Clearly, this is not the case—we do not say Plus the bad weather, the construction slowdown has made for a weak market. It makes more sense to view plus in these uses as a conjunction that joins two subjects into a single entity requiring a single verb by notional agreement, just as and does in the sentence Chips and beans is her favorite appetizer. · The use of plus introducing an independent clause has long been considered infelicitous, if not wrong. But a clear majority of the Usage Panel accepts it. In our 2009 survey, 67 percent accepted the example He has a lot of personal charm. Plus, he knows what he's doing. Some 63 percent accepted an example expressing negative judgment: We were a terrible team. Plus, we had bad uniforms.

plus

(plʌs)
prep
1. (Mathematics) increased by the addition of: four plus two (written 4 + 2).
2. with or with the addition of: a good job, plus a new car.
adj
3. (Mathematics) (prenominal) Also: positive indicating or involving addition: a plus sign.
4. (Mathematics) another word for positive8, positive9
5. (Mathematics) on the positive part of a scale or coordinate axis: a value of +x.
6. (Electronics) indicating the positive side of an electrical circuit
7. involving positive advantage or good: a plus factor.
8. (postpositive) informal having a value above that which is stated or expected: she had charm plus.
9. (Education) (postpositive) slightly above a specified standard on a particular grade or percentage: he received a B+ rating on his essay.
10. (Botany) botany designating the strain of fungus that can only undergo sexual reproduction with a minus strain
n
11. (Mathematics) short for plus sign
12. (Mathematics) a positive quantity
13. informal something positive or to the good
14. a gain, surplus, or advantage
Mathematical symbol: +
[C17: from Latin: more; compare Greek pleiōn, Old Norse fleiri more, German viel much]
Usage: Plus, together with, and along with do not create compound subjects in the way that and does: the number of the verb depends on that of the subject to which plus, together with, or along with is added: this task, plus all the others, was (not were) undertaken by the government; the doctor, together with the nurses, was (not were) waiting for the patient

plus

(plʌs)

prep., adj., n., pl. plus•es or plus•ses,
conj., adv. prep.
1. increased by: Ten plus two is twelve.
2. in addition to: to have wealth plus fame.
adj.
3. involving or noting addition.
4. positive: on the plus side.
5. more or greater, as in relation to a certain amount or level: A plus for effort.
6. pertaining to or characterized by positive electricity: the plus terminal.
7. of a remarkable degree: She has personality plus.
n.
8. a plus quantity.
10. something additional.
11. a surplus or gain.
conj.
12. also; furthermore: It's safe plus it's economical.
adv.
13. in addition; besides.
[1570–80; < Latin plūs more; akin to Old Norse fleiri, Greek pleíōn more, Old English feolu, fela, German viel, Gothic filu, Old Irish il, Greek polý many]
usage: The relatively new use of plus as a conjunction, although increasing, occurs mainly in informal speech and writing. Many object to this use, and it is still rare in more formal writing.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.plus - a useful or valuable qualityplus - a useful or valuable quality  
quality - an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone; "the quality of mercy is not strained"--Shakespeare
resource - a source of aid or support that may be drawn upon when needed; "the local library is a valuable resource"
advantage, vantage - the quality of having a superior or more favorable position; "the experience gave him the advantage over me"
metier, speciality, specialty, forte, strong point, strong suit, long suit, strength - an asset of special worth or utility; "cooking is his forte"
2.plus - the arithmetic operation of summingplus - the arithmetic operation of summing; calculating the sum of two or more numbers; "the summation of four and three gives seven"; "four plus three equals seven"
arithmetic operation - a mathematical operation involving numbers
Adj.1.plus - on the positive side or higher end of a scale; "a plus value"; "temperature of plus 5 degrees"; "a grade of C plus"
minus - on the negative side or lower end of a scale; "minus 5 degrees"; "a grade of B minus"
2.plus - involving advantage or good; "a plus (or positive) factor"
advantageous - giving an advantage; "a contract advantageous to our country"; "socially advantageous to entertain often"

plus

preposition
1. and, with, added to, coupled with, with the addition of Send a cheque for £18.99 plus £2 for postage and packing.
noun
1. (Informal) advantage, benefit, asset, gain, extra, bonus, perk (Brit. informal), good point, icing on the cake A big plus is that the data can be stored on a PC.
adjective
1. additional, added, extra, positive, supplementary, add-on Accessibility is the other plus point of the borough.
Translations
زائِدزائِد او أعلى منزائِداًعَلامَة الزّائِد
plusnad nulou
plusplustegn
máspositivo(signo) más
plus
plus
összeadásjelplusz
plúsplúsmerkipósitífur, jákvæîur; yfir
・・・を加えて
...을 더하여
pliusas
pluspluszīmepozitīvs, plussaskaitīšanas zīmevirs nulles
nad nulou
inplus
plus
เพิ่มอีก
artıartı işaretiayrıcapozitif
cộng thêm

plus

[plʌs]
A. PREP
1. (Math) → más, y
3 plus 43 más 4
we're plus 500 (Bridge) → tenemos una ventaja de 500 puntos
2. (= in addition to) plus what I have to do alreadyademás de lo que ya tengo que hacer
B. ADJ
1. (Math, Elec) → positivo
a plus factor (fig) → un factor a favor
2. twenty plusveinte y pico, veintitantos
two pounds plusdos libras y algo más, más de dos libras
on earnings of £40,000 plusde un sueldo de 40.000 libras en adelante
C. N
1. (Math) (= plus sign) → signo m (de) más, signo m de sumar
2. (fig) (= advantage) → punto m a favor
that is a plus for himes un punto a su favor
D. CONJ (= moreover) → además
plus we haven't got the moneyademás, no tenemos el dinero
E. CPD plus fours NPLpantalones mpl de golf, pantalones mpl holgados de media pierna
plus sign Nsigno m (de) más, signo m de sumar

plus

[ˈplʌs]
n
(also plus sign) → signe m plus
(= advantage) → avantage m
(= asset) → atout m
Experience in sales is a plus → L'expérience acquise dans la vente est un atout.
conj (= and) → plus
4 plus 3 equals 7 → Quatre plus trois égalent sept.
three children plus a dog → trois enfants plus un chien
adv
(following a number) ten plus (= ten or more) → plus de dix
at 13 plus (= at 13 years of age or over) → à 13 ans accomplis
They take the exams at 13 plus → Ils passent les examens à 13 ans accomplis.
(= also) → de plus
adj [number, amount] → plus plus pointplus fours nplpantalon m (de) golf

plus

prep (= added to, increased by)plus (+dat); (= together with)und (außerdem); the day’s takings were plus £100die Tageseinnahmen lagen um £ 100 höher; plus or minus 10%plus minus 10%
adj
(Math, Elec, fig) a plus figureeine positive Zahl; the plus terminalder Pluspol; a plus factorein Pluspunkt m; on the plus sideauf der Habenseite; plus 10 degrees10 Grad plus or über Null
(= more than) he got B plus in the exam˜ er hat in der Prüfung eine Zwei plus bekommen; 50 pages/hours plus a weekmehr als or über 50 Seiten/Stunden pro Woche; she has personality plussie hat ein gewinnendes Wesen
n (= sign)Pluszeichen nt; (= positive factor)Pluspunkt m; (= extra)Plus nt; if after all the deductions you still finish up with a pluswenn dir nach allen Abzügen noch etwas übrig bleibt

plus

[plʌs]
1. preppiù
2. adj (Math, Elec) → positivo/a
ten/twenty plus → più di dieci/venti
you must be 20 plus → devi avere vent'anni compiuti
a plus factor (fig) → un vantaggio
3. n (Math) (plus sign) → più m inv (fig) (advantage) → vantaggio

plus

(plas) preposition
used to show addition. Two plus three equals five (2 + 3 = 5).
noun
(also plus sign) a sign (+) used to show addition or positive quality.
adjective
positive or more than zero. a plus quantity; The temperature was plus fifteen degrees.

plus

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References in classic literature ?
Adieu, mon ami; je vous souhaiterais un devoir plus agreable a remplir.
The words of some people might generally be written with a minus sign after them, the minus meaning that the personality of the speaker subtracted from, rather than added to, their weight; but Rebecca's words might always have borne the plus sign.
Vous allez m'oublier, et ne plus penser a moi--ni me voir.
Madame Granson, widow of a lieutenant-colonel of artillery killed at Jena, possessed, as her whole means of livelihood, a meagre pension of nine hundred francs a year, and three hundred francs from property of her own, plus a son whose support and education had eaten up all her savings.
The surprise to me is, that you forgot to purchase this ne plus ultra of elegance while in Paris last summer.
Come, speak frankly, mon fils; elle est encore jeune, plus agee que toi peut-etre, mais juste asset pour unir la tendresse d'une petite maman a l'amour d'une epouse devouee; n'est-ce pas que cela t'irait superieurement?
Rien ne va plus," proclaimed the croupier as once more he invited the company to stake, and prepared to turn the wheel.
Such bijou ne plus ultras, replete with all the amenities, do not, as I pointed out to Penfentenyou, transpire outside of England.
He arose in a terrible passion, slouched his funnel down over his eyes, swore a vast oath, uttered a threat of some character which I did not precisely comprehend, and finally made me a low bow and departed, wishing me, in the language of the archbishop in Gil-Blas, "beaucoup de bonheur et un peu plus de bon sens.
Quand un bon vin meuble mon estomac, Je suis plus savant que Balzac - Plus sage que Pibrac ; Mon brass seul faisant l'attaque De la nation Coseaque, La mettroit au sac ; De Charon je passerois le lac, En dormant dans son bac ; J'irois au fier Eac, Sans que mon cœur fit tic ni tac, Présenter du tabac.
The little one (she has a mother somewhere, out of sight, shut up in a closet or a trunk) is a good deal prettier, and, perhaps, on that account elle y met plus de facons.
Here it is--fourteen hundred dollars, plus interest.