- Andorra (international car registration)
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
unstressed ənd, ən, or, esp. after t, n, or d, n), conj.
- (used to connect words, phrases, or clauses) with, as well as, or in addition to:pens and pencils.
- added to;
plus: 2 and 2 are 4.
after that: He finished and went to bed.
at the same time: to sleep and dream.
- Informal. (used instead of to between two verbs) to: Try and do it (= Try to do it).
- (used to introduce a result of what comes before it) then;
as a result: Study hard and you will pass this test (= If you study hard, then you will pass this test).
on the contrary: He tried to run five miles and couldn't.
- (used to suggest or imply that there are differences in things that have the same name): There are bargains and bargains, so watch out. (= Some things are truly bargains, but other things, that seem like bargains, are not really so.)
- [usually plural] an added or extra condition, rule, or item: She clearly succeeded, no ifs, ands, or buts about it.
- Idioms and so forth or so on, and more of the same or similar kind:first, second, third, and so forth.
- (used to connect grammatically coordinate words, phrases, or clauses) along or together with;
as well as;
in addition to;
moreover:pens and pencils.
- added to;
plus:2 and 2 are 4.
- then: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.
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.
- [Archaic.]if:and you please.Cf. an2.
- and so forth, and the like;
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.
- an added condition, stipulation, detail, or particular:He accepted the job, no ands or buts about it.
- Philosophyconjunction (def. 5b).
- bef. 900; Middle English; Old English and, ond; cognate with Old Saxon, Old High German ant, Old Frisian, Gothic and, Icelandic and-; akin to German und, Dutch en, Sanskrit anti
- Both and and but, and to a lesser extent or and so, are common as transitional words at the beginnings of sentences in all types of speech and writing:General Jackson thought the attack would come after darkness. And he was right.Any objection to this practice probably stems from the overuse of such sentences by inexperienced writers. When one of these words begins a sentence or an independent clause within a sentence, it is not followed by a comma unless the comma is one of a pair setting off a parenthetical element that follows:John is popular, and he seems to be well adjusted. But, appearances to the contrary, he is often depressed.See also and/or, et cetera, try.
AND (and),USA pronunciation n.
- 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
- 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
- indicating a person or thing that is to be dealt with in a specified way: analysand, dividend, multiplicand