and BrE [ənd] NAmE [ənd] BrE [ən] NAmE [ən] BrE [n] NAmE [n] especially after / [t] / ; / [d] / ; BrE strong form [ænd] AmE strong form [ænd] conjunction
(used to connect words or parts of sentences)
1. also; in addition to
• bread and butter
• a table, two chairs and a desk
• Sue and I left early.
• Do it slowly and carefully.
• Can he read and write?
• I cooked lunch. And I made a cake. (= you are emphasizing how much you have done) When and is used in common phrases connecting two things or people that are closely linked, the determiner is not usually repeated before the second
• a knife and fork
• my father and mother, but
• a knife and a spoon
• my father and my uncle.
2. added to
• 5 and 5 makes 10.
• What's 47 and 16? When numbers (but not dates) are spoken, and is used between the hundreds and the figures that follow
• 2 264— two thousand, two hundred and sixty-four, but
• 1964— nineteen sixty-four.
3. then; following this
• She came in and took her coat off.
4. go, come, try, stay, etc. ~ used before a verb instead of to, to show purpose
• Go and get me a pen please.
• I'll come and see you soon.
• We stopped and bought some bread. In this structure try can only be used in the infinitive or to tell somebody what to do.
5. used to introduce a comment or a question
• ‘We talked for hours.’ ‘And what did you decide?’
6. as a result
• Miss another class and you'll fail.
7. used between repeated words to show that sth is repeated or continuing
• He tried and tried but without success.
• The pain got worse and worse.
8. used between repeated words to show that there are important differences between things or people of the same kind.
• I like city life but there are cities and cities.
see also and/or
[and] Old English and, ond, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch en and German und.
Webster's 1913 Dictionary:
|conj.||1.||A particle which expresses the relation of connection or addition. It is used to conjoin a word with a word, a clause with a clause, or a sentence with a sentence.|
|2.||In order to; - used instead of the infinitival to, especially after try, come, go.|
At least to try and teach the erring soul.
|3.||It is sometimes, in old songs, a mere expletive.|
When that I was and a little tiny boy.
|4.||If; though. See An, conj.|
As they will set an house on fire, and it were but to roast their eggs.
Dictionary of Computing:
|(logic)||AND - (Or "conjunction") The Boolean function which istrue only if all its arguments are true. The truth tablefor the two argument AND function is:|
A | B | A AND B--+---+---------F | F | FF | T | FT | F | FT | T | T
AND is often written as an inverted "V" in texts on logic. Inthe C programming language it is represented by the &&(logical and) operator.
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