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Dictionary Definition

plus adj
1 on the positive side or higher end of a scale; "a plus value"; "temperature of plus 5 degrees"; "a grade of C plus" [ant: minus]
2 involving advantage or good; "a plus (or positive) factor" [syn: positive]

Noun

1 a useful or valuable quality [syn: asset] [ant: liability]
2 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" [syn: summation, addition]

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English

Pronunciation

/plʌs/

Etymology

From plus "more".

Preposition

plus
  1. increased by
    Two plus two equals four.
    A water molecule is made up of two hydrogen atoms plus one of oxygen.
  2. with; having in addition
    I've won a holiday to France plus five hundred Euros' spending money!

Antonyms

Translations

arithmetic: increased by
in addition to

Noun

plus (plural pluses or plusses)
  1. A positive quantity.
  2. An asset or useful addition.
    He is a real plus to the team.
  3. A plus sign: +.

Synonyms

Antonyms

Translations

positive quantity
useful addition
arithmetic: plus sign
See plus sign

Conjunction

plus
  1. and also; in addition
    Let's go home now, it's late, plus I'm not feeling too well.

Synonyms

Translations

  • Icelandic: og
  • Portuguese: mais

Adjective

  1. Being positive rather than negative or zero.
    -2 * -2 = +4 ("minus 2 times minus 2 equals plus four")
  2. Positive, or involving advantage.
    He is a plus factor.
  3. Electrically positive.
    A battery has both a plus pole and a minus pole.

Synonyms

Antonyms

Translations

being positive rather than negative or zero
positive, involving advantage
physics: electrically positive
Translations to be checked

See also

Esperanto

Conjunction

plus
  1. plus.

Finnish

Conjunction

plus
  1. plus.

Synonyms

Antonyms

Derived terms

French

Adverb

plus
  1. more, -er
    Ton voisin est plus moche que mon frère - Your neighbour is uglier than my brother
    J'en veux plus - I want more
  2. no longer, not ... any more
    Tu nexistes plus - You no longer exist or You don't exist any more

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /plyz/; if the case of a liaison, i.e. if followed by an adjective (or an adverb) beginning with a vowel (e.g. tu dois être plus ambitieux)
  • IPA: /ply/; in its positive sense if followed by an adjective (or an adverb) not beginning with a vowel, and always in its negative sense (e.g. il est plus grand que moi, or je n'en peux plus)
  • IPA: /plys/; in its positive sense, when not followed by an adjective or an adverb (e.g. j'en ai plus que toi or avancez un peu plus, s'il vous plait).

Usage notes

  • There may be some difficulty for non-native speakers to detect the negativity or positivity of "plus". The negative sense is generally used with a ne, but sometimes the "ne" is dropped in colloquial speech. Thus in certain cases, some speakers may choose to pronounce the final /s/ of a positive plus (as /plys/) in order to make a distinction.

Noun

  1. the symbol +

Verb form

plus
  1. first-, second-person singular indicative past historic of plaire
  2. masculine plural of plu (past participle of plaire or pleuvoir)

Latin

Noun

plūs neuter singular
  1. (with genitive) more of; comparative of multus
    Plus Ultra : "Further beyond" (motto of the Pillars of Hercules).

Inflection

Irregular but similar to third declension.

Adjective

plūrēs , plūra n p
  1. More; of multus and plural of plūs.

Inflection

Extensive Definition

Plus may refer to:
plus in German: Plus
plus in Spanish: Plus (desambiguación)
plus in Dutch: Plus
plus in Polish: Plus
plus in Russian: Плюс
plus in Yiddish: פלאס

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

above, accessory, add, added, added to, addend, addition, additional, additionally, adjoin, advantage, affix, again, agglutinate, aggrandize, all included, along with, also, altogether, among other things, ancillary, and, and all, and also, and so, annex, another, append, as well, as well as, asset, attach, attended by, au reste, augment, auxiliary, balance, beef up, benefit, beside, besides, beyond, bonus, boost, build, burden, collateral, complicate, compound, conjoin, contributory, coupled with, decorate, dividend, else, en plus, encumber, enlarge, expand, extra, farther, for lagniappe, fresh, further, furthermore, gain, glue on, gratuity, hitch on, in addition, in addition to, in conjunction with, including, inclusive of, infix, inter alia, into the bargain, item, join with, lagniappe, leftover, let alone, likewise, linked to, magnify, margin, minus, more, moreover, negative, new, not to mention, on the side, on top of, ornament, other, over, over and above, overage, overmeasure, overplus, overrun, overset, overstock, oversupply, paste on, plus sign, positive, postfix, pourboire, prefix, profit, put with, remainder, return, saddle with, similarly, slap on, something extra, spare, subjoin, subtotal, suffix, sum, summation, superadd, supernumerary, superpose, supplemental, supplementary, surplus, surplusage, tack on, tag, tag on, then, therewith, tip, to boot, together with, too, total, ulterior, unite with, with, yet
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