from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- conj. Mathematics Increased by the addition of: Two plus two is four.
- conj. Added to; along with: Their strength plus their spirit makes them formidable. Intelligence plus wit makes for an interesting person.
- conj. Usage Problem And: "[He] is a committed man, plus he has imagination, vitality and national stature” ( Merv Griffin).
- adj. Positive or on the positive part of a scale: a plus value; a temperature of plus five degrees.
- adj. Added or extra: a plus benefit.
- adj. Informal Increased to a further degree or number: "At 70 plus, [he] is old enough to be metaphysical” ( Anatole Broyard).
- adj. Ranking on the higher end of a designated scale: a grade of C plus.
- adj. Physics Positive.
- n. Mathematics The plus sign (+).
- n. A positive quantity.
- n. A favorable condition or factor: The clear weather was a plus for the golf tournament.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- conj. sum of the previous one and the following one.
- conj. with; having in addition
- conj. and also; in addition
- n. A positive quantity.
- n. An asset or useful addition.
- n. A plus sign: +.
- adj. Being positive rather than negative or zero.
- adj. Positive, or involving advantage.
- adj. Electrically positive.
- v. To add; to subject to addition.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. More, required to be added; positive, as distinguished from negative; -- opposed to
- adj. Hence, in a literary sense, additional; real; actual.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- More (by a certain amount); increased (by a specified addition): followed by a noun as an apparent object (a preposition, by, to be supplied): as, the interest plus the disbursements amounts to so much; 6 plus 9 is 15: in this and the next two uses correlative to minus.
- More than nothing; belonging to the positive side, as of an account; above zero, or above the lowest point of positive reckoning: as, a plus quantity in an equation (that is, one having the plus sign, or when initial having no sign, before it).
- Marking more than zero; positive: as, the plus sign.
- In etymology, in composition with; with the addition of (the word or element following): expressed, as in mathematics, by the sign + (see the etymologies in this work). The same sign is occasionally used to indicate cognate or related forms
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the arithmetic operation of summing; calculating the sum of two or more numbers
- n. a useful or valuable quality
- adj. involving advantage or good
- adj. on the positive side or higher end of a scale
Latin plūs, more.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin plus ("more"). (Wiktionary)