from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- And other unspecified things of the same class; and so forth.
- n. A number of unspecified persons or things.
- n. Additional odds and ends; extras.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- And the rest, and the others; to complete a list.
- And so forth; to indicate missing information, often well known.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- Others of the like kind; and the rest; and so on; -- used to point out that other things which could be mentioned are to be understood. Usually abbreviated into etc. or &c. (&c.)
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. And others; and so forth; and so on: generally used when a number of individuals of a class have been specified, to indicate that more of the same sort might have been mentioned, but for shortness are omitted: as, stimulants comprise brandy, rum, whisky, wine, beer, etcetera.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. additional unspecified odds and ends; more of the same
- adv. continuing in the same way
Then he whispers a few words of Shi which, though coarser, are oddly reminiscent of those spoken by the little gentleman at the trattoria in Battersea: God give me strength to address this son of an arse hole et cetera and of course I give no indication whatever of understanding this, preferring to make a few innocent doodles on my notepad.
Her inspection of me complete, she took my hand and led me on a tour of the room, the apparent purpose of which was to link me to my possessions: Aunt Imelda's locket, my father's missal, et cetera and because a degree nurse doesn't miss a trick where her patient is concerned the vacant nearly-white mark on the third finger of my left hand.
Why, as the patriarchs of old, I pass the days in the fields, among horses and oxen, sheep, cows, bulls, and sows, et cetera pecora campi.
Qui de astrorum cursibus vitam hominum et gesta perquirunt, qui volatus avium et cetera huiusmodi, quae in saeculo prius observabantur, inquirunt, de Jericho anathema inferunt in ecclesiam, et polluunt castra domini et vinci faciunt populum dei” (“Those who, even though they are
These boards or departments would have to study all the causes which go to make the community's producing power inconstant — such as failure of crops, drouths, et cetera — and so to direct the energy of the community that equilibrium between its production and consumption might still be maintained.
Qui de astrorum cursibus vitam hominum et gesta perquirunt, qui volatus avium et cetera huiusmodi, quae in saeculo prius observabantur, inquirunt, de Jericho anathema inferunt in ecclesiam, et polluunt castra domini et vinci faciunt populum dei: