Definition for And (&)

and (&), conj. [OE and, mutual relation of notions and propositions; coordinating conjunction.]

  1. Besides; also; furthermore; along with; in addition to; [connecting between each one of the words in a series; polysyndeton.]
  2. [As a transition device to begin a new or related idea.]
  3. [Connecting a pair of words or phrases.]
  4. [Connecting coordinate clauses or compound sentences.]
  5. [Connecting between the last two items in a list.]
  6. [As an ampersand symbol: “&”.]
  7. [Connecting the same word in repetition for emphasis.]
  8. [Connecting a post-position modifier.]
  9. Phrase. “And then”: Subsequently; following that.

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