And - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ənd|  American pronunciation of the word and
Brit.  |ænd|  British pronunciation of the word and

abbreviation

- (astronomy) Andromeda Constellation
- (astronomy) Andromeda Galaxy
- (astronomy) Andromedae
- (astronomy) Andromeda
- (Now chiefly dialectal, Scotland) Used to form the present participle of verbs, equivalent to -ing.
- (rare or no longer productive) A suffix of Anglo-Saxon origin forming adjectives from verbs analogous to -ing.
- (no longer productive) A noun suffix, usually denoting agency, similar to -er.
- A suffix forming nouns denoting patients or recipients of actions, such as compiland.
- (no longer productive) A prefix of Old English origin meaning "against", "back", "in return", "away", represented in Modern English by a-, an-, on-, and in altered form by the reverse-action prefix un- (i.e. unbuckle). Also as the initial letter d in dread (< Old English ondrǣdan).

Examples

2 and 2 equals 4.

I shall go and you stay here.

There are books and books.

He's gone to get some fish and chips.

The film starred Jack Lemmon and Shirley Maclaine.

We've dealt with items one, two, and eleven.

He was tall, dark and handsome.

He plays the guitar and sings folk songs.

She didn't speak to anyone and nobody spoke to her.

Sit down and tell me all about it.

She picked up the kitten and put it in the box.

He knocked on the door and went in.

You'll have to wait and see what happens.

I missed supper and I'm starving!

She fell downstairs and broke her leg.

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