plus

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin plus (more).

Conjunction[edit]

plus

  1. sum of the previous one and the following one.
    Two plus two equals four.
    A water molecule is made up of two hydrogen atoms plus one of oxygen.
  2. (colloquial) with; having in addition
    I've won a holiday to France plus five hundred Euros' spending money!
  3. and also; in addition
    Let's go home now, it's late, plus I'm not feeling too well.

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Noun[edit]

plus (plural pluses or plusses)

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

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Adjective[edit]

plus (not comparable)

  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. (physics) Electrically positive.
    A battery has both a plus pole and a minus pole.

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Verb[edit]

plus (third-person singular simple present pluses or plusses, present participle plusing or plussing, simple past and past participle plused or plussed)

  1. (informal) To add; to subject to addition.
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Esperanto[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

plus

  1. plus
    Du plus du faras kvar.
    Two plus two makes four.

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Finnish[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

plus

  1. plus

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  • (plus): ynnä (archaic)

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French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)
  • IPA(key): /plyz/ in 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(key): /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(key): /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).

Adverb[edit]

plus

  1. more, -er (used to form comparatives of adjectives)
    Ton voisin est plus moche que mon frère
    Your neighbour is uglier than my brother.
    Le tien est beaucoup plus grand que le mien.
    Yours is much bigger than mine.
    Elle est plus belle que sa cousine.
    She is more beautiful than her cousin.
    J'en veux plus
    I want more
    Elles sont toutes plus entêtées les unes que les autres.
    They are each stubborner than the last.
  2. more, -er (used to form comparatives of adverbs)
    Elle le fait plus rapidement que lui.
    She does it faster than he.
    plus vite !
    faster!
    trois fois plus grand
    three times bigger
    mille fois plus intelligent
    a thousand times more intelligent
  3. (after a verb) more, -er (indicating a higher degree or quantity)
    Je travaille plus en ce moment.
    I am working more at the moment.
    Je veux faire plus.
    I want to do more.
  4. (before a noun) more (indicating a greater quantity; followed by de)
    Elle a plus de chocolat.
    She has more chocolate.
    Il n'y a plus de travail.
    There is no more work.
    plus de la moitié reste.
    more than half's remaining
  5. more (supplementary, preceded by de)
    Une heure de plus et il sera mort
    One more hour and he will be dead.
    Un kilo de plus, s'il vous plaît
    One more kilo, please
  6. (preceded by a definite article) most, -est (used to form superlatives of adjectives and adverbs)
    la plus grande
    the biggest
    le plus difficile
    the most difficult
  7. (usually with the negative particle ne, see usage notes below) no longer, not ... any more
    Tu n'existes plus - You no longer exist or You do not exist any more

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Usage notes[edit]

  • 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[edit]

plus m (plural plus)

  1. plus, the symbol +

Verb[edit]

plus

  1. first-person singular past historic of plaire.
  2. second-person singular past historic of plaire.
  3. (obsolete) masculine plural past participle of plaire.

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  • In modern French, the past participle of plaire is always invariable, because it is always intransitive.

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Preposition[edit]

plus

  1. plus, increased by
    Vier plus eins ergibt fünf.

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Interlingua[edit]

Adverb[edit]

plus (not comparable)

  1. more (used to form comparatives)

le plus

  1. the most (used to form superlatives)

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Latin *plous, from Proto-Indo-European *plē-, *pelu- (many). Cognate with Ancient Greek πολύς (polús, many), Old English feolo (much, many). More at fele.

Adjective[edit]

plūs

  1. comparative form of multus; more

Inflection[edit]

Third declension, comparative variant. Several missing or irregular forms.

Number Singular Plural
Case \ Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
nominative plūs plūrēs plūra
genitive plūris plūrium plūrium
dative plūribus plūribus
accusative plūs plūrēs plūra
ablative plūre plūribus plūribus
vocative plūs plūrēs plūra

Note: Singular forms take the genitive of the whole and do not function as adjectives.

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Polish[edit]

Noun[edit]

plus m

  1. plus, plus sign

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Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin plus.

Conjunction[edit]

plus

  1. plus, and

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Noun[edit]

plus n (plural plusuri)

  1. plus, addition, extra, surplus

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