[ənd;(ə)n;ænd] or [ənd,ən,ænd]


(conj.) A particle which expresses the relation of connection or addition. It is used to conjoin a word with a word, a clause with a clause, or a sentence with a sentence.

(conj.) In order to; -- used instead of the infinitival to, especially after try, come, go.

(conj.) It is sometimes, in old songs, a mere expletive.

(conj.) If; though. See An, conj.

Checked by Douglas


conj. signifies addition or repetition and is used to connect words and sentences to introduce a consequence &c.—in M. E. (but not A.S.) it was used for if and often also with added if as in Luke xii. 45. An became common for and in this sense as often in Shakespeare.—It sometimes expresses emphatically a difference in quality between things of the same class as 'there are friends ... and friends.'

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