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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
plus
I.preposition
COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
a plus pointBritish English (= an advantage or good feature)
▪ The airline’s outstanding safety record is a major plus point.
plus fours
plus sign
pluses and minuses
▪ There are both pluses and minuses to living in a big city.
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ The cost is £45 plus £5 for delivery.
▪ The jacket costs $49.95 plus tax.
▪ Twelve plus eight is twenty.
II.noun
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADJECTIVE
big
▪ One big plus was that Rachel was off enjoying herself and we were close at hand.
▪ The ratio was considered a big plus by her staff.
▪ Ackerman, the speedy process was a big plus.
▪ Eric Williams has been a big plus.
▪ The illustrations definitely are a big plus.
definite
▪ Sports: A definite plus for this resort.
major
▪ Sneakers' other major plus is a disarming unpredictability.
▪ Powell's willingness to enter government in a lesser capacity than as president was a major plus for Bush last year.
▪ In the office environment this is a major plus.
■ NOUN
side
▪ Because that was the plus side - the progress she'd made, on the slenderest of evidence.
▪ On the plus side it tolerates high temperatures.
▪ The situation has its plus side, you know.
▪ On the plus side, you will be saving on travel and other work-related expenses as well as enjoying a welcome reduction in tax.
▪ On the plus side, Wimpey raised more than £300 million on sales.
▪ On the plus side, charting capabilities are excellent - there's a vast range of graph types.
▪ However, on the plus side, they're non-allergenic so ideal if you suffer from hay fever.
▪ On the plus side, I didn't think they'd jump me at Stuart Street as long as Doogie was there.
sign
▪ It really did wipe out all the plus signs.
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ "The office is really close to my house." "That's a plus."
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ Diversity on the bench is a functional plus, particularly in a society like ours.
▪ Eric Williams has been a big plus.
▪ Knowing enough of the language to understand what everyone else is saying is a decided plus.
▪ The ratio was considered a big plus by her staff.
III.adjective
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ NOUN
side
▪ On the plus side, Sandra is going, possibly back to the Borg Collective.
▪ On the plus side of the ledger, several economists said Texas' growing high-tech industries would keep on growing.
▪ On the plus side, your last feeling before blacking out is an intense feeling of euphoria.
▪ On the plus side, weight loss and regular exercise have been shown to reverse this process.
▪ The plus side was that it worked and all the arrangements save one were tarry.
▪ The plus side is that both types of writers attempt to rewrite.
▪ On the plus side, there is the encyclopedic knowledge of the subject at hand.
▪ On the plus side, travelers will continue to find big bargains in cruises.
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ a temperature of plus 12°
▪ He works 10 hours a day plus.
▪ The drugs have a street value of $30,000 plus.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ On the plus side of the ledger, several economists said Texas' growing high-tech industries would keep on growing.
▪ On the plus side, weight loss and regular exercise have been shown to reverse this process.
▪ The margin of error was plus or minus 3 percentage points.
▪ Two medical device makers also were in the plus column.
IV.conjunction
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ He's really cute, plus he's got a good job.
▪ You need a birth certificate, plus a photo I.D.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Plus

Plus \Plus\, a. [L., more; akin to Gr. ?, ?, and E. full. See Full, a., and cf. Pi[`u], Pleonasm.]

  1. (Math.) More, required to be added; positive, as distinguished from negative; -- opposed to minus.

  2. Hence, in a literary sense, additional; real; actual.

    Success goes invariably with a certain plus or positive power.
    --Emerson.

    Plus sign (Math.), the sign (+) which denotes addition, or a positive quantity.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
plus

1570s, the oral rendering of the arithmetical sign +, from Latin plus "more, in greater number, more often" (comparative of multus "much"), altered (by influence of minus) from *pleos, from PIE *pele- (1) "to fill" (see poly-).\n

\nAs a preposition, between two numbers to indicate addition, from 1660s. [Barnhart writes that this sense "did not exist in Latin and probably originated in commercial language of the Middle Ages."] Placed after a whole number to indicate "and a little more," it is attested from 1902. As a conjunction, "and," it is American English colloquial, attested from 1968. As a noun meaning "an advantage" from 179

  1. Plus fours (1921) were four inches longer in the leg than standard knickerbockers, to produce an overhang, originally a style associated with golfers. The plus sign itself has been well-known since at least late 15c. and is perhaps an abbreviation of Latin et (see et cetera).

Wiktionary
plus
  1. 1 Being positive rather than negative or zero. 2 Positive, or involving advantage. 3 (context physics English) electrically positive. conj. 1 sum of the previous one and the following one. 2 (context colloquial English) with; having in addition 3 and also; in addition n. 1 A positive quantity. 2 An asset or useful addition. 3 (context arithmetic English) A plus sign: +. v

  2. 1 (context informal English) To add; to subject to addition. 2 (rfdef: English)

WordNet
plus
  1. n. a useful or valuable quality [syn: asset] [ant: liability]

  2. the arithmetic operation of summing; calculating the sum of two or more numbers; "the summation of four and three gives seven"; "four plus three equals seven" [syn: summation, addition]

plus
  1. adj. on the positive side or higher end of a scale; "a plus value"; "temperature of plus 5 degrees"; "a grade of C plus" [ant: minus]

  2. involving advantage or good; "a plus (or positive) factor" [syn: positive]

Wikipedia
Plus (interbank network)

Plus (also known as Visa Plus or the Plus System) is an interbank network that covers all Visa credit, debit, and prepaid cards, as well as ATM cards issued by various banks worldwide. Currently, there are over one million Plus-linked ATMs in 170 countries worldwide.

Plus cards can be linked in the following ways: as a standalone network, linked with a local interbank network or linked with any Visa product displaying the Visa flag on the front (Visa, Visa Debit and Visa Electron). Currently, there are 144 million proprietary Plus cards, not including a number of cards which have Plus as a secondary network.

Plus is widely used as a local interbank network most common in the United States where networks such as STAR, NYCE and Pulse also compete. It is also used in Canada, though it is significantly smaller than Interac there, and in places such as India and Indonesia where there are many interbank networks. The main competitor of Plus is Cirrus, which is offered by Visa rival MasterCard.

Plus (telecommunications Poland)

Plus (formerly Plus GSM) is the brand name of Poland's mobile phone network operator, Polkomtel. The company is entirely owned by Polkomtel sp. z o.o. It operates GSM (900/1800 MHz), UMTS, LTE and WLAN networks in Poland. It was founded 1995.

At the end of 2011, Plus had 13,698 million customers, including 6,576 million (47%) in prepaid system.

In July 2011, Zygmunt Solorz-Żak agreed to buy Polkomtel SA for 15.1 billion zlotys ($5.5 billion).

Plus (TV channel)

Plus was a digital channel run by Granada Sky Broadcasting. It was launched on 1 October 1996 under the original name of Granada Plus, and during its availability it underwent successive rebrands as G Plus, G+ and then simply Plus. However, it remained widely referred to by the public at large by its original name. On 1 November 2004, it was permanently closed down by ITV plc in an attempt to bring its replacement, ITV3, on Sky.

Plus (EP)

Plus is a live EP by Matt Nathanson containing three songs. It was released on October 14, 2003, the same day as his full-length album Beneath These Fireworks.

Plus (supermarket)

Plus was a German-based international supermarket chain founded in 1972. It operated 2,840 stores in Germany with an approximate 27,000 employees and about 1,200 stores in several other European countries. The retail model was to sell low-cost groceries with no expense incurred for display or marketing of products. Groceries were stored in the shipping cartons they came in, rather than being stacked on shelves. In German advertising, the name "Plus" was used as a backronym for "Prima leben und sparen" (approximately "top-notch living and saving"), featuring animated "little prices" (also sold as plush puppets) as their mascot.

Plus (Cannonball Adderley Quintet album)

Plus is an album by Cannonball Adderley Quintet released on the Riverside label featuring performances by Adderley with Nat Adderley, Wynton Kelly, Victor Feldman, Sam Jones and Louis Hayes.

The two additional tracks added on the CD reissue, an alternate take of "Lisa" and "O.P.", were discovered in the mid-1980s. The latter is named after Oscar Pettiford, but features a different lineup; for instance, Adderley does not play on it. Producer Keepnews speculated that the second cellist playing was Ron Carter.

Plus (programming language)

Plus is a "Pascal-like" system implementation language from the University of British Columbia (UBC), Canada, based on the SUE system language developed at the University of Toronto, c. 1971.

Plus (telecommunications)

Plus (telecommunications) may refer to:

  • Plus (telecommunications Albania)
  • Plus (telecommunications Poland)
Plus (TV channel, Slovakia)

Plus is a Slovak television channel owned by J&T Media Enterprises. It is the sister channel TV JOJ. The channel was launched on October 5, 2008 at 19:55. The channel broadcasts content that was shown on TV JOJ.

Plus (band)

Plus (stylised as +Plus) is a Japanese pop boy band formed in December 2009 that has been signed to the label, Pony Canyon. The group combines in its pop tunes elements of genres such as hip hop, reggae, and R&B.

They released their debut album Canvas in 2010. They are well known for singing the opening and ending themes for popular anime such as Fairy Tail and Reborn! (aka Hitman Reborn) .

Plus

Plus may refer to:

  • Addition
  • +, the mathematical sign
  • +, the international call prefix
  • PLUS Loan, a United States Federal student loan
  • Plus Magazine, an online mathematics magazine
  • Promoting Logical Unified Security, a system for rating a building's security
  • Plus (programming language), developed at the University of British Columbia
  • The Professional Liability Underwriting Society, a non-profit organization for the promotion and development of the professional liability industry
  • Plus (cereal), a breakfast cereal range by Australian breakfast company Uncle Tobys
  • Plus (novel), a 1976 novel by Joseph McElroy
  • Plus (film), a 2015 Indian Kannada-language film
Plus (cereal)

Plus is a breakfast cereal range by Australian breakfast company Uncle Tobys, now a subsidiary of Nestlé.

The range was introduced in 2001 as Flakes Plus. The original flavours were Fibre Plus, Muesli Flakes, Sports Plus, Sultanas 'n' Bran, and Lite Start. In 2002, the range was renamed simply Plus. In 2004, a new flavour, Crisp 'n' Crunchy, was introduced. In 2005, Fibre Plus and Sports Plus were renamed Fibre Mix and Sports Lift respectively. In 2006, Protein Mix was introduced, followed by Antioxidant Lift and Omega 3 Lift in 2007 and 2009 respectively.

In 2000, the face of Australian swimmer Ian Thorpe appeared on boxes of Sports Plus cereal.

Plus (novel)

Plus is Joseph McElroy's fifth novel. Set in some unspecified future, it tells the story of Imp Plus, a disembodied brain controlling IMP, the Interplanetary Monitoring Platform, in earth orbit. The novel consists of Imp Plus's thoughts as he tries to comprehend his limited existence, while struggling with language, limited memories, and communicating with Ground Control. The plot, such as it is, is driven in slow motion by Imp Plus's recall of fragments of his past and of language, his improving comprehension of his present, all while his medical condition gradually deteriorates.

McElroy denies that the novel is science fiction, unless "science" is used in its etymological sense of "knowing".

The novel was reprinted as an e-book by Dzanc Books in 2014, with an introductory 2012 poem "A Green of its Own Breathing" by Sarah Grindley, dedicated to "Joe McElroy & Imp Plus".

Plus (film)

Plus , also known as +, is a 2015 Indian Kannada suspense drama film directed by Gadda Viji and co-produced by Yogaraj Bhat. It stars Anant Nag as the lead protagonist with an image makeover. The supporting cast features Sudharani, Shalini Vadnikatti, P. Ravi Shankar and Chetan Chandra. Shruthi Hariharan appears in a song sequence. Based on the theme of 'good over evil', the plot of the film revolves around the life of a businessman trying to save himself being attacked by goons on bringing three persons all suffering from different psychological disorders together.

The soundtrack was composed by Bharath B. J., who collaborated with Ravi Basrur to score the background music. After a lot of hype surrounding the makers' innovative marketing strategy around Ananth Nag's new look; Upon theatrical release on 16 October 2015, the film was panned by critics for being complicated and ambiguous. The film was a box office disaster upon release in-spite of the stellar performances from stalwarts like Ananth Nag and Ravi Shankar.

Usage examples of "plus".

Tali modo re gesta recentibus proeli vestigiis ingressus Caesar, cum victos tanta calamitate existimaret hostes nuntio accepto locum castrorum relicturos, quae non longius ab ea caede abesse plus minus octo milibus dicebantur, tametsi flumine impeditum transitum videbat, tamen exercitu traducto progreditur.

In fact, the opening was depressingly familiar, full of protestations of loyalty to both King George and the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, plus a promise that the authors would willingly fight the French, indeed die for their country, but they could not face another day aboard such a hellish ship.

OpSys people plus communicate the performance results of measurements of OpSys efforts toward achieving those top level goals.

Inasmuch as it is within the power of a State to provide that one who has undertaken administration of an estate shall remain subject to the order of its courts until said administration is closed, it follows that there can be no question as to the validity of a judgment for unadministered assets obtained on service of publication plus service personally upon an executor in the State in which he had taken refuge and in which he had been adjudged incompetent.

Nolan, an Afterword by Allan Sohl, plus appreciations by Richard Matheson, George Clayton Johnson, Marc Scott Zicree and Jennifer Sohl.

Dorraine was all in white as well: stole, cossack hat, and a muff big enough, it occurred to Alacrity in passing, to hold those cute derringers plus a few landmines for luck.

Poor old soul - to what pitiful depths of hallucination had his liquor, plus his hatred of the decay, alienage, and disease around him, brought that fertile, imaginative brain?

Poor old soul--to what pitiful depths of hallucination had his liquor, plus his hatred of the decay, alienage, and disease around him, brought that fertile, imaginative brain?

Between September, 1940, and September, 1941, it was raised from twenty-six active divisions to thirty-four, plus five armoured divisions.

Plus, I remembered times when my mother and Astel would be talking, and they would say things such as money was the only reason men were worth being with, and that what Madelyne did was no different than what the most respectable of women did.

Il a commis le plus affreux des attentats contre moi et contre la marine.

Ovide, Tibulle, Properce, pour ne nommer que les plus connus, Dante, Petrarque, Boccace, tous ces auteurs Italiens qui deje souillaient les ames et ruinaient les moeurs, en creant ou perfectionnant la langue.

Sixte aurait le temps de changer de tenue avant de paraitre devant son general, qui, furieux contre les autres autant que contre lui-meme de son inaction forcee, ne permettait pas la plus petite tache de boue, ou le moindre grain de poussiere.

On the plus side, he now knew that Nightingale and Beeker were in the near vicinity.

SAS combat teams always wear the best waterproof boots money can buy, and they carry in their bergans light thermal weatherproof sleeping bags, plus a quilted combat jacket in case the weather turns especially bad.