plus - definition and synonyms

 
 
 
adjective, conjunction, preposition 

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/plʌs/
Plus can be used in the following ways:
as a preposition (followed by a noun or a number): Two plus seven is nine.It costs £11.99, plus £1.50 for postage and packing.The price includes 7 nights’ hotel accommodation plus car hire.
as a conjunction: Cleaning the old engines would be a difficult task, plus it wouldn’t be worth the effort.
as an adjective: The temperature is plus 12 degrees.There are 30 plus students in every class.
  1. 1
    used when adding something
    1. a.
      maths used for showing that one number or amount is added to another. This word is usually represented in mathematics by +

      36 plus 5 is 41.

      You have to pay back £100 a month plus interest.

    2. b.
      used when mentioning an additional thing or fact

      He came along with his five children, plus their partners, and his grandchildren.

      The four men plus a forty-year-old woman have been arrested.

      The economy is currently strong in southeast England, plus we have low interest rates.

  2. 3
    used for describing an advantage or positive quality that something has
    plus point/factor:

    One of the hotels has its own heated pool – a major plus point!

    Keane’s amazing athletic skill will be a huge plus factor for the team in tomorrow’s game.

  3. 4
    used after you mention a number or quantity to show that the actual number or quantity may be larger

    Ray Charles’ 40-year plus career began in 1954.

    The album went straight to number one by selling 600,000-plus copies in its first week.

    The auctioneers can expect offers in the region of £300,000 plus.