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Meaning of “and” - Learner’s Dictionary

and

conjunction     strong /ænd/ weak /ənd, ən/
JOIN A1 used to join two words or two parts of a sentence: tea and coffee We were tired and hungry. Tim lives in Brighton and Anne in Oxford.Connecting words joining words or phrases with similar or related meaningsConnecting words which express a contrast
AFTER A1 used to say that one thing happens after another thing: I got dressed and had my breakfast.Connecting words joining words or phrases with similar or related meanings
SO so: The car wouldn't start and I had to get a taxi.Connecting words joining words or phrases with similar or related meaningsConnecting words which introduce a cause or reason
AFTER VERB mainly UK A2 used instead of 'to' after some verbs, such as 'try' and 'go': Try and eat something.Connecting words joining words or phrases with similar or related meanings
NUMBERS A1 used when saying or adding numbers: It cost a hundred and twenty pounds. Two and three equals five.Numbers generally
EMPHASIZE B1 used between two words that are the same to make their meaning stronger: The sound grew louder and louder.Connecting words joining words or phrases with similar or related meanings
(Definition of and from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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