plus Meaning, Definition & Usage
noun a useful or valuable quality
noun 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
adjective on the positive side or higher end of a scale
- a plus value
- temperature of plus 5 degrees
- a grade of C plus
adjective satellite involving advantage or good
- a plus (or positive) factor
EtymologyL., more; akin to Gr. , , and E.
(Math.) More, required to be added; positive, as distinguished from negative; -- opposed to minus.
Hence, in a literary sense, additional; real; actual.
Success goes invariably with a certain plus or positive power. Emerson.