plus ( pluses plural) ( plusses plural )
1 conj You say plus to show that one number or quantity is being added to another., (Antonym: minus)
Send a cheque for £18.99 plus £2 for postage and packing..., They will pay about $673 million plus interest.
2 adj Plus before a number or quantity means that the number or quantity is greater than zero.
ADJ amount (Antonym: minus)
The aircraft was subjected to temperatures of minus 65 degrees and plus 120 degrees.
plus or minus
3 conj You can use plus when mentioning an additional item or fact.
There's easily enough room for two adults and three children, plus a dog in the boot...
4 adj You use plus after a number or quantity to indicate that the actual number or quantity is greater than the one mentioned.
There are only 35 staff to serve 30,000-plus customers...
5 (Antonym: minus)
Teachers use plus in grading work in schools and colleges. `B plus' is a better grade than `B', but it is not as good as `A'.
6 n-count A plus is an advantage or benefit. INFORMAL, Antonym: drawback Experience of any career in sales is a big plus...
A cost-plus basis for a contract about work to be done is one in which the buyer agrees to pay the seller or contractor all the cost plus a profit. adj ADJ n
All vessels were to be built on a cost-plus basis.
eleven-plus , eleven plus
Theeleven-plus is an exam which was taken by children in Britain at about the age of eleven, in order to decide which secondary school they should go to.
(BRIT) n-sing oft the N
plus-fours , plus fours
Plus-fours are short wide trousers fastened below the knees which people used to wear when hunting or playing golf.
OLD-FASHIONED n-plural also a pair of N
plus sign ( plus signs plural ) A plus sign is the sign + which is put between two numbers in order to show that the second number is being added to the first. It can also be put before a number to show that the number is greater than zero (+3), and after a number to indicate a number that is more than a minimum number or amount (18+). n-count