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Besides vs. Plus

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Besidespreposition

(obsolete) Beside.

Pluspreposition

And; sum of the previous one and the following one.

‘Two plus two equals four.’; ‘A water molecule is made up of two hydrogen atoms plus one of oxygen.’;

Besidespreposition

In addition, in addition to.

Pluspreposition

(colloquial) With; having in addition.

‘I've won a holiday to France plus five hundred euros in spending money!’;

Besidespreposition

Other than; except for; instead of.

‘I don't want to go anywhere besides India.’;

Pluspreposition

And also; in addition; besides (which).

‘Let's go home now. It's late, plus I'm not feeling too well.’;

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Besidesadverb

(conjunctive) Also; in addition.

Plusnoun

A positive quantity.

Besidesadverb

(conjunctive) Moreover; furthermore.

Plusnoun

An asset or useful addition.

‘He is a real plus to the team.’;

Besidesadverb

(conjunctive) Otherwise; else.

Plusnoun

(arithmetic) A plus sign: +.

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Besidesadverb

(obsolete) On one side.

Plusadjective

Being positive rather than negative or zero.

‘−2 * −2 = +4 ("minus 2 times minus 2 equals plus four")’;

Besidesadverb

On one side.

Plusadjective

Positive, or involving advantage.

‘He is a plus factor.’;

Besidesadverb

More than that; over and above; not included in the number, or in what has been mentioned; moreover; in addition.

‘The men said unto Lot, Hast thou here any besides ?’; ‘To all beside, as much an empty shade,An Eugene living, as a Cæsar dead.’;

Plusadjective

(physics) Electrically positive.

‘A battery has both a plus pole and a minus pole.’;

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Besidespreposition

Over and above; separate or distinct from; in addition to; other than; else than. See Beside, prep., 3, and Syn. under Beside.

‘Besides your cheer, you shall have sport.’;

Plusadjective

(postpositive) (Of a quantity) Equal to or greater than; or more; upwards.

‘The bus can fit 60 plus kids, but we only get 48.’;

Besidesadverb

making an additional point; anyway;

‘I don't want to go to a restaurant; besides, we can't afford it’; ‘she couldn't shelter behind him all the time and in any case he wasn't always with her’;

Plusverb

(informal) To add; to subject to addition.

Besidesadverb

in addition;

‘he has a Mercedes, too’;

Plusverb

(often followed by 'up') To increase in magnitude.

Besidespreposition

in addition to; apart from

‘I have no other family besides my parents’; ‘besides being a player, he was my friend’;

Plusverb

To improve.

Besidesadverb

in addition; as well

‘I'm capable of doing the work, and a lot more besides’;

Plusverb

To provide critical feedback by giving suggestions for improvement rather than criticisms.

Besidesadverb

used to introduce an additional idea or explanation

‘I had no time to warn you. Besides, I wasn't sure’;

Plusverb

(sales) To sell additional related items with an original purchase.

Plusverb

(psychology) To frame in a positive light; to provide a sympathetic interpretation.

Plusverb

(social media) To give a mark of approval on Google+.

Plusverb

(homeopathy) To increase the potency of a remedy by diluting it in water and stirring.

Plusverb

(optometry) To increase a correction.

Plusadjective

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

Plusadjective

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

‘Success goes invariably with a certain plus or positive power.’;

Plusnoun

a useful or valuable quality

Plusnoun

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’;

Plusadjective

on the positive side or higher end of a scale;

‘a plus value’; ‘temperature of plus 5 degrees’; ‘a grade of C plus’;

Plusadjective

involving advantage or good;

‘a plus (or positive) factor’;

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