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Or vs. And

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  • Or (conjunction)

    Connects at least two alternative words, phrases, clauses, sentences, etc. each of which could make a passage true. In English, this is the "inclusive or." The "exclusive or" is formed by "either{{...}}or".

  • Or (conjunction)

    Logical union of two sets of values. There are two forms, an exclusive or and an inclusive or.

  • Or (conjunction)

    Counts the elements before and after as two possibilities.

  • Or (conjunction)

    Otherwise; a consequence of the condition that the previous is false

    "It's raining! Come inside or you'll catch a cold!"

  • Or (conjunction)

    Connects two equivalent names.

    "the country Myanmar or Burma"

  • Or (noun)

    alternative form of OR

  • Or (noun)

    The gold or yellow tincture on a coat of arms.

  • Or (adjective)

    Of gold or yellow tincture on a coat of arms.

  • Or (adverb)

    Early (on).

  • Or (adverb)

    Earlier, previously.

  • Or (preposition)

    Before; ere.

  • And (conjunction)

    As a coordinating conjunction; expressing two elements to be taken together or in addition to each other.

  • And (conjunction)

    Used simply to connect two noun phrases, adjectives or adverbs. from 8th c.

  • And (conjunction)

    Simply connecting two clauses or sentences. from 8th c.

  • And (conjunction)

    Introducing a clause or sentence which follows on in time or consequence from the first. from 9th c.

  • And (conjunction)

    Yet; but. 10th-17th c.

  • And (conjunction)

    Used to connect certain numbers: connecting units when they precede tens not dated; connecting tens and units to hundreds, thousands etc. (now often omitted in US); to connect fractions to wholes. from 10th c.

  • And (conjunction)

    Used to connect more than two elements together in a chain, sometimes to stress the number of elements.

  • And (conjunction)

    Connecting two identical elements, with implications of continued or infinite repetition. from 10th c.

  • And (conjunction)

    Introducing a parenthetical or explanatory clause. from 10th c.

  • And (conjunction)

    Introducing the continuation of narration from a previous understood point; also used alone as a question: ‘and so what?’.

  • And (conjunction)

    Used to connect two verbs where the second is dependent on the first: ‘to’. Used especially after come, go and try. from 14th c.

  • And (conjunction)

    Introducing a qualitative difference between things having the same name; "as well as other". from 16th c.

  • And (conjunction)

    Expressing a condition.

  • And (conjunction)

    Used to combine numbers in addition; plus (with singular or plural verb). from 17th c.

  • And (conjunction)

    If; provided that. from 13th c.

  • And (noun)

    In rhythm, the second half of a divided beat.

  • And (noun)

    Breath.

  • And (noun)

    ; steam fog.

  • And (verb)

    To breathe; whisper; devise; imagine.

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  • Or (conjunction)

    A particle that marks an alternative; as, you may read or may write, - that is, you may do one of the things at your pleasure, but not both. It corresponds to either. You may ride either to London or to Windsor. It often connects a series of words or propositions, presenting a choice of either; as, he may study law, or medicine, or divinity, or he may enter into trade.

  • Or (preposition)

    Ere; before; sooner than.

  • Or (noun)

    Yellow or gold color, - represented in drawing or engraving by small dots.

  • And (conjunction)

    A particle which expresses the relation of connection or addition. It is used to conjoin a word with a word, a clause with a clause, or a sentence with a sentence.

  • And (conjunction)

    In order to; - used instead of the infinitival to, especially after try, come, go.

  • And (conjunction)

    It is sometimes, in old songs, a mere expletive.

  • And (conjunction)

    If; though. See An, conj.

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