noun, plural plus·es, plus·ses.
- plus ca change,
- plus cyclophoria,
- plus fours,
- plus juncture,
- plus sight
Origin of plus
ne plus ultra
Origin of ne plus ultra
noun Older Use in Western U.S. and (Canada ).
Origin of plew
Examples from the Web for plus
Plus the GOP electorate has become more conservative since 2008.
But self-doubt, while a healthy quality for human beings to have, is alas not a plus for politicians.Mario Cuomo: An OK Governor, but a Far Better Person|Michael Tomasky|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Plus, expect outside players to take actions related to the conflict.In the Middle East, the Two-State Solution Is Dead|Dean Obeidallah|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Plus there is another problem that the viruses pose—the problem that apparently is the culprit this year—they evolve.When You Get the Flu This Winter, You Can Blame Anti-Vaxxers|Kent Sepkowitz|January 1, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Plus, his known drug dealings certainly made him vulnerable to blackmail.The Deal With Serial’s Jay? He’s Pissed Off, Mucks Up Our Timeline|Emily Shire|December 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
His Jason, printed by Caxton, cost £87 plus commission, and produced £2100.The Book-Collector|William Carew Hazlitt
Silly half-grown young animals, found out that two plus two is four, and thinking that all things will fit, just that way!Gadsby|Ernest Vincent Wright
One day a girl was at the board doing a simple sum in addition, three plus four; she put down nine as the entire sum.
Car il y en a plus de la moiti qui vit du labeur d'autrui, ne faisant aucun metier qui soit necessaire la vie humaine.
The total thus is 303 persons present plus more than the same number of absentees, or approximately 700.The Aboriginal Population of the San Joaquin Valley, California|Sherburne F. Cook
Word Origin for plus
ne plus ultra
Word Origin for ne plus ultra
plu or plue
Word Origin for plew
1570s, the oral rendering of the arithmetical sign +, from Latin plus "more, in greater number, more often" (comparative of multus "much"), altered (by influence of minus) from *pleos, from PIE *pele- (1) "to fill" (see poly-).
As a preposition, between two numbers to indicate addition, from 1660s. [Barnhart writes that this sense "did not exist in Latin and probably originated in commercial language of the Middle Ages."] Placed after a whole number to indicate "and a little more," it is attested from 1902. As a conjunction, "and," it is American English colloquial, attested from 1968. As a noun meaning "an advantage" from 1791. Plus fours (1921) were four inches longer in the leg than standard knickerbockers, to produce an overhang, originally a style associated with golfers. The plus sign itself has been well-known since at least late 15c. and is perhaps an abbreviation of Latin et (see et cetera).
ne plus ultra
"utmost limit to which one can go," Latin, literally "no more beyond;" the motto traditionally inscribed on the Pillars of Hercules.