ETYM AS. and; akin to OS. endi, Icel. enda, Old High Germ. anti, enti, inti, unti, German und, Dutch en, OD. ende. Cf, An if, Ante-.
1. 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.
2. In order to; -- used instead of the infinitival to, especially after try, come, go.