Definitions for ASæz; unstressed əz

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

as*æz; unstressed əz(adv.)

  1. to the same degree or extent; equally:

    It's not as hot today.

  2. for example:

    spring flowers, as the tulip.

  3. thought or considered to be:

    the square as distinct from the rectangle.

  4. in the manner indicated:

    She sang as promised.

  5. (conj.)to the same degree or extent that:

    to run quick as a rabbit.

    Category: Function Word

  6. in the degree, manner, etc., of or that:

    Do as we do.

    Category: Function Word

  7. at the same time that; while; when:

    Pay as you enter.

    Category: Function Word

  8. since; because:

    As you are leaving last, lock the door.

    Category: Function Word

  9. though:

    Strange as it seems, it is so.

    Category: Function Word

  10. that the result or effect was:

    His voice was so loud as to make everyone stare.

    Category: Function Word

  11. Informal. that:

    I don't know as I do.

    Category: Informal

  12. (pron.)that; who; which (usu. prec. by such or the same):

    I have the same trouble as you had.

    Category: Function Word

  13. a fact that:

    She spoke the truth, as can be proved.

    Category: Function Word

  14. (prep.)in the role, function, or status of:

    to act as leader.

Idioms for as:

  1. as … as,(used to express similarity or equality between one person or thing and another):

    as rich as Croesus.

    Category: Idiom

  2. as far as,to the degree or extent that:

    It is an excellent plan, as far as I can tell.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Idiom

  3. as for or to,with respect to; about; concerning:

    As for staying away, I wouldn't think of it.

    Category: Idiom

  4. as good as, equivalent to: true to; trustworthy as:

    as good as new.

    as good as his word.

    Category: Idiom

  5. as if or though,as it would be if:

    It was as if the world had come to an end.

    Category: Idiom

  6. as is,in whatever condition something is in when offered, esp. if damaged.

    Category: Idiom

  7. as it were,in a way; so to speak:

    He became, as it were, a man without a country.

    Category: Idiom

  8. as of,beginning on; on and after; from:

    This price is effective as of June 23.

    Category: Idiom

  9. as such, as being what is indicated; in that capacity: in itself or in themselves:

    An officer of the law, as such, is entitled to respect.

    The job, as such, does not appeal to me.

    Category: Idiom

  10. as yet,up to the present time.

    Category: Idiom

* Usage: As a conjunction, one sense of as is “because”: As she was bored, Sue left the also has an equally common use in the sense “while, when”: As the parade passed by, the crowd cheered. These two senses sometimes result in ambiguity: As the gates were closed, he walked away. (When? Because?) asas is standard in both positive and negative constructions: as happy as a lark; not as humid today as it was yesterday.soas is sometimes used in negative constructions (not so humid as it was) and in questions (“What is so rare as a day in June?”). The phrase asfaras generally introduces a clause: As far as money is concerned, the council has exhausted all its resources. In some informal speech and writing, asfaras is treated as a preposition and followed only by an object: As far as money, the council has exhausted all its resources.asto as a compound preposition has long been standard: As to your salary, that too will be reviewed. This is occasionally criticized as a vague substitute for about or concerning, which can certainly be substituted. See also all, farther, like.

Origin of as:

bef. 1000; OE alswā, ealswā all so (see also ), quite so, quite as, as; c. MD alse, OHG alsō

asæs; ˈæs ɪz, -iz(n.)(pl.)as•ses

  1. a copper coin of ancient Rome.

    Category: Numismatics

  2. an ancient Roman unit of weight, equal to about 12 ounces.

    Category: Weights and Measures

Origin of as:

1595–1605; < L


  1. American Samoa.

    Category: Geography (places)

  2. Anglo-Saxon.

    Category: Peoples


  1. Category: Chemistry

    Ref: arsenic (def. 1). 1

* Chem. Symbol..


  1. var. of ad- before

    s: assert.

    Category: Affix


  1. Anglo-Saxon.

    Category: Peoples

  2. Associate in Science.

    Category: Titles, Associations, Organizations

Princeton's WordNet

  1. arsenic, As, atomic number 33(noun)

    a very poisonous metallic element that has three allotropic forms; arsenic and arsenic compounds are used as herbicides and insecticides and various alloys; found in arsenopyrite and orpiment and realgar

  2. American Samoa, Eastern Samoa, AS(adverb)

    a United States territory on the eastern part of the island of Samoa

  3. equally, as, every bit(adverb)

    to the same degree (often followed by `as')

    "they were equally beautiful"; "birds were singing and the child sang as sweetly"; "sang as sweetly as a nightingale"; "he is every bit as mean as she is"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. as(adverb)æs

    indicates a comparison

    She's not as pretty as her friend.; I don't read as much as I used to.; Are there as many people as last time?; Take as long as you need to finish it.

  2. asæs

    indicates to whom or what you are referring

    As for you, you're in big trouble.

  3. asæs

    seeming to show

    She behaved as though nothing had happened.; He looks as if he's going to throw up.

  4. asæs

    indicates the current situation

    I'm finding the work difficult as it is.

  5. asæs

    about a particular subject

    uncertain as to whether or not to leave

  6. as(preposition)æs

    indicates the purpose or characteristics

    We can use the stool as a table.; As a leader, he was greatly respected.

  7. asæs

    indicates that sb or sth looks like another person or thing; = like

    I dressed up as Batman for Halloween.

  8. asæs


    As a child, she was bullied.

  9. as(conjunction)æs


    We watched as she fell.

  10. asæs

    refers to a known fact

    As you know, Phil has health problems.; As we had agreed, he went first.

  11. asæs

    in the way that

    It looked the same as it always did.; Do exactly as I tell you.

  12. asæs

    indicates the reason for sth; = since

    As it was early, the stores were still closed.


  1. AS(Noun)

    Maintenance service provided after the sale of a product

  2. Origin: Reduced form of also, from eallswa. Cognate with as, as, als, als. More at also.

Webster Dictionary

  1. As

    denoting equality or likeness in kind, degree, or manner; like; similar to; in the same manner with or in which; in accordance with; in proportion to; to the extent or degree in which or to which; equally; no less than; as, ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil; you will reap as you sow; do as you are bidden

  2. As

    in the idea, character, or condition of, -- limiting the view to certain attributes or relations; as, virtue considered as virtue; this actor will appear as Hamlet

  3. As

    while; during or at the same time that; when; as, he trembled as he spoke

  4. As

    because; since; it being the case that

  5. As

    expressing concession. (Often approaching though in meaning)

  6. As

    that, introducing or expressing a result or consequence, after the correlatives so and such

  7. As

    as if; as though

  8. As

    for instance; by way of example; thus; -- used to introduce illustrative phrases, sentences, or citations

  9. As


  10. As

    expressing a wish

  11. As(noun)

    an ace

  12. As(noun)

    a Roman weight, answering to the libra or pound, equal to nearly eleven ounces Troy weight. It was divided into twelve ounces

  13. As(noun)

    a Roman copper coin, originally of a pound weight (12 oz.); but reduced, after the first Punic war, to two ounces; in the second Punic war, to one ounce; and afterwards to half an ounce


  1. As

    The as, also assarius was a bronze, and later copper, coin used during the Roman Republic and Roman Empire.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'AS' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #36

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'AS' in Written Corpus Frequency: #106

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'AS' in Adverbs Frequency: #25

Anagrams of AS

  1. S.A., SA, Sa, s.a.

Translations for AS

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


when; while

I met John as I was coming home; We'll be able to talk as we go.

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