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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


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