Pronunciation: ăz
adv. & con1.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.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.
The beggar is greater as a man, than is the man merely as a king.
- Dewey.
3.While; during or at the same time that; when; as, he trembled as he spoke.
4.Because; since; it being the case that.
5.Expressing concession. (Often approaching though in meaning).
6.That, introducing or expressing a result or consequence, after the correlatives so and such.
So as
so that.
7.As if; as though.
He lies, as he his bliss did know.
- Waller.
8.For instance; by way of example; thus; - used to introduce illustrative phrases, sentences, or citations.
10.Expressing a wish.
As . . as
See So . . as, under So.
As far as
to the extent or degree.
As far forth as
as far as.
- Macaulay.
As for
in regard to; with respect to.
- Chaucer.
As good as
not less than; not falling short of.
As good as one's word
faithful to a promise.
As if
of the same kind, or in the same condition or manner, that it would be if.
As it were
a qualifying phrase used to apologize for or to relieve some expression which might be regarded as inappropriate or incongruous; in a manner.
As now
just now.
As swythe
as quickly as possible.
- Chaucer.
As well
also; too; besides.
- Chaucer.
As well as
equally with, no less than.
- Addison.
As yet
until now; up to or at the present time; still; now.
- Job xii. 3.
n.1.An ace.
double aces.
1.(Chem.) the chemical symbol for arsenic.
1.A Roman weight, answering to the libra or pound, equal to nearly eleven ounces Troy weight. It was divided into twelve ounces.
2.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.
Noun1.asAs - 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.asAS - a United States territory on the eastern part of the island of Samoa
Adv.1.as - 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"
Synonyms: equally, every bit

AS. A word purely Latin. It has two significations. First, it signifies weight, and in this sense, the Roman as, is the same thing as the Roman pound, which was composed of twelve ounces. It was divided also into many other parts (as may be seen in the law, Servum de hoeredibus, Inst. Lib. xiii. Pandect,) viz. uncia, 1 ounce; sextans, 2 ounces; quodrans, 3 ounces; triens, 4 ounces quincunx, 5 ounces; semis, 6 ounces; septunx, 7 ounces; bes, 8 ounces, dodrans, 9 ounces; dextans, 10 ounces; deunx, 11 ounces.
     2. From this primitive and proper sense of the word another was derived: that namely of the totality of a thing, Solidum quid. Thus as signified the whole of an inheritance, so that an heir ex asse, was an heir of the whole inheritance. An heir ex triente, ex semisse, ex besse, or ex deunce, was an heir of one-third, one-half, two-thirds, or eleven-twelfths.

1.(networking)AS - Autonomous System.
2.(storage)AS - Address Strobe.
3.(networking)as - The country code for American Samoa.
Autonomous System (IP, Internet, RFC 1930)ad eundem, after this fashion, along these lines, as an example, as an instance, as long as, as things go, as well, at what price, because, being, being as how, by what mode, by what name, cause, ceteris paribus, considering, correspondingly, equally, equivalently, evenly, exempli gratia, for, for example, for instance, forasmuch as, how, identically, in such wise, in that, in this way, in what way, inasmuch as, indifferently, insofar as, insomuch as, like, now, parce que, proportionately, seeing as how, seeing that, since, so, thus, thus and so, to illustrate, whereas, without distinction
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Arvicola amphibius
arytenoid cartilage
-- as --
As . . as
as a formality
as a group
as a matter of fact
As a rule
as a whole
as an alternative
As broad as long
as expected
As far as
as far as possible
As far forth as
As ferforth as
as follows
As for
As good as
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