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Definitions of as

  1. a United States territory on the eastern part of the island of Samoa
  2. 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
  3. ( often followed by ` as') to the same degree; " they were equally beautiful"; " birds were singing and the child sang as sweetly"; " sang as sweetly as a nightingale"; (` every bit' is informal as in" he is every bit as mean as she is")
  4. 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"
  5. 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.
  6. While; during or at the same time that; when; as, he trembled as he spoke.
  7. Because; since; it being the case that.
  8. Expressing concession. ( Often approaching though in meaning).
  9. That, introducing or expressing a result or consequence, after the correlatives so and such.
  10. As if; as though.
  11. Than.
  12. Expressing a wish.
  13. An ace.
  14. A Roman weight, answering to the libra or pound, equal to nearly eleven ounces Troy weight. It was divided into twelve ounces.
  15. 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.
  16. Since.
  17. 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.
  18. if; as though.
  19. For instance; by way of example; thus; - used to introduce illustrative phrases, sentences, or citations.
  20. Equally; in like manner; for example; because; similar to.
  21. While; when; because.
  22. 1. Abbreviation for astigmatism or astigmatic, 2. Symbol of arsenum.
  23. Similarly: for example: while: in like manner.
  24. Rel. pro. from the Scand.
  25. Like; for example; when.
  26. Like; for instance; in the character of; when; because; since.
  27. Like to; in the manner in which; when; for example; in the state of.
  28. That. As if, as it would be if; as to. as for, with respect to. As though, as if. As well as, equally with. As yet, till now.
  29. The Roman pound of 12 ounces; a Roman bronze coin; an integer; a whole.
  30. Signifying agreement in manner in general; likeness of manner; for example; equally.
  31. The anc. Roman pound, consisting of twelve parts or ounces.
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Usage examples for as

  1. Much as John Jr. – 'Lena Rivers by Mary J. Holmes
  2. Not as I can see. – The Landlord at Lion's Head, Complete by William Dean Howells Last Updated: February 27, 2009
  3. He's one; but he is not so bad as Brayder. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  4. You look as if you thought so. – The Mayor's Wife by Anna Katherine Green
  5. It did, as you know. – Ashton-Kirk, Criminologist by John T. McIntyre
  6. Speak to me as Miss Dalton, or you shall not speak to me at all. – The Living Link by James De Mille
  7. " Listen, Penny, you know as much about it as I do. – Hoofbeats on the Turnpike by Mildred A. Wirt
  8. It was as Carlin said. – Son of Power by Will Levington Comfort and Zamin Ki Dost
  9. As the heart, so is the life. – The Girl Wanted by Nixon Waterman
  10. I know as much about it as you do! – Among the Pond People by Clara Dillingham Pierson
  11. And as for the mother! – The Dead Lake and Other Tales by Paul Heyse
  12. Oh, you must take it all as said, man! – Viviette by William J. Locke
  13. It was better as it was. – Yellow-Cap and Other Fairy-Stories For Children by Julian Hawthorne
  14. But life was not as it had been for Lenore Anderson. – The Desert of Wheat by Zane Grey
  15. " It's as you like," he said- to her, not to me. – The La Chance Mine Mystery by Susan Carleton Jones
  16. To me, as to all, it must come! – Temporal Power by Marie Corelli
  17. This is as hard for me as it can be for you. – By Wit of Woman by Arthur W. Marchmont
  18. As if I thought of that! – The Thin Red Line; and Blue Blood by Arthur Griffiths
  19. As if I did not know Mrs. Dare! – Mrs. Halliburton's Troubles by Mrs. Henry Wood
  20. " I think it would be quite as much so now. – Can You Forgive Her? by Anthony Trollope
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