Meaning of as
Pronunciation: (az unstressed &schwaz), [key]
- to the same degree, amount, or extent; similarly; equally: I don't think it's as hot and humid today as it was yesterday.
- for example; for instance: Some flowers, as the rose, require special care.
- thought to be or considered to be: the square as distinct from the rectangle; the church as separate from the state.
- in the manner (directed, agreed, promised, etc.): She sang as promised. He left as agreed.
- See (def. 11).
- See (def. 12).
- (used correlatively after an adjective or adverb prec. by an adverbial phrase, the adverbial as, or another adverb) to such a degree or extent that: It came out the same way as it did before. You are as good as you think you are.
- (without antecedent) in the degree, manner, etc., of or that: She's good as gold. Do as we do.
- at the same time that; while; when: as you look away.
- since; because: As you are leaving last, please turn out the lights.
- though: Questionable as it may be, we will proceed.
- with the result or purpose: He said it in a voice so loud as to make everyone stare.
- (in dependent clauses) that: I don't know as I do.
- (used to express similarity or equality in a specified characteristic, condition, etc., as between one person or thing and another): as rich as Croesus.
- to the degree or extent that: It is an excellent piece of work, as far as I can tell.
- with respect to; in reference to: As for staying away, I wouldn't think of it.
- as good as new.
- equivalent to; in effect; practically:as good as new.
- true to; trustworthy as:as good as his word.
- that; if; whether: He allowed as how it was none of my business. I don't know as how I ought to interfere.
- as it would be if: It was as if the world had come to an end.
- in whatever condition something happens to be, esp. referring to something offered for sale in a flawed, damaged, or used condition: We bought the table as is.
- in a way; so to speak: He became, as it were, a man without a country.
- See(def. 39).
- beginning on; on and after; from: This price is effective as of June 23.
- with regard or reference to; concerning: As regards the expense involved, it is of no concern to him.
- An officer of the law, as such, is entitled to respect.
- as being what is indicated; in that capacity:An officer of the law, as such, is entitled to respect.
- in itself or in themselves:The position, as such, does not appeal to him, but the salary is a lure.
- up to the present time; until now: As yet, no one has thought of a solution.
- (used relatively) that; who; which (usually prec. by such or the same): I have the same trouble as you had.
- a fact that: She did her job well, as can be proved by the records.
- who; whom; which; that: Them as has gets.
- in the role, function, or status of: to act as leader.
Pronunciation: (as), [key]
— pl. as•ses
- a copper coin and early monetary unit of ancient Rome, originally having a nominal weight of a pound of 12 ounces: discontinued c80 b.c.
- a unit of weight equal to 12 ounces.
- American Samoa (approved esp. for use with zip code).
— Symbol, Chem.
- arsenic (def. 1).
- var. ofbefore s: assert.
- Associate in Science.
- as (Thesaurus)