As definition

ăz; əz when unstressed
Frequency:
To the same extent or degree; equally.

The child sang as sweetly as a nightingale.

adverb
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(informal) That.

I don't know as I can answer your question.

conjunction
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With the result that.

He was so foolish as to lie.

conjunction
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At the same time that; while.

Slipped on the ice as I ran home.

conjunction
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Though.

Great as the author was, he proved a bad model. Ridiculous as it seems, the tale is true.

conjunction
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Though.

Tall as he was, he couldn't reach it.

conjunction
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Airspeed.
abbreviation
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In accordance with which or with the way in which.

The hotel is quite comfortable as such establishments go. The sun is hot, as everyone knows.

conjunction
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That; which; who. Used after same or such:

I received the same grade as you did.

pronoun
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In the role, capacity, or function of.

Acting as a mediator.

preposition
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An ancient Roman coin of copper or copper alloy.
noun
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An ancient Roman unit of weight equal to about one troy pound.
noun
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American Samoa.
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Anglo-Saxon.
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Antisubmarine.
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Associate in Science.
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Asia.
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In the same manner that; according to the way that.

Do as you are told.

conjunction
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At the same time that; while.

She laughed as she spoke.

conjunction
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Because; since.

As you object, we won't go.

conjunction
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That the consequence is.

The question is so obvious as to need no reply.

conjunction
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(informal) That.

I don't know as I should.

conjunction
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A fact that.

We are tired, as anyone can see.

pronoun
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(dial.) Who; which; that.

Them as likes pork chops will be there.

pronoun
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In the role, function, capacity, or sense of.

He poses as a friend.

preposition
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An ancient Roman unit of weight, equal to about twelve ounces; libra, or Roman pound.
noun
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An ancient Roman coin of copper alloy.
noun
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Arsenic.
symbol
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(proper, place, geo) American Samoa.
abbreviation
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Anglo-Saxon.
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Associate in (or of) Science.
abbreviation
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Referring to a group of routers within the same administrative domain. The term is used in exterior protocols such as the Exterior Gateway Protocol (EGP) and the Border Gateway Protocol (BGP). See also BGP, domain, EGP, and router.
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(metrology) Symbol for the attosiemens, an SI unit of electrical conductance equal to 10−18 siemens.
symbol
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The ccTLD for American Samoa as assigned by the IANA.
abbreviation
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That: preceded by such or the same.

The same color as yours is.

pronoun
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As is defined as the same amount and is used to show comparison.

An example of as is a tree equal in height to a house.

An example of as is giving apples and oranges for examples of types of fruits.

An example of as is having the same amount of hunger that a horse does.

adverb
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As means while something else occurred.

An example of as is dropping books while walking down the street.

conjunction
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For the reason that; because.

Went to bed early, as I was exhausted.

conjunction
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To the same amount or degree; equally.

I'm just as happy at home.

adverb
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For instance; thus.

A card game, as bridge.

adverb
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affix
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For instance.

Large mammals, as the bear or lion.

adverb
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(chiefly upper southern us) Who, whom, which, or that.

Those as want to can come with me.

pronoun
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In a manner similar to; the same as.

On this issue they thought as one.

preposition
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When taken into consideration in a specified relation or form.

This definition as distinguished from the second one.

adverb
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To the same degree or quantity that. Often used as a correlative after so or as:

You are as sweet as sugar. The situation is not so bad as you suggest.

conjunction
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When set off or related in a specified way.

Romanticism as contrasted with classicism.

adverb
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In the same amount in which or to the same degree to which.

It flew straight as an arrow.

conjunction
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Like.

The risk is as nothing compared to the gain.

preposition
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In the same manner or way that.

Think as I think.

conjunction
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(informal) as is
  • Just the way it is, with no changes or modifications:
    Bought the samovar as is from an antique dealer.
idiom
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as it were
  • In a manner of speaking; as if such were so.
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as ... as
  • a correlative construction used to indicate the equality or sameness of two things
    as large as, as heavy as, as many as, etc.
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as for
  • with reference to; concerning
idiom
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as if
  • as it (or one) would if
  • that
    It seems as if you're never happy.
idiom
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as is
  • just as it is; without any changes
idiom
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as it were
  • as if it were so; so to speak
idiom
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as of
  • up to, on, or from (a specified time)
idiom
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as though
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as to
  • with reference to
  • as if to
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
as
Plural:
asses

Origin of as

  • Middle English from Old English ealswā also

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Latin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • . + ISO 3166-1 country code for American Samoa, as.

    From Wiktionary