As meaning

ăz; əz when unstressed
That.

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

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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.

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The ccTLD for American Samoa as assigned by the IANA.
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As means while something else occurred.

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

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To the same extent or degree; equally.

The child sang as sweetly as a nightingale.

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Though.

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

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For instance.

Large mammals, as the bear or lion.

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When taken into consideration in a specified relation or form.

This definition as distinguished from the second one.

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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.

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In the same manner or way that.

Think as I think.

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At the same time that; while.

Slipped on the ice as I ran home.

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For the reason that; because.

Went to bed early, as I was exhausted.

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With the result that.

He was so foolish as to lie.

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Though.

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

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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.

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

I received the same grade as you did.

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Who, whom, which, or that.

Those as want to can come with me.

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In the role, capacity, or function of.

Acting as a mediator.

preposition
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In a manner similar to; the same as.

On this issue they thought as one.

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An ancient Roman coin of copper or copper alloy.
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An ancient Roman unit of weight equal to about one troy pound.
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Airspeed.
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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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To the same amount or degree; equally.

I'm just as happy at home.

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For instance; thus.

A card game, as bridge.

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When set off or related in a specified way.

Romanticism as contrasted with classicism.

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

It flew straight as an arrow.

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In the same manner that; according to the way that.

Do as you are told.

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At the same time that; while.

She laughed as she spoke.

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Because; since.

As you object, we won't go.

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That the consequence is.

The question is so obvious as to need no reply.

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That.

I don't know as I should.

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A fact that.

We are tired, as anyone can see.

pronoun
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That: preceded by such or the same.

The same color as yours is.

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Who; which; that.

Them as likes pork chops will be there.

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

He poses as a friend.

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An ancient Roman unit of weight, equal to about twelve ounces; libra, or Roman pound.
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An ancient Roman coin of copper alloy.
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Arsenic.
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American Samoa.
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Anglo-Saxon.
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Associate in (or of) Science.
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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.
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Like.

The risk is as nothing compared to the gain.

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as is
  • Just the way it is, with no changes or modifications:.
    Bought the samovar as is from an antique dealer.
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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.
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as if
  • As it (or one) would if.
  • That.
    It seems as if you're never happy.
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as is
  • Just as it is; without any changes.
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as it were
  • As if it were so; so to speak.
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as of
  • Up to, on, or from (a specified time).
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as though
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as to
  • With reference to.
  • As if to.
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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