Definition and Meanings for as
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As is ranked 129 in the ranking of most used words in English
Part of Speech of as
adverb, conjunction, noun
Etymology of as
Meaning of as
as adverb, conjunction
- 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.
- 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.
- while; during or at the same time that; when; as, he trembled as he spoke.
- because; since; it being the case that.
- expressing concession. (often approaching though in meaning).
- that, introducing or expressing a result or consequence, after the correlatives so and such.
- as if; as though.
- for instance; by way of example; thus; -- used to introduce illustrative phrases, sentences, or citations.
- expressing a wish.
- an ace.
- the chemical symbol for arsenic.
- a roman weight, answering to the libra or pound, equal to nearly eleven ounces troy weight. it was divided into twelve ounces.
- 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.