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As
The symbol for the element arsenic.

AS
abbr.
1. also a/s air speed
2. American Samoa
3. Anglo-Saxon
4. antisubmarine
5. Associate in Science

as 1  (z; z when unstressed)
adv.
1. To the same extent or degree; equally: The child sang as sweetly as a nightingale.
2. For instance: large carnivores, as the bear or lion.
3. When taken into consideration in a specified relation or form: this definition as distinguished from the second one.
conj.
1. 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.
2. In the same manner or way that: Think as I think.
3. At the same time that; while: slipped on the ice as I ran home.
4. For the reason that; because: went to bed early, as I was exhausted.
5. With the result that: He was so foolish as to lie.
6. Though: Great as the author was, he proved a bad model. Ridiculous as it seems, the tale is true.
7. 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.
8. Informal That: I dont know as I can answer your question.
pron.
1. That; which; who. Used after same or such: I received the same grade as you did.
2. Chiefly Upper Southern U.S. Who, whom, which, or that: Those as want to can come with me.
prep.
1. In the role, capacity, or function of: acting as a mediator.
2. In a manner similar to; the same as: On this issue they thought as one.
Idioms:
as is Informal
Just the way it is, with no changes or modifications: bought the samovar as is from an antique dealer.
as it were
In a manner of speaking; as if such were so.

[Middle English, from Old English ealsw; see also.]
Usage Note: A traditional usage rule draws a distinction between comparisons using as . . . as and comparisons using so . . . as. The rule states the so . . . as construction is required in negative sentences (as in Shakespeares tis not so deep as a well), in questions (as in Is it so bad as she says?), and in certain if- clauses (as in If it is so bad as you say, you ought to leave). But this so . . . as construction is becoming increasingly rare in American English, and the use of as . . . as is now entirely acceptable in all contexts. · In a comparison involving both as . . . as and than, the second as should be retained in written style. One writes He is as smart as, or smarter than, his brother, not He is as smart or smarter than his brother, which is considered unacceptable in formal style. · In many dialects, people use as in place of that in sentences like We are not sure as we want to go or Its not certain as he left. This construction is not sufficiently well established to be used in writing. · As should be preceded by a comma when it expresses a causal relation, as in She wont be coming, as we didnt invite her. When as expresses a time relation, it is not preceded by a comma: She was finishing the painting as I walked into the room. When beginning a sentence with a clause that starts with as, one should take care that it is clear whether as is used to mean because or at the same time that. The sentence As they were leaving, I walked to the door may mean either I walked to the door because they were leaving or I walked to the door at the same time that they were leaving. · As is sometimes used superfluously to introduce the complements of verbs like consider, deem, and account, as in They considered it as one of the landmark decisions of the civil rights movement. The measure was deemed as unnecessary. This usage may have arisen by analogy to regard and esteem, with which as is standardly used in this way: We regarded her as the best writer among us. But the use of as with verbs like consider is not sufficiently well established to be acceptable in writing. See Usage Notes at because, equal, like2, so1, than.
Regional Note: American dialects often vary from Standard English in the form and usage of relative pronouns. Where Standard English has three relative pronounswho, which, and thatregional dialects, particularly those of the South and Midlands, allow as and what as relative pronouns: Them as thinks they can whup me jest come ahead (Publication of the American Dialect Society). The car what hit him never stopped.

as 2  (s)
n. pl. as·ses (sz, sz)
1. An ancient Roman coin of copper or copper alloy.
2. An ancient Roman unit of weight equal to about one troy pound.

[Latin as.]

As
symbol for
1. (Chemistry / Elements & Compounds) Chem arsenic
2. (Earth Sciences / Physical Geography) altostratus

AS
abbreviation for
1. (Social Science / Peoples) Also A.S Anglo-Saxon
2. (Military) antisubmarine
3. Australian Standards

as1
conj (subordinating)
1. (often preceded by just) while; when; at the time that he caught me as I was leaving
2. in the way that dancing as only she can
3. that which; what I did as I was told
4. (of) which fact, event, etc. (referring to the previous statement) to become wise, as we all know, is not easy
as it were in a way; so to speak; as if it were really so
as you were
a.  (Military) a military command to withdraw an order, return to the previous position, etc.
b.  a statement to withdraw something just said
7. since; seeing that as youre in charge here, youd better tell me where to wait
8. in the same way that he died of cancer, as his father had done
9. in spite of the extent to which intelligent as you are, I suspect you will fail
10. for instance capital cities, as London
adv & conj
a.  used correlatively before an adjective or adverb and before a noun phrase or a clause to indicate identity of extent, amount, etc. she is as heavy as her sister she is as heavy now as she used to be
b.  used with this sense after a noun phrase introduced by the same the same height as her sister
prep
1. in the role of; being as his friend, I am probably biased
as for or to with reference to as for my past, Im not telling you anything
as from or of Formal (in expressions of time) from fares will rise as from January 11
as if or though as it would be if he talked as if he knew all about it
as (it) is in the existing state of affairs as it is, I shall have difficulty finishing all this work, without any more
as per See per [3]
as regards See regard [6]
as such See such [3]
such as See such [5]
as was in a previous state
as well See well1 [13]
as yet up to now; so far
[Old English alswā likewise; see also]
Usage: See at like

as2
n
1. (Mathematics & Measurements / Units) an ancient Roman unit of weight approximately equal to 1 pound troy (373 grams)
2. (Economics, Accounting & Finance / Currencies) the standard monetary unit and copper coin of ancient Rome
[from Latin ās unity, probably of Etruscan origin]

as3
(Electronics & Computer Science / Computer Science)
the Internet domain name for American Samoa

As
The symbol for arsenic.


as  /z/  ; strong form /z/adv. 1 to the same amount, just as much as s.o. or s.t. else: He is blind as a bat. 2 for example, for instance: We enjoy playing sports, such as golf and tennis.
conj. 1 to the same extent (degree, amount): She is as intelligent as she is pretty. 2 because: He fell asleep on the sofa, as he was so tired. 3 in the same way: Walk as fast as I am walking.
pron. that, which, or who, used after such or same: He thinks the same as I do.
prep. 1 in the role of: He works as a business consultant. 2 in the same way: We agree as a group on how to handle the matter. 3 as far as it goes: to a limited extent, not enough: That report is acceptable as far as it goes, but it leaves out important ideas. 4 as for: with regard to: As for raising salaries, we should discuss that next week. 5 as if: in such a way that it would seem to be true (or not true); as though: (true) He is acting as if hes tired. ||(untrue) Hes spending money as if he were a millionaire. 6 as is: in its present condition, unchanged: I offered my car for sale as is, without any repairs. 7 as it were: as if it is so, when it isnt: This so-called antique, as it were, is a fake. 8 infrml.fig. as long as your arm: extensive, very lengthy: She has a shopping list as long as your arm. 9 as such: the way it is, in its present state or condition: The plan is big and as such requires a lot of money to make it succeed. 10 as though: apparently, as if: He acts as though he owns this company, but he doesnt. 11 such as: for example, for instance: I need some supplies, such as pencils, a notebook, and a ruler. as

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