Definition of As

1. Noun. A very poisonous metallic element that has three allotropic forms; arsenic and arsenic compounds are used as herbicides and insecticides and various alloys; found in arsenopyrite and orpiment and realgar.

2. Adverb. To the same degree (often followed by 'as'). "He is every bit as mean as she is"
Exact synonyms: Equally, Every Bit
Partainyms: Equal

3. Noun. A United States territory on the eastern part of the island of Samoa.
Exact synonyms: American Samoa, Eastern Samoa
Generic synonyms: District, Dominion, Territorial Dominion, Territory
Group relationships: Samoa, Samoan Islands
Terms within: Pago Pago, Pango Pango

Definition of As

1. adv. & conj. 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.

2. n. An ace.

3. n. A Roman weight, answering to the libra or pound, equal to nearly eleven ounces Troy weight. It was divided into twelve ounces.

Definition of As

1. Abbreviation. Anglo-Saxon ¹

2. Abbreviation. Advanced Supplementary ¹

3. Abbreviation. Advanced Subsidiary ¹

4. Abbreviation. (neurology) Asperger's syndrome ¹

5. Abbreviation. (US Navy) Auxiliary Submarine - a naval tender, a submarine tender that tends to submarines ¹

6. Adverb. To such an extent or degree. ¹

7. Adverb. In the manner or role specified. ¹

8. Adverb. (dated) For example. ¹

9. Conjunction. In the same way that; according to what. ¹

10. Conjunction. At the same instant that; when. ¹

11. Conjunction. At the same time that; while. ¹

12. Conjunction. Varying through time in the same proportion that. ¹

13. Conjunction. Considering that, because, since. ¹

14. Conjunction. (non-gloss definition Introducing a basis of comparison, after '''as''', '''so''', or a comparison of equality.) ¹

15. Conjunction. (obsolete) Introducing a comparison with a hypothetical state (+ subjunctive); ‘as though’, ‘as if’. (defdate 13th-19th c.) ¹

16. Conjunction. (context: now dialectal) Functioning as a relative conjunction; that. (defdate from 14th c.) ¹

17. Preposition. (non-gloss definition Introducing a basis of comparison, with an object in the objective case.) ¹

18. Preposition. In the role of. ¹

19. Noun. (context: unit of weight) A libra. ¹

20. Noun. Any of several coins of Rome, coined in bronze or later copper; or the equivalent value. ¹

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Definition of As

1. to the same degree [adv]

Medical Definition of As

1. 1. 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. "His spiritual attendants adjured him, as he loved his soul, to emancipate his brethren." (Macaulay) As is often preceded by one of the antecedent or correlative words such, same, so, or as, in expressing an equality or comparison; as, give us such things as you please, and so long as you please, or as long as you please; he is not so brave as Cato; she is as amiable as she is handsome; come as quickly as possible. "Bees appear fortunately to prefer the same colours as we do." . As, in a preceding part of a sentence, has such or so to answer correlatively to it; as with the people, so with the priest. 2. 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. "The beggar is greater as a man, than is the man merely as a king." (Dewey) 3. While; during or at the same time that; when; as, he trembled as he spoke. "As I return I will fetch off these justices." (Shak) 4. Because; since; it being the case that. "As the population of Scotland had been generally trained to arms . . . They were not indifferently prepared." (Sir W. Scott) [See Synonym under Because. 5. Expressing concession. (Often approaching though in meaning). "We wish, however, to avail ourselves of the interest, transient as it may be, which this work has excited." (Macaulay) 6. That, introducing or expressing a result or consequence, after the correlatives so and such. "I can place thee in such abject state, as help shall never find thee." (Rowe) So as, so that. "The relations are so uncertain as they require a great deal of examination." (Bacon) 7. As if; as though. "He lies, as he his bliss did know." (Waller) 8. For instance; by way of example; thus; used to introduce illustrative phrases, sentences, or citations. 9. Than. "The king was not more forward to bestow favors on them as they free to deal affronts to others their superiors." (Fuller) 10. Expressing a wish. "As have," i. E, may he have. As . . . As. See So . . . As, under So. As far as, to the extent or degree. "As far as can be ascertained." . As far forth as, as far as. As for, or As to, in regard to; with respect to. As good as, not less than; not falling short of. As good as one's word, faithful to a promise. As if, or As though, of the same kind, or in the same condition or manner, that it would be if. As it were (as if it were), a qualifying phrase used to apologize for or to relieve some expression which might be regarded as inappropriate or incongruous; in a manner. As now, just now. As swythe, as quickly as possible. As well, also; too; besides. As well as, equally with, no less than. "I have understanding as well as you." . As yet, until now; up to or at the present time; still; now. Origin: OE. As, als, alse, also, al swa, AS. Eal swa, lit. All so; hence, quite so, quite as: cf. G. Als as, than, also so, then. See Also. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of As

arytenoidal articular surface of cricoid
as (current term)
as Gaeilge
as I live and breathe
as I was saying
as a dog returns to his vomit, so a fool repeats his folly
as a formality
as a group
as a lamb to the slaughter
as a matter of fact
as a matter of law
as a result
as a rule
as a whole(ip)

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