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As meaning

as - 16 dictionary results

  1. 1. to the same degree ( often followed by ` as'); " they were equally beautiful"; " birds were singing and the child sang as sweetly"; " sang as sweetly as a nightingale"; " he is every bit as mean as she is"
  2. 2. 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.
  3. 3. While; during or at the same time that; when; as, he trembled as he spoke.
  4. 4. Because; since; it being the case that.
  5. 5. Expressing concession. ( Often approaching though in meaning).
  6. 6. That, introducing or expressing a result or consequence, after the correlatives so and such.
  7. 7. As if; as though.
  8. 8. Than.
  9. 9. Expressing a wish.
  10. 10. An ace.
  11. 11. A Roman weight, answering to the libra or pound, equal to nearly eleven ounces Troy weight. It was divided into twelve ounces.
  12. 12. 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.
  13. 13. 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.
  14. 14. if; as though.
  15. 15. For instance; by way of example; thus; - used to introduce illustrative phrases, sentences, or citations.
  16. 16. Like; for example; when.

as - examples of usage

  1. " I- we haven't thought so far ahead as that," she said.
  2. Mrs. Van Duser is, as you say, a very- er- active woman.
  3. Miss Tripp was unquestionably elegant, and her smart gowns and the large picture hats she affected had created quite their usual sensation in Innisfield, where the slow- spreading ripples of fashion were viewed with a certain stern disfavour as being linked in some vague manner with irreligion of a dangerous sort.
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