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As - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'As' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . As [ 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.
- 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.
- Than.
- Expressing a wish.
2 . As [ n.]
- An ace.
- 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.

Meaning of 'As' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . as [ r]
Meaning (1):
- to the same degree (often followed by `as')
Example in sentence:
  • birds were singing and the child sang as sweetly;
  • he is every bit as mean as she is;
  • sang as sweetly as a nightingale;
  • they were equally beautiful