to the same degree, amount, or extent; similarly; equally:
I don’t think it’s as hot and humid today as it was yesterday.
for example; for instance:
Some flowers, as the rose, require special care.
thought to be or considered to be:
the square as distinct from the rectangle; the church as separate from the state.
in the manner (directed, agreed, promised, etc.):
She sang as promised. He left as agreed.
(used correlatively after an adjective or adverb preceded by an adverbial phrase, the adverbial as, or another adverb) to such a degree or extent that:
It came out the same way as it did before. You are as good as you think you are.
(without antecedent) in the degree, manner, etc., of or that:
She’s good as gold. Do as we do.
at the same time that; while; when:
as you look away.
As you are leaving last, please turn out the lights.
Questionable as it may be, we will proceed.
with the result or purpose:
He said it in a voice so loud as to make everyone stare.
Informal. (in dependent clauses) that:
I don’t know as I do.
Midland and Southern U.S. and British Dialect, .
(used relatively) that; who; which (usually preceded by such or the same):
I have the same trouble as you had.
a fact that:
She did her job well, as can be proved by the records.
New England, Midland, and Southern U.S. who; whom; which; that:
Them as has gets.
in the role, function, or status of:
to act as leader.
as … as, (used to express similarity or equality in a specified characteristic, condition, etc., as between one person or thing and another):
as rich as Croesus.
as far as, to the degree or extent that:
It is an excellent piece of work, as far as I can tell.
as for / to, with respect to; in reference to:
As for staying away, I wouldn’t think of it.
as good as,
equivalent to; in effect; practically:
as good as new.
true to; trustworthy as:
as good as his word.
as how, Chiefly Midland and Southern U.S. that; if; whether:
He allowed as how it was none of my business. I don’t know as how I ought to interfere.
as if / though, as it would be if:
It was as if the world had come to an end.
as is, in whatever condition something happens to be, especially referring to something offered for sale in a flawed, damaged, or used condition:
We bought the table as is.
as it were, in a way; so to speak:
He became, as it were, a man without a country.
as long as. 1 (def 39).
as of, beginning on; on and after; from:
This price is effective as of June 23.
as regards, with regard or reference to; concerning:
As regards the expense involved, it is of no concern to him.
as being what is indicated; in that capacity:
An officer of the law, as such, is entitled to respect.
in itself or in themselves:
The position, as such, does not appeal to him, but the salary is a lure.
as well. 1 (def 18).
as well as. 1 (def 19).
as yet, up to the present time; until now:
As yet, no one has thought of a solution.
(often preceded by just) while; when; at the time that: he caught me as I was leaving
in the way that: dancing as only she can
that which; what: I did as I was told
(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 command to withdraw an order, return to the previous position, etc
a statement to withdraw something just said
since; seeing that: as you’re in charge here, you’d better tell me where to wait
in the same way that: he died of cancer, as his father had done
in spite of the extent to which: intelligent as you are, I suspect you will fail
for instance: capital cities, as London
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
used with this sense after a noun phrase introduced by the same: she is the same height as her sister
in the role of; being: as his friend, I am probably biased
as for, as to, with reference to: as for my past, I’m not telling you anything
(formal) as from, as of, (in expressions of time) from: fares on all routes will rise as from January 11
as if, as though, as it would be if: he talked as if he knew all about it
as is, 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 (sense 3)
as regards, See regard (sense 6)
as such, See such (sense 3)
such as, See such (sense 5)
as was, in a previous state
as well, See well1 (sense 13)
as yet, up to now; so far: I have received no compensation as yet
an ancient Roman unit of weight approximately equal to 1 pound troy (373 grams)
the standard monetary unit and copper coin of ancient Rome
Also A.S.. Anglo-Saxon
c.1200, worn-down form of Old English alswa “quite so” (see also), fully established by c.1400. Equivalent to so; any distinction in use is purely idiomatic. Related to German als “as, than,” from Middle High German also. Phrase as well “just as much” is recorded from late 15c.; the phrase also can imply “as well as not,” “as well as anything else.” Interjection of incredulity as if! (i.e. “as if that really could happen”) is attested from 1995, an exact duplication of Latin quasi.
The symbol for the element arsenic.
Latin auris sinistra (left ear)
The symbol for arsenic.
Associate in Science
From, at, or until a given time. For example, As of five o’clock the store will be closed for inventory, or As of last December our meetings have been open to the public, or As of now I’m not sure how I’ll vote. This idiom was first used in business but came into more general use. [ c. 1900 ]
- As one
Also, as one man or woman. All together, unanimously. For example, The marchers shouted as one, “We shall overcome!” or They replied as one woman, “Of course we’ll stay and help.” This term appeared in the Bible (Judges 20:8): “And all the people arose as one man.” [ Late 1500s ] For synonyms, see with […]
Alan (Stewart) 1903–88, South African novelist. Historical Examples Meantime he was to see old Paton Gorry and generally take the soundings. The Deemster Hall Caine For meanwhile Mr Paton had taken quite a wrong view of his character. St. Winifred’s Frederic W. Farrar Mr. Paton of Dunfermline possesses a gold torquated ring, obtained in that […]
- As per usual
as per usual adverb phrase As usual
Alexander Sergeevich [al-ig-zan-der sur-gey-uh-vich,, -zahn-;; Russian uh-lyi-ksahn-dr syir-gye-yi-vyich] /ˌæl ɪgˈzæn dər sɜrˈgeɪ ə vɪtʃ,, -ˈzɑn-;; Russian ʌ lyɪˈksɑn dr syɪrˈgyɛ yɪ vyɪtʃ/ (Show IPA), 1799–1837, Russian poet, short-story writer, and dramatist. Contemporary Examples Among the most famous of his dramatic fragments and vignettes is a series of “Anecdotes about Pushkin.” Alternative Russian Classics Elif Batuman […]