Definitions for: As

[n] a United States territory on the eastern part of the island of Samoa
[n] 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
[adv] (often followed by `as') to the same degree; "they were equally beautiful"; "birds were singing and the child sang as sweetly"; "sang as sweetly as a nightingale"; (`every bit' is informal as in"he is every bit as mean as she is")

Webster (1913) Definition: As ([a^]z), adv. & conj. [OE. as, als, alse, also, al swa,
AS. eal sw[=a], lit. all so; hence, quite so, quite as: cf.
G. als as, than, also so, then. See Also.]
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.

Note: 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
colors as we do.'' --Lubbock. 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.
[See Synonym under Because.]

5. Expressing concession. (Often approaching though in

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. [Obs.]

I can place thee in such abject state, as help shall
never find thee. --Rowe.

So as, so that. [Obs.]

The relations are so uncertain as they require a
great deal of examination. --Bacon.

7. As if; as though. [Obs. or Poetic]

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. [Obs. & R.]

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. [Obs.] ``As have,''

Note: i. e., may he have. --Chaucer.

As . . as. See So . . as, under So.

As far as, to the extent or degree. ``As far as can be
ascertained.'' --Macaulay.

As far forth as, as far as. [Obs.] --Chaucer.

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. [Obs.] --Chaucer.

As swythe, as quickly as possible. [Obs.] --Chaucer.

As well, also; too; besides. --Addison.

As well as, equally with, no less than. ``I have
understanding as well as you.'' --Job xii. 3.

As yet, until now; up to or at the present time; still;

As, n. [See Ace.]
An ace. [Obs.] --Chaucer.

Ambes-as, double aces.

As, n.; pl. Asses. [L. as. See Ace.]
1. A Roman weight, answering to the libra or pound, equal to
nearly eleven ounces Troy weight. It was divided into
twelve ounces.

2. 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.

Synonyms: American Samoa, arsenic, atomic number 33, Eastern Samoa, equally, every bit

See Also: arsenopyrite, chemical element, district, element, herbicide, insect powder, insecticide, mispickel, orpiment, Pago Pago, Pango Pango, realgar, Samoa, territory, weed killer, weedkiller

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