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Noun, Conjunction, Preposition


Noun as has 2 senses

Adverbial as has 1 sense

  • as(r = adv.all) equally, every bit - 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"


asadv. & conj. [OE. as, als, alse, also, al swa, AS. eal swā, lit. all so; hence, quite so, quite as: cf. G. als as, than, also so, then. See Also.].
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
    " 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."  [1913 Webster]
    "His spiritual attendants adjured him, as he loved his soul, to emancipate his brethren."  [1913 Webster]
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
    "The beggar is greater as a man, than is the man merely as a king."  [1913 Webster]
  •  While; during or at the same time that; when; as, he trembled as he spoke.  [1913 Webster]
    "As I return I will fetch off these justices."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Because; since; it being the case that.  [1913 Webster]
    "As the population of Scotland had been generally trained to arms . . . they were not indifferently prepared."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Expressing concession. (Often approaching though in meaning).  [1913 Webster]
    "We wish, however, to avail ourselves of the interest, transient as it may be, which this work has excited."  [1913 Webster]
  •  That, introducing or expressing a result or consequence, after the correlatives so and such.  [1913 Webster]
    "I can place thee in such abject state, as help shall never find thee."  [1913 Webster]
    "The relations are so uncertain as they require a great deal of examination."  [1913 Webster]
  •  As if; as though.  [1913 Webster]
    "He lies, as he his bliss did know."  [1913 Webster]
  •  For instance; by way of example; thus; -- used to introduce illustrative phrases, sentences, or citations.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Than.  [1913 Webster]
    "The king was not more forward to bestow favors on them as they free to deal affronts to others their superiors."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Expressing a wish.
    "i. e., may he have."  Chaucer.  [1913 Webster]
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; now.
asn. [See Ace.].
     An ace.  Chaucer.  [1913 Webster]
Ambes-as, double aces.
     the chemical symbol for arsenic.  [PJC]
asn. [L. as. See Ace.].
  •  A Roman weight, answering to the libra or pound, equal to nearly eleven ounces Troy weight. It was divided into twelve ounces.  [1913 Webster]
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]


as, abbr. Anglo-Saxon.

as, symb. Chem. the element arsenic.

as, adv., conj., & pron.
--adv. & conj. (adv. as antecedent in main sentence; conj. in relative clause expressed or implied) ... to the extent to which ... is or does etc. (I am as tall as he; am as tall as he is; am not so tall as he; (colloq.) am as tall as him; as many as six; as recently as last week; it is not as easy as you think).
--conj. (with relative clause expressed or implied)
1 (with antecedent so) expressing result or purpose (came early so as to meet us; we so arranged matters as to avoid a long wait; so good as to exceed all hopes).
2 (with antecedent adverb omitted) having concessive force ( good as it is = although it is good; try as he might = although he might try).
3 (without antecedent adverb) a in the manner in which (do as you like; was regarded as a mistake; they rose as one man). b in the capacity or form of (I speak as your friend; Olivier as Hamlet; as a matter of fact). c during or at the time that (came up as I was speaking; fell just as I reached the door). d for the reason that; seeing that (as you are here, we can talk). e for instance (cathedral cities, as York).
--rel.pron. (with verb of relative clause expressed or implied)
1 that, who, which (I had the same trouble as you; he is a writer, as is his wife; such money as you have; such countries as France).
2 (with sentence as antecedent) a fact that ( he lost, as you know).

as and when to the extent and at the time that (I'll do it as and when I want to). as for with regard to (as for you, I think you are wrong). as from on and after (a specified date). as if (or though) as would be the case if (acts as if he were in charge; as if you didn't know!; looks as though we've won). as it is (or as is) in the existing circumstances or state. as it were in a way; to a certain extent (he is, as it were, infatuated). as long as see LONG(1). as much see MUCH. as of
1 = as from.
2 as at (a specified time). as per see PER. as regards see REGARD. as soon as see SOON. as such see SUCH. as though see as if. as to with respect to; concerning (said nothing as to money; as to you, I think you are wrong). as was in the previously existing circumstances or state. as well see WELL(1). as yet until now or a particular time in the past (usu. with neg. and with implied reserve about the future : have received no news as yet).
as, n. (pl. asses) a Roman copper coin.




ad eundem, after this fashion, along these lines, as an example, as an instance, as long as, as things go, as well, at what price, because, being, being as how, by what mode, by what name, cause, ceteris paribus, considering, correspondingly, equally, equivalently, evenly, exempli gratia, for, for example, for instance, forasmuch as, how, identically, in such wise, in that, in this way, in what way, inasmuch as, indifferently, insofar as, insomuch as, like, now, parce que, proportionately, seeing as how, seeing that, since, so, thus, thus and so, to illustrate, whereas, without distinction




N motive, springs of action, wellsprings of action, reason, ground, call, principle, by end, by purpose, mainspring, primum mobile, keystone, the why and the wherefore, pro and con, reason why, secret motive, arriere pensee, intention, inducement, consideration, attraction, loadstone, magnet, magnetism, magnetic force, allectation, allective, temptation, enticement, agacerie, allurement, witchery, bewitchment, bewitchery, charm, spell, fascination, blandishment, cajolery, seduction, seducement, honeyed words, voice of the tempter, song of the Sirens forbidden fruit, golden apple, persuasibility, persuasibleness, attractability, impressibility, susceptibility, softness, persuasiveness, attractiveness, tantalization, influence, prompting, dictate, instance, impulse, impulsion, incitement, incitation, press, instigation, provocation, inspiration, persuasion, suasion, encouragement, advocacy, exhortation, advice, solicitation, lobbyism, pull, incentive, stimulus, spur, fillip, whip, goad, ankus, rowel, provocative, whet, dram, bribe, lure, decoy, decoy duck, bait, trail of a red herring, bribery and corruption, sop, sop for Cerberus, prompter, tempter, seducer, seductor, instigator, firebrand, incendiary, Siren, Circe, agent provocateur, lobbyist, impulsive, motive, suasive, suasory, persuasive, persuasory, hortative, hortatory, protreptical, inviting, tempting suasive, suasory, seductive, attractive, fascinating, provocative, induced, disposed, persuadable, spellbound, instinct with, smitten with, infatuated, inspired, by, because, therefore, from this motive, from that motive, for this reason, for that reason, for, by reason of, for the sake of, count of, out of, from, as, forasmuch as, for all the world, on principle, fax mentis incendium gloriae, temptation hath a music for all ears, to beguile many and be beguiled by one.

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