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Meaning of AS

Pronunciation:  az

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a United States territory on the eastern part of the island of Samoa
  2. [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
  3. [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")

AS is a 2 letter word that starts with A.


 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



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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;
  2. \As\, n. [See {Ace}.]
    An ace. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
    {Ambes-as}, double aces.
  3. \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.
Computing Dictionary
  1. 1. autonomous system.

    2. address strobe.

  2. The country code for American Samoa.

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