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Definition of As


  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.
  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.
  3. While; during or at the same time that; when; as, he trembled as he spoke.
  4. Because; since; it being the case that.
  5. Expressing concession. (Often approaching though in meaning).
  6. That, introducing or expressing a result or consequence, after the correlatives so and such.
  7. As if; as though.
  8. For instance; by way of example; thus; -- used to introduce illustrative phrases, sentences, or citations.
  9. Than.
  10. Expressing a wish.
  11. An ace.
  12. A Roman weight, answering to the libra or pound, equal to nearly eleven ounces Troy weight. It was divided into twelve ounces.
  13. 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.

As Translations

as in Afrikaans is hoe, so lyk, soos
as in Dutch is voor, als, bij wijze van, hoe, tot
as in Finnish is miten
as in French is comme
as in German is so, obgleich, da, da, als, wie, als, ebenso/allso
as in Italian is come, quite
as in Latin is cum, prout, ut, pro, sicut, quatenus/quatinus