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as

[ az; unstressed uh z ]SEE DEFINITION OF as
  • conj.while, when
  • conj.in the way that; to a degree
  • conj.because
  • prep.in the role of

Synonyms for as

  • at the time that
  • during the time that
  • in the act of
  • in the process of
  • just as
  • on the point of
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WORD ORIGIN

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.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR AS

because

conjuctionon account of

for

conjunctionin consequence of the fact that
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