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The symbol for arsenic.


1. airspeed
2. American Samoa
3. Anglo-Saxon
4. antisubmarine
5. Associate in Science

as 1

 (ăz; əz when unstressed)
1. To the same extent or degree; equally: The child sang as sweetly as a nightingale.
2. For instance: large mammals, as the bear or lion.
3. When taken into consideration in a specified relation or form: this definition as distinguished from the second one.
1. To the same degree or quantity that. Often used as a correlative after so or as: You are as sweet as sugar. The situation is not so bad as you suggest.
2. In the same manner or way that: Think as I think.
3. At the same time that; while: slipped on the ice as I ran home.
4. For the reason that; because: went to bed early, as I was exhausted.
5. With the result that: He was so foolish as to lie.
6. Though: Great as the author was, he proved a bad model. Ridiculous as it seems, the tale is true.
7. In accordance with which or with the way in which: The hotel is quite comfortable as such establishments go. The sun is hot, as everyone knows.
8. Informal That: I don't know as I can answer your question.
1. That; which; who. Used after same or such: I received the same grade as you did.
2. Chiefly Upper Southern US Who, whom, which, or that: Those as want to can come with me.
1. In the role, capacity, or function of: acting as a mediator.
2. In a manner similar to; the same as: On this issue they thought as one.
as is Informal
Just the way it is, with no changes or modifications: bought the samovar as is from an antique dealer.
as it were
In a manner of speaking; as if such were so.

[Middle English, from Old English ealswā; see also.]
Usage Note: Your mother is just as proud as me, said the father to the child with good grades. But should he have said, Your mother is just as proud as I? As with similar constructions using than, a traditional rule states that the pronoun following as ... as ... constructions must be in the nominative case because She is just as proud as I is really a truncated version of the sentence She is just as proud as I am. Another way to view this situation is to say that the second as functions as a conjunction, not as a preposition, in these sentences. Whatever the merits of this logic, the as me construction is very common in speech and appears regularly in the writing of highly respected writers. Moreover, it can be argued that the second as is really a preposition in these constructions and so requires the objective case. There is the further objection that as I constructions are overly formal, and even pretentious. In short, both constructions are defensible, and both are subject to attack. The safe bet is to include the final verb to make a clause: She is just as proud as I am. · In many dialects, people use as in place of that in sentences like We are not sure as we want to go or It's not certain as he left. But this use of as is limited mostly to speaking, and it will likely seem inappropriate in formal writing. · Some nonstandard varieties of American English differ from the standard language in the form and usage of relative pronouns. Where Standard English has three relative pronouns—who, which, and that—regional dialects, particularly those of the South and Midlands, allow as and what as relative pronouns: "They like nothing better than the job of leading off a young feller like you, as ain't never been away from home much" (Stephen Crane, The Red Badge of Courage). The car what hit him never stopped. · When as expresses a causal relation, it should be preceded by a comma, as in She won't be coming, as we didn't invite her. When as expresses a time relation, it is not preceded by a comma: She was finishing the painting as I walked into the room. When an as-clause begins a sentence, it may be necessary to make clear whether as is used to mean "because" or "at the same time that." The sentence As they were leaving, I walked to the door may mean either "I walked to the door because they were leaving" or "I walked to the door at the same time that they were leaving." · As is sometimes used after verbs like consider, deem, and account, as in The paintings are considered as masterpieces in their home country. The measure was deemed as unnecessary. This usage may have arisen by analogy to the long-established use of as after regard and esteem in standard contexts: We regarded her as the best writer among us. In our 2009 survey, however, more than 80 percent of the Usage Panel rejected sentences in which as followed consider in this way, including the sentence just quoted. These constructions bear the stigma of redundancy and should be avoided in careful writing. See Usage Notes at because, equal, like2, so1.

as 2

n. pl. as·ses (ăs′ēz′, ăs′ĭz)
1. An ancient Roman coin of copper or copper alloy.
2. An ancient Roman unit of weight equal to about one troy pound.

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(æz; unstressed əz)
conj (subordinating)
1. (often preceded by just) while; when; at the time that: he caught me as I was leaving.
2. in the way that: dancing as only she can.
3. that which; what: I did as I was told.
4. (of) which fact, event, etc (referring to the previous statement): to become wise, as we all know, is not easy.
5. as it were in a way; so to speak; as if it were really so
6. as you were
a. a military command to withdraw an order, return to the previous position, etc
b. a statement to withdraw something just said
7. (Military) a military command to withdraw an order, return to the previous position, etc
8. a statement to withdraw something just said
9. since; seeing that: as you're in charge here, you'd better tell me where to wait.
10. in the same way that: he died of cancer, as his father had done.
11. in spite of the extent to which: intelligent as you are, I suspect you will fail.
12. for instance: capital cities, as London.
adv, conj
a. used correlatively before an adjective or adverb and before a noun phrase or a clause to indicate identity of extent, amount, etc: she is as heavy as her sister; she is as heavy now as she used to be.
b. used with this sense after a noun phrase introduced by the same: she is the same height as her sister.
13. in the role of; being: as his friend, I am probably biased.
14. as for as to with reference to: as for my past, I'm not telling you anything.
15. as from as of formal (in expressions of time) from: fares on all routes will rise as from January 11.
16. as if as though as it would be if: he talked as if he knew all about it.
17. as is as it is in the existing state of affairs: as it is, I shall have difficulty finishing all this work, without any more.
18. as per See per3
19. as regards See regard6
20. as such See such3
21. such as See such5
22. as was in a previous state
23. as well See well113
24. as yet up to now; so far: I have received no compensation as yet.
[Old English alswā likewise; see also]
Usage: See at like1


1. (Units) an ancient Roman unit of weight approximately equal to 1 pound troy (373 grams)
2. (Currencies) the standard monetary unit and copper coin of ancient Rome
[C17: from Latin ās unity, probably of Etruscan origin]


the internet domain name for
(Computer Science) American Samoa


symbol for
1. (Elements & Compounds) chem arsenic
2. (Physical Geography) altostratus


abbreviation for
1. (Peoples) Also: A.S. Anglo-Saxon
2. (Military) antisubmarine
3. Australian Standards
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(æz; unstressed əz)

1. to the same degree or extent; equally: It's not as hot today.
2. for example: spring flowers, as the tulip.
3. thought or considered to be: the square as distinct from the rectangle.
4. in the manner indicated: She sang as promised.
5. to the same degree or extent that: to run quick as a rabbit.
6. in the degree, manner, etc., of or that: Do as we do.
7. at the same time that; while; when: Pay as you enter.
8. since; because: As you are leaving last, lock the door.
9. though: Strange as it seems, it is so.
10. that the result or effect was: His voice was so loud as to make everyone stare.
11. Informal. that: I don't know as I do.
12. that; who; which (usu. prec. by such or the same): I have the same trouble as you had.
13. a fact that: She spoke the truth, as can be proved.
14. in the role, function, or status of: to act as leader.
1. as … as, (used to express similarity or equality between one person or thing and another): as rich as Croesus.
2. as far as, to the degree or extent that: It is an excellent plan, as far as I can tell.
3. as for or to, with respect to; about; concerning: As for staying away, I wouldn't think of it.
4. as good as,
a. equivalent to: as good as new.
b. true to; trustworthy as: as good as his word.
5. as if or though, as it would be if: It was as if the world had come to an end.
6. as is, in whatever condition something is in when offered, esp. if damaged.
7. as it were, in a way; so to speak: He became, as it were, a man without a country.
8. as of, beginning on; on and after; from: This price is effective as of June 23.
9. as such,
a. as being what is indicated; in that capacity: An officer of the law, as such, is entitled to respect.
b. in itself or in themselves: The job, as such, does not appeal to me.
10. as yet, up to the present time.
[before 1000; Old English alswā, ealswā all so (see also), quite so, quite as, as; c. Middle Dutch alse, Old High German alsō]
usage: As a conjunction, one sense of as is “because”: As she was bored, Sue left the room. as also has an equally common use in the sense “while, when”: As the parade passed by, the crowd cheered. These two senses sometimes result in ambiguity: As the gates were closed, he walked away. (When? Because?) asas is standard in both positive and negative constructions: as happy as a lark; not as humid today as it was yesterday. soas is sometimes used in negative constructions (not so humid as it was) and in questions ( “What is so rare as a day in June?” ). The phrase as far as generally introduces a clause: As far as money is concerned, the council has exhausted all its resources. In some informal speech and writing, as far as is treated as a preposition and followed only by an object: As far as money, the council has exhausted all its resources. as to as a compound preposition has long been standard: As to your salary, that too will be reviewed. This is occasionally criticized as a vague substitute for about or concerning, which can certainly be substituted. See also all, farther, like.



n., pl. as•ses (ˈæs ɪz, -iz)
1. a copper coin of ancient Rome.
2. an ancient Roman unit of weight, equal to about 12 ounces.
[1595–1605; < Latin]


1. American Samoa.
2. Anglo-Saxon.


Chem. Symbol.


var. of ad- before s: assert.


1. Anglo-Saxon.
2. Associate in Science.
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The symbol for arsenic.
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1. used in time clauses

If something happens as something else happens, it happens while the other thing is happening.

She cried as she told her story.
The play started as I got there.

You also use as to say that something is done whenever something happens.

Parts are replaced as they grow old.

Be Careful!
Don't use 'as' simply to mean 'at the time that'. For example, don't say 'As I started work here, the pay was £20 an hour'. You say 'When I started work here, the pay was £20 an hour'.

See when
2. meaning 'because'

As is often used to mean 'because' or 'since'.

She bought herself an iron as she felt she couldn't keep borrowing Anne's.
As he had been up since 4 a.m. he was now very tired.
3. used with adjectives

You can use as in front of an adjective to say how someone or something is regarded or described.

They regarded manual work as degrading.
His teachers described him as brilliant.

Be Careful!
Don't use 'as' after comparative adjectives. Don't say, for example, 'The trees are taller as the church'. You say 'The trees are taller than the church'.

She was much older than me.
4. used in prepositional phrases

You can also use as in prepositional phrases to say how someone or something is regarded, described, treated, or used.

Pluto was originally classified as a planet.
I treated business as a game.
I wanted to use him as an agent.

You can also use as in prepositional phrases to say what role or function someone or something has.

He worked as a clerk.
Bleach acts as an antiseptic.
5. used in comparisons

In writing, as is sometimes used to compare one action to another.

He looked over his shoulder as Jack had done.
She pushed him, as she had pushed her son.

Like and the way are used in a similar way.

Be Careful!
You don't usually use 'as' in front of a noun phrase when you are comparing one thing or person to another. Don't say, for example, 'She sang as a bird'. You say 'She sang like a bird'.

He swam like a fish.
I am a worker like him.

Be Careful!
However, you can make a comparison using as, an adjective or adverb, and another as. For example, you can say 'You're just as bad as your sister'.

For more information, see as ... as


asthe way
1. used as conjunctions

You can use like, as, or the way as conjunctions when you are comparing one person's behaviour or appearance to another's. In the clause which follows the conjunction, the verb is usually do.

For example, you can say 'He walked to work every day, like his father had done', 'He walked to work every day, as his father had done', or 'He walked to work every day, the way his father had done'.

I never behave like she does.
They were people who spoke and thought as he did.
Start lending things, the way people did in the war.
2. used as prepositions

Like and as can be prepositions, but their meaning is not usually the same. For example, if you do something like a particular kind of person, you do it the way that kind of person would do it, although you are not that kind of person.

We worked like slaves.

If you do something as a particular kind of person, you are that kind of person.

Over the summer she worked as a waitress.
I can only speak as a married man without children.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: - a very poisonous metallic element that has three allotropic formsAs - 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
chemical element, element - any of the more than 100 known substances (of which 92 occur naturally) that cannot be separated into simpler substances and that singly or in combination constitute all matter
arsenopyrite, mispickel - a silver-white or grey ore of arsenic
orpiment - a yellow mineral occurring in conjunction with realgar; an ore of arsenic
realgar - a rare soft orange mineral consisting of arsenic sulphide; an important ore of arsenic
herbicide, weed killer, weedkiller - a chemical agent that destroys plants or inhibits their growth
insect powder, insecticide - a chemical used to kill insects - a United States territory on the eastern part of the island of SamoaAS - a United States territory on the eastern part of the island of Samoa
Samoan Islands, Samoa - a group of volcanic islands in the South Pacific midway between Hawaii and Australia; its climate and scenery and Polynesian culture make it a popular tourist stop
Pago Pago, Pango Pango - a port in American Samoa - 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"
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1. when, while, just as, at the time that, during the time that All eyes were on him as he continued.
1. in the role of, being, under the name of, in the character of I had natural ability as a footballer.
1. in the way that, like, in the manner that Behave towards them as you would like to be treated.
2. since, because, seeing that, considering that, on account of the fact that This is important as it sets the mood for the day.
3. although, while, though Try as he might, he couldn't escape.
as for or to with regard to, about, re, concerning, regarding, respecting, relating to, with respect to, on the subject of, with reference to, in reference to, in the matter of, apropos of, as regards, anent (Scot.) As for giving them guns, I don't think that's a very good idea.
as it were in a way, to some extent, so to speak, in a manner of speaking, so to say I understood the words, but I didn't, as it were, understand the question.
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مِثْلمِثْل، كَما، بِنَفْسِ الطَّريقَهمَع أنبِسَبَببِنَفْس الصِّفَه
dasomhvor ... endidetligesom
comotancuandomientraspor mucho que (with subjunctive verb)
kadakaokolikopoštoza vrijeme
einseins ogeins, enda òóttòar eî, af òví aîòegar, um leiî og, meîan
...로서...와 마찬가지로(…)하자마자
kad ir kaipkadakadangikaikaip
kadlai gantā kātikpat... kā
akorovnako akotaktak, ako
kotkakorkoprav dobrž ko
ในฐานะขณะที่ ดังที่ เนื่องจากอย่างพอๆ กัน
…nhưkhinhư là


[æz, əz]
For set combinations in which as is not the first word, eg such ... as, the same ... as, dressed as, acknowledge as, look up the other word.
1. (in time clauses)
You can usually use cuando when the as clause simply tells you when an event happened.
as I was passing the housecuando pasaba por delante de la casa
he came in as I was leavingentró cuando yo salía
Alternatively, use al + INFINITIVE:
he came in as I was leavingentró al salir yo
he tripped as he was coming out of the banktropezó al salir or cuando salía del banco
as the car drew level with us, I realized Isabel was drivingal llegar el coche a nuestra altura or cuando el coche llegó a nuestra altura, me di cuenta de que lo conducía Isabel
Translate as using mientras for longer actions which are happening at the same time:
(= while) → mientras
as we walked, we talked about the futuremientras caminábamos, hablábamos del futuro
In the context of two closely linked actions involving parallel development, translate as using a medida que or conforme. Alternatively, use según va + GERUND:
as one gets older, life gets more and more difficulta medida que se envejece or conforme se envejece or según va uno envejeciendo, la vida se hace cada vez más difícil
as he got older he got deafera medida que or conforme envejeció se fue volviendo más sordosegún fue envejeciendo se fue volviendo más sordo
2. (in reason clauses)
When as means "since" or "because", you can generally use como, provided you put it at the beginning of the sentence. Alternatively, use the more formal puesto que either at the beginning of the sentence or between the clauses or ya que especially between the clauses.
como (more frm) → puesto que, ya que
as you're here, I'll tell youcomo estás aquí or puesto que estás aquí, te lo diré
he didn't mention it as he didn't want to worry youcomo no quería preocuparte, no lo mencionó, no lo mencionó puesto que no quería preocuparte
he couldn't come as he had an appointmentno pudo asistir porque or puesto que or ya que tenía un compromiso
patient as she is, she'll probably put up with itcon lo paciente que es, seguramente lo soportará
3. (describing way, manner) → como
leave things as they aredejad las cosas como están
I'm okay as I amestoy bien tal como estoy
knowing him as I do, I'm sure he'll refuseconociéndolo como lo conozco, estoy seguro de que no aceptará
the village, situated as it is near a motorway,el pueblo, situado como está cerca de una autopista, ...
as I've said beforecomo he dicho antes ...
as I was sayingcomo iba diciendo ...
her door is the first as you go upsu puerta es la primera según se sube
she is very gifted, as is her brothertiene mucho talento, al igual que su hermano
you'll have it by noon as agreedlo tendrá antes del mediodía, tal como acordamos
it's not bad, as hotels gono está mal, en comparación con otros hoteles
as in all good detective storiescomo en toda buena novela policíaca
as you knowcomo sabe
Arsenal are playing as never before!¡Arsenal está jugando mejor que nunca!
as often happenscomo suele ocurrir
he performed brilliantly, as only he canactuó de maravilla, como sólo él sabe hacerlo
as you were! (Mil) → ¡descansen!
do as you wishhaga lo que quiera
4. (= though) → aunque
tired as he was, he went to the partyaunque estaba cansado, asistió a la fiesta
interesting as the book is, I don't think it will sell very wellel libro es interesante, pero aún así no creo que se venda bien, aunque el libro es interesante, no creo que se venda bien
try as she would or might, she couldn't lift itpor más que se esforzó no pudo levantarlo
unlikely as it may seempor imposible que parezca ...
5. (in set structures)
as if or as thoughcomo si
it was as if or as though he were still aliveera como si estuviera todavía vivo
he looked as if or as though he was illparecía como si estuviera enfermo
it isn't as if or as though he were poorno es que sea pobre, que digamos
as if she knew!¡como si ella lo supiera!
as if to the little dog nodded his head, as if to agreeel perrito movió la cabeza, como asintiendo
as in it's spelled with V as in Valenciase escribe con V de Valencia
as it is as it is, it doesn't make much differenceen realidad, casi da lo mismo
as it is we can do nothingen la práctica or tal y como están las cosas no podemos hacer nada
I've got quite enough to do as it istengo ya bastante trabajo
as it were I'd understood the words, but I hadn't understood the question, as it werehabía entendido las palabras, pero no había comprendido la pregunta, por así decirlo
I have become, as it were, two peopleme he convertido como en dos personas
he was as it were tired and emotionalestaba de alguna forma cansado y con los nervios a flor de piel
as was that's the headmistress, the deputy as wasesa es la directora, que antes era la subdirectora
1. (= while) she was often ill as a childde pequeña se ponía enferma con frecuencia
2. (= in the capacity of) → como
he succeeded as a politiciantuvo éxito como político
I don't think much of him as an actorcomo actor, no me gusta mucho
she treats me as her equalme trata de igual a igual
we're going as touristsvamos en plan de turismo
he was there as adviserestaba allí en calidad de asesor
Gibson as Hamlet (Theat) → Gibson en el papel de Hamlet
he works as a waitertrabaja de camarero
see also such C
1. (in comparisons)
as ... astan ... como
I am as tall as himsoy tan alto como él
this tree can grow as tall as 50 feeteste árbol puede llegar a medir 50 pies de alto
as big as a house(tan) grande como una casa
she hit him as hard as she couldlo golpeó lo más fuerte que pudo, lo golpeó tan fuerte como pudo
he was writing as long ago as 1945en 1945 ya escribía
she doesn't walk as quickly or as fast as meno camina tan rápido como yo
walk as quickly or as fast as you cancamina lo más rápido que puedas
he ate as quickly as possiblecomió lo más rápido posible
it was still being done by hand as recently as 1960en 1960 todavía seguía haciéndose a mano
the fresh snow was as white as white could bela nieve fresca era todo lo blanca que podía ser
is it as far as that?¿tan lejos está?
is it as big as all that?¿es de verdad tan grande?
as little as by saving as little as ten pounds a monthahorrando tan sólo diez libras al mes
as many ... astantos/as ... como
I haven't got as many pairs of shoes as youno tengo tantos pares de zapatos como tú
I've got a lot of tapes but I haven't got as many as him or as he hastengo muchas cintas, pero no tantas como él
she gets as many as eight thousand letters a monthllega a recibir hasta ocho mil cartas al mes
as much she thought he was an idiot, and said as muchpensaba que era un idiota, y así lo expresó
as much ... astanto/a ... como
I haven't got as much energy as youno tengo tanta energía como tú
you've got as much as she hastienes tanto como ella
you spend as much as me or as I dogastas tanto como yo
it didn't cost as much as I had expectedno costó tanto como yo me esperaba
it can cost as much as $2,000puede llegar a costar 2.000 dólares
as one they all stood up as onese levantaron todos a la vez
half/twice/three times as ... it's half as expensivees la mitad de caro
it's twice as expensivees el doble de caro
it's three times as expensivees tres veces más caro
she's twice as nice as her sisteres el doble de simpática que su hermana
her coat cost twice as much as minesu abrigo costó el doble que el mío
without as or so much as she gave me back the book without as much as an apologyme devolvió el libro sin pedirme siquiera una disculpa
2. (in set structures)
as for as for the children, they were exhausteden cuanto a los niños, estaban rendidos, los niños, por su parte, estaban rendidos
as for thaten cuanto a esto ...
as from as from tomorrowa partir de mañana
as of as of yesterday/nowa partir de ayer/ahora
as to as to that I can't sayen lo que a eso se refiere, no lo sé
as to her motheren cuanto a su madre ...
to question sb as to his intentionspreguntar a algn sus intenciones
they make decisions as to whether students need helpdeciden si los alumnos necesitan ayuda
he inquired as to what the problem waspreguntó cuál era el problema
as yethasta ahora, hasta el momento
see also regard B4
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[ˈæz](STRONG) [əz]
(= since, because) → comme, puisque
as he had to be home by 10 → comme il devait être de retour avant 10h ..., puisqu'il devait être de retour avant 10h ...
As it's Sunday, you can have a lie-in → Tu peux faire la grasse matinée, comme c'est dimanche., Tu peux faire la grasse matinée, puisque c'est dimanche.
(referring to manner, way)comme
do as you wish → faites comme vous voudrez
as it is → dans l'état actuel des choses
as it turns out → vu la tournure des événements
as things stand → dans l'état actuel des choses
(in time expressions) (= while) → alors que (= just when) → au moment
He came in as I was leaving → Il est arrivé au moment où je partais.
as the years went by → à mesure que les années passaient
as from tomorrow → à partir de demain
As from tomorrow, the shop will stay open until 10 p.m → À partir de demain, le magasin restera ouvert jusqu'à vingt-deux heures.
(in comparisons) as big as → aussi grand(e) que
Pierre's as tall as Michel → Pierre est aussi grand que Michel.
big as it is → si grand(e) que ce soit
much as I like them, I ... → je les aime bien, mais je ...
as much as → autant que
as much money → autant d'argent
as many as → autant que
as much ... as → autant de ... que
I haven't got as much money as you → Je n'ai pas autant d'argent que toi.
as many ... as → autant de ... que
as many books as → autant de livres que
twice as big as → deux fois plus grand(e) que
twice as much as
Her coat cost twice as much as mine → Son manteau a coûté deux fois plus cher que le mien.
as soon as → dès que
as soon as possible → dès que possible
I'll do it as soon as possible → Je le ferai dès que possible.
(concerning) as for that, as to that → quant à cela, pour ce qui est de cela
as if, as though → comme si
She acted as though she hadn't seen me → Elle a fait comme si elle ne m'avait pas vu.
He looked as if he was ill
BUT Il avait l'air d'être malade.
see also long, such, well
(= in the capacity of) → en tant que, en qualité de
As chairman of the company, he → En tant que président de la compagnie, il ...
(with jobs)comme
He works as a driver → Il travaille comme chauffeur.
He works as a waiter in the holidays → Il travaille comme serveur pendant les vacances.
(= in the costume of)
dressed up as a cowboy → déguisé en cowboy
(= for)
He gave me it as a present → Il me l'a offert., Il m'en a fait cadeau.
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(= when, while)als; (two parallel actions) → während, als, indem (geh); he got deafer as he got oldermit zunehmendem Alter nahm seine Schwerhörigkeit zu; as a child he would …als Kind hat er immer
(= since)da
(= although) rich as he is I won’t marry himobwohl er reich ist, werde ich ihn nicht heiraten; stupid as he is, he …so dumm er auch sein mag, … er; big as he is I’ll …so groß, wie er ist, ich …; much as I admire her, …sosehr ich sie auch bewundere, …; be that as it maywie dem auch sei or sein mag; try as he mightsosehr er sich auch bemüht/bemühte
(manner) → wie; do as you likemachen Sie, was Sie wollen; leave it as it islass das so; I did it as he didich habe es wie er gemacht; the first door as you go upstairs/as you go indie erste Tür oben/, wenn Sie hereinkommen; knowing him as I doso wie ich ihn kenne; as you yourself said …wie Sie selbst gesagt haben …; he drinks enough as it iser trinkt sowieso schon genug; it is bad enough as it ises ist schon schlimm genug; as it is, I’m heavily in debtich bin schon tief verschuldet; as it weresozusagen, gleichsam; as you were! (Mil) → weitermachen!; (fig)lassen Sie sich nicht stören; (in dictation, speaking) → streichen Sie das; my husband as was (inf)mein verflossener or (late) → verstorbener Mann
(phrases) as if or thoughals ob, wie wenn; he rose as if to goer erhob sich, als wollte er gehen; it isn’t as if he didn’t see meschließlich hat er mich ja gesehen; as for him/you(und) was ihn/dich anbetrifft or angeht; as from or of the 5thvom Fünften an, ab dem Fünften; as from nowvon jetzt an, ab jetzt; so as to (= in order to)um zu +infin; (= in such a way)so, dass; be so good as to … (form)hätten Sie die Freundlichkeit or Güte, … zu … (form); he’s not so silly as to do thater ist nicht so dumm, das zu tun, so dumm ist er nicht
adv as … asso … wie; not as … asnicht so … wie; twice as olddoppelt so alt; just as nicegenauso nett; late as usual!wie immer zu spät!; is it as difficult as that?ist das denn so schwierig?; if he eats as quickly as thatwenn er so schnell isst; it is not as good as all thatso gut ist es auch wieder nicht; you hate it as much as I dodu magst das doch genauso wenig wie ich; as recently as yesterdayerst gestern; she is very clever, as is her brothersie ist sehr intelligent, genau(so) wie ihr Bruder; she was as nice as could be (inf)sie war so freundlich wie nur was (inf); as many/much as I couldso viele/so viel ich (nur) konnte; there were as many as 100 people therees waren bestimmt 100 Leute da; this one is just as gooddiese(r, s) ist genauso gut; as often happens, he was …wie so oft, war er …
rel pron
(with same, such) → der/die/das; (pl) → die; the same man as was here yesterdayderselbe Mann, der gestern hier war ? such
(dial)der/die/das; (pl) → die; those as knew himdie ihn kannten
(= in the capacity of)als; to treat somebody as a childjdn als Kind or wie ein Kind behandeln; he appeared as three different characterser trat in drei verschiedenen Rollen auf
(esp: = such as) → wie (zum Beispiel); animals such as cats and dogsTiere wie (zum Beispiel) Katzen und Hunde
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(ӕz) conjunction
1. when; while. I met John as I was coming home; We'll be able to talk as we go.
2. because. As I am leaving tomorrow, I've bought you a present.
3. in the same way that. If you are not sure how to behave, do as I do.
4. used to introduce a statement of what the speaker knows or believes to be the case. As you know, I'll be leaving tomorrow.
5. though. Old as I am, I can still fight; Much as I want to, I cannot go.
6. used to refer to something which has already been stated and apply it to another person. Tom is English, as are Dick and Harry.
used in comparisons, eg the first as in the following example. The bread was as hard as a brick.
1. used in comparisons, eg the second as in the following example. The bread was as hard as a brick.
2. like. He was dressed as a woman.
3. with certain verbs eg regard, ~treat, ~describe, ~accept. I am regarded by some people as a bit of a fool; He treats the children as adults.
4. in the position of. He is greatly respected both as a person and as a politician.
as for
with regard to; concerning. The thief was caught by the police almost immediately: As for the stolen jewels, they were found in a dustbin.
as if / as though
in the way one would expect if. He acted as if he were mad; He spoke as though he knew all about our plans; He opened his mouth as if to speak; You look as if you are going to faint.
as to
as far as (something) is concerned; with regard to. I'm willing to read his book, but as to publishing it, that's a different matter.
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بَيْنَما, كما, مِثْل jako, když, tak ... jako da, så … som …, som als, so καθώς, όσο … όσο, ως a medida que, como, cuando, tan… como, tan…como kun, yhtä...kuin aussi … que, comme, en tant que kada, kao appena, come, tanto…quanto ・・・している時, ・・・として, ・・・と同じくらい ...로서, ...와 마찬가지로, (…)하자마자 als, even… als, terwijl idet, , som gdy, jak, tak … jak como, enquanto, tanto quanto, tão … como в качестве, в то время как, как, samtidigt som, som ในฐานะ, ขณะที่ ดังที่ เนื่องจาก, อย่างพอๆ กัน gibi, iken, olarak …như, khi, như là 与...一样, 如同, 当做
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conj. como, del mismo modo;
___ a childde niño;
___ muchtanto ___;
___ as much ___ possiblelo más posible;
___ soon ___ you cantan pronto como pueda, puedas;
___ usualcomo de costumbre;
___ you pleasecomo Ud. quiera, como tú quieras;
not ___ yettodavía no.
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