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[as] /æs/
noun, plural asses
[as-iz] /ˈæs ɪz/ (Show IPA)
1.
a copper coin and early monetary unit of ancient Rome, originally having a nominal weight of a pound of 12 ounces: discontinued c80 b.c.
2.
a unit of weight equal to 12 ounces.
Origin
1595-1605
1595-1605; < Latin

A, a

[ey] /eɪ/
noun, plural A's or As, a's or as.
1.
the first letter of the English alphabet, a vowel.
2.
any spoken sound represented by the letter A or a, as in bake, hat, father, or small.
3.
something having the shape of an A .
4.
a written or printed representation of the letter A or a.
5.
a device, as a printer's type, for reproducing the letter A or a.
Idioms
6.
from A to Z, from beginning to end; thoroughly; completely:
He knows the Bible from A to Z.
7.
not know from A to B, to know nothing; be ignorant.
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British Dictionary definitions for as'

as1

/æz; unstressed əz/
conjunction (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
  1. a military command to withdraw an order, return to the previous position, etc
  2. a statement to withdraw something just said
7.
since; seeing that: as you're in charge here, you'd better tell me where to wait
8.
in the same way that: he died of cancer, as his father had done
9.
in spite of the extent to which: intelligent as you are, I suspect you will fail
10.
for instance: capital cities, as London
adverb, conjunction
11.
  1. 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
  2. used with this sense after a noun phrase introduced by the same: she is the same height as her sister
preposition
12.
in the role of; being: as his friend, I am probably biased
13.
as for, as to, with reference to: as for my past, I'm not telling you anything
14.
(formal) as from, as of, (in expressions of time) from: fares on all routes will rise as from January 11
15.
as if, as though, as it would be if: he talked as if he knew all about it
16.
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
17.
as per, See per (sense 3)
18.
as regards, See regard (sense 6)
19.
as such, See such (sense 3)
20.
such as, See such (sense 5)
21.
as was, in a previous state
22.
as well, See well1 (sense 13)
23.
as yet, up to now; so far: I have received no compensation as yet
Word Origin
Old English alswā likewise; see also

as2

/æs/
noun
1.
an ancient Roman unit of weight approximately equal to 1 pound troy (373 grams)
2.
the standard monetary unit and copper coin of ancient Rome
Word Origin
C17: from Latin ās unity, probably of Etruscan origin

as3

abbreviation
1.
American Samoa

As

symbol
1.
(chem) arsenic
2.
altostratus

AS

abbreviation
1.
Also A.S.. Anglo-Saxon
2.
antisubmarine
3.
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Word Origin and History for as'

as

adv.

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.

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as' in Medicine

As
The symbol for the element arsenic.

AS abbr.
Latin auris sinistra (left ear)

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as' in Science
As  
The symbol for arsenic.
A  
Abbreviation of adenine, ampere, angstrom, area
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Related Abbreviations for as'

as

Assamese

As

arsenic

AS

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