as well as

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as well as

  1. In as satisfactory or good a way as. For example, After the operation, she was supposed to walk around as well as she could without limping. [c. 1400]

  2. To the same extent as, as much as. For example, He is an excellent teacher as well as being a fine musician. [c. 1440]

  3. In addition to, as in The editors as well as the proofreaders are working overtime. [c. 1700]

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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