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Throughout the whole vegetable, sensible, and rational world, whatever makes progress towards maturity, as soon as it has passed that point, begins to verge towards decay.
Robert Blair

Meaning of "as" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD AS

Old English alswā likewise.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF AS

as  [æz] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF AS

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
As can act as an adverb, a preposition and a conjunction.
The adverb is an invariable part of the sentence that can change, explain or simplify a verb or another adverb.

The preposition is an invariable grammatical category, that has no meaning itself and which serves to link or relate terms.

The conjunction is an invariable grammatical category used to join together words and sentences.

WHAT DOES AS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of as in the English dictionary

The first definition of as in the dictionary is while; when; at the time that. Other definition of as is in the way that. As is also that which; what.


WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE AS

arythmic
as a matter of course
as a matter of fact
as a rule
as a whole
as against
as alike as chalk and cheese
as all that
as best one can
as broad as it is long
as dead as a dodo
as dead as a doornail
as dull as ditchwater
as far as
as far as I can see
as for
as from
as good as
as good as gold
as good as one´s word

Synonyms and antonyms of as in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «AS»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «as» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of as

Translation of «as» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF AS

Find out the translation of as to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of as from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «as» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

与...一样
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

cuando
570 millions of speakers

English

as
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

के रूप में
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

بَيْنَما
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

в то время как
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

enquanto
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

যেমন
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

comme
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Sebagai
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

als
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

・・・している時
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

(…)하자마자
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Minangka
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

khi
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

போன்ற
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

म्हणून
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

gibi
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

appena
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

gdy
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

коли
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

în timp ce
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

καθώς
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

as
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

samtidigt som
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

idet
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of as

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «AS»

The term «as» is very widely used and occupies the 157 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Principal search tendencies and common uses of as
List of principal searches undertaken by users to access our English online dictionary and most widely used expressions with the word «as».

FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «AS» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «as» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «as» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about as

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10 QUOTES WITH «AS»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word as.
1
Ben Affleck
A friend of my mom's was a casting director so, really as kind of a lark, I had a couple of acting jobs that had just enough exposure to give me the option to continue if I wanted to. I followed through with it.
2
Todd Akin
As I said, I believe life starts at conception.
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Simone de Beauvoir
One's life has value so long as one attributes value to the life of others, by means of love, friendship, indignation and compassion.
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Robert Blair
Throughout the whole vegetable, sensible, and rational world, whatever makes progress towards maturity, as soon as it has passed that point, begins to verge towards decay.
5
Jim Bunning
The family farm is the foundation for who we are as a Commonwealth. And for over a century, the family farm in Kentucky has centered around one crop: tobacco.
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Pete Carroll
At the highest level in the NFL, the pass game is as complex as you can imagine.
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Stephen Cohen
There remains, however, the hope, at least in Russia, that, as sometimes happens in history, the memory of lost alternatives will one day inspire efforts to regain them.
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Peter Cullen
As a young actor, I would be invited to the CBC radio drama department to do voices for different characters, and I found that I could do quite a few of them. I wasn't a visual presence, and I found it easier to construct a voice from the written page.
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David Dunn
My granddad always said he wanted to make me an England player. as soon as I went on to that pitch against Portugal, I knew he could die a happy man because he'd achieved his aim in life.
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Jay Griffiths
Clearly, many branches of science need an exquisite precision of timekeeping and the infinitesimal decimals of calibration, so space launches, for example, are not scheduled for leap-second dates. But society as a whole neither needs that obsessive time measurement nor is well served by it.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «AS»

Discover the use of as in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to as and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Oneself as Another
Paul Ricoeur has been hailed as one of the most important thinkers of the century. Oneself as Another, the clearest account of his "philosophical ethics," substantiates this position and lays the groundwork for a metaphysics of morals.
Paul Ricoeur, 1995
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Communication as Culture: Essays on Media and Society
- Cast/Communication Booknotes These essays encompass much more than a critique of an academic discipline.
James W. Carey, 1989
3
Art as Experience
Based on John Dewey's lectures on esthetics, delivered as the first William James Lecturer at Harvard in 1932, Art as Experience has grown to be considered internationally as the most distinguished work ever written by an American on the ...
John Dewey, 2005
4
Sovereignty as Responsibility: Conflict Management in Africa
Sovereignty as Responsibility presents a framework that should guide both national governments and the international community in discharging their respective responsibilities.
Francis Mading Deng
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Assessment As Learning: Using Classroom Assessment to ...
Learn to embrace assessment not just as a tool for student evaluation but as a valuable strategy for everyday classroom learning.
Lorna M. Earl, 2003
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Human Rights as Politics and Idolatry:
"These essays make a splendid book. Ignatieff's lectures are engaging and vigorous; they also combine some rather striking ideas with savvy perceptions about actual domestic and international politics.
Michael Ignatieff, Amy Gutmann, 2001
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As I Lay Dying
This edition reproduces the corrected text of As I Lay Dying as established in 1985 by Noel Polk.
William Faulkner, 2011
8
As Seen in Vogue: A Century of American Fashion in Advertising
Looks at the history of women's fashion advertising in Vogue magazine from the 1890s to the 1990s.
Daniel Delis Hill, 2007
9
As Seen on TV
An examination of everyday objects and cultural trends as portrayed on television looks at American life and values in the 1950s.
Karal Ann Marling, 1996
10
Buddhism as Philosophy: An Introduction
'Buddhism as Philosophy' does more than just report what Buddhist philosophers said: it presents their arguments and invites the reader to assess their overall cogency.
Mark Siderits, 2007

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «AS»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term as is used in the context of the following news items.
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Yanis Varoufakis Resigns as Finance Minister as Greece Mulls Next …
Mr. Varoufakis's announcement came as leaders around Europe sent conflicting signals about whether they would continue to support Greece, ... «New York Times, Jul 15»
2
Greek referendum: optimism fades as eurozone says gulf has widened
The Greek government promised banks will reopen on Tuesday, but this looks increasingly unlikely, as the European Central Bank is expected ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
3
NASCAR faces 'Southern Thunder' as Confederate flags fly at Daytona
Last week, NASCAR took a stand as Daytona and 29 other tracks asked fans to stow their rebel banners during the weekend's race — its first ... «Washington Post, Jul 15»
4
Rolls-Royce issues profit warning as new CEO takes the helm
As a board member, East knew there were problems and when Smith presented him with the results on Friday a board meeting was called for ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
5
Decoding Kit Harington's Wimbledon locks: celebrity haircuts as
Jennifer Aniston, Bryan Cranston and Christina Hendricks all changed their style as soon as they had left long-running TV roles. So Game of ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
6
I'll be slack: Terminator Genisys flops as Magic Mike's pulling power …
Unfortunately for the many who disagree with James Cameron's baffling endorsement and regard the fifth Terminator as a self-digesting series ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
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Pittsburgh soccer fans flock to Schenley Plaza, other watch parties …
“Pittsburgh soccer fans” — a three-word phrase that might not be all that familiar. But they were loud and proud Sunday night as they cheered ... «Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Jul 15»
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U.S. Stocks Fall as Energy Drops Amid Greek Debt Negotiations
U.S. stocks fell, amid declines in energy shares as oil prices dropped, while investors weigh negotiations over Greece's financial crisis. «Bloomberg, Jul 15»
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Grateful Dead: final concerts unite fans and band as legends fade …
As the Grateful Dead played Friday, a film camera swooped through the ... were billed as a celebration of the band's 50-year anniversary, and ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
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Greece's FM resigns, new one named as Athens scrambles to avert …
Greece's unorthodox Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis resigned Monday, less than 24 hours after he helped his government win a referendum ... «USA TODAY, Jul 15»

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