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as1 / az/ • adv. (usu. as —— as) used in comparisons to refer to the extent or degree of something: hailstones as big as tennis balls go as fast as you can. ∎  used to emphasize an amount: as many as twenty-two rare species. • conj. 1. used to indicate that something happens during the time when something is taking place: Frank watched him as he ambled through the crowd. 2. used to indicate by comparison the way that something happens or is done: dress as you would if you were having guests [as adv.] she kissed him goodbye, as usual. ∎  used to add or interject a comment relating to the statement of a fact: as you can see, I didn't go after all. 3. because; since: I must stop now as I have to go out. 4. even though: sweet as he is, he doesn't pay his bills. • prep. 1. used to refer to the function or character that someone or something has: he got a job as a cook. 2. during the time of being (the thing specified): he had often been sick as a child. PHRASES: as for with regard to: as for you, you'd better be quick. as if (or as though) as would be the case if: she behaved as if he weren't there. as if! inf. I very much doubt it: You know how lottery winners always say it won't change their lives? Yeah, as if! as (it) is in the existing circumstances: I've got enough on my plate as it is. as it were in a way (used to be less precise): areas that have been, as it were, pushed aside. as long assee long1 . as muchsee much.as of used to indicate the time or date from which something starts: I'm on unemployment as of today. as persee per. as suchsee such. as thoughsee as if above. as to with respect to; concerning: decisions as to which patients receive treatment. as wellsee well1 . as yet until now or a particular time in the past: the damage is as yet undetermined. as2 / as/ • n. (pl. as·ses) an ancient Roman copper coin.

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Aš or Asch (both: äsh), city, W Czech Republic, in Bohemia, near the Bavarian border. It is a textile center and also manufactures lace, woolens, embroidery, and carpets.

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AS • abbr. ∎  American Samoa. ∎  Anglo-Saxon. ∎  Associate in Science.

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as ME. reduced form (XII) of ase or als, which are divergent developments of alse :- OE. alswā (ealswā) ALSO.

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As • symb. the chemical element arsenic.

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As (Ger.). The note A♭.

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asAbkhaz, as, Baz, has, jazz, pizzazz, razz, whereas •Boas, Boaz •topaz • Shiraz • Alcatraz • razzmatazz

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