1. to the same degree (often followed by `as')
- birds were singing and the child sang as sweetly
- sang as sweetly as a nightingale
- he is every bit as mean as she is
Similar word(s): equally
Sentences with as as an adverb:
- You’re not as tall as I am. It's not as well made, but it's twice as expensive.
- The kidnappers released him as agreed. The parties were seen as agreeing on a range of issues. He was never seen as the boss, but rather as a friend.
1. In the same way that; according to what.
- As you wish, my lord!
- as in . . .
2. At the same instant that; when.
- As I came in, she flew.
3. At the same time that; while.
- He sleeps as the rain falls.
4. Varying through time in the same proportion that.
- As my fear grew, so did my legs become heavy.
5. Considering that, because, since.
- As it’s too late, I quit.
6. Introducing a basis of comparison, after as, so, or a comparison of equality.
- She's twice as strong as an ox.
- It's not so complicated as I expected.
- They're big as houses.
7. (dated) Introducing a comparison with a hypothetical state (+ subjunctive); ‘as though’, ‘as if’. [to 19th century]
8. Introducing a comparison with a hypothetical state with the verb elided; as if, as though.
9. (now dialectal) Functioning as a relative conjunction; that. [from 14th c.]
10. Expressing concession; though.
11. (obsolete, rare) Than.
1. (unit of weight) A libra.
2. Any of several coins of Rome, coined in bronze or later copper; or the equivalent value.
3. plural of a
1. Introducing a basis of comparison, with an object in the objective case.
- You are not as tall as me.
2. In the role of.
- What is your opinion as a parent?