[æz;əz] or [æz,əz]


(adv. & conj.) Denoting equality or likeness in kind, degree, or manner; like; similar to; in the same manner with or in which; in accordance with; in proportion to; to the extent or degree in which or to which; equally; no less than; as, ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil; you will reap as you sow; do as you are bidden.

(adv. & conj.) In the idea, character, or condition of, -- limiting the view to certain attributes or relations; as, virtue considered as virtue; this actor will appear as Hamlet.

(adv. & conj.) While; during or at the same time that; when; as, he trembled as he spoke.

(adv. & conj.) Because; since; it being the case that.

(adv. & conj.) Expressing concession. (Often approaching though in meaning).

(adv. & conj.) That, introducing or expressing a result or consequence, after the correlatives so and such.

(adv. & conj.) As if; as though.

(adv. & conj.) For instance; by way of example; thus; -- used to introduce illustrative phrases, sentences, or citations.

(adv. & conj.) Than.

(adv. & conj.) Expressing a wish.

(n.) An ace.

(n.) A Roman weight, answering to the libra or pound, equal to nearly eleven ounces Troy weight. It was divided into twelve ounces.

(n.) A Roman copper coin, originally of a pound weight (12 oz.); but reduced, after the first Punic war, to two ounces; in the second Punic war, to one ounce; and afterwards to half an ounce.



ad. [1]. In the manner that.[2]. Like, similar to, for example, of the same kind with, in the same manner with.[3]. Viewed like, taken in the character of, considered in the state of.[4]. While, during the time that, at the same time that.[5]. Because, since, for the reason that.[6]. To the degree that, in the same proportion that.[7]. Being of the kind which, being of the class who.



adv. conj. and pron. in that degree so far as ... as: the consequent in a co-relation expressing quantity degree &c. as ... as such ... as same ... as: since because: when while: expressing merely continuation or expansion for instance: similarly: for example: while: in like manner: that who which (after such same).—As concerning As to As for so far as concerns; As it were so to speak in some sort; As much the same; As well (as) just as much (as) equally (with).

n. in Norse mythology one of the gods the inhabitants of Asgard:—pl. Aesir (ā′ser).

n. Latin unit of weight 12 ounces (L. unci): a copper coin the unit of the early monetary system of Rome.





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