To such an extent or degree.
“You’re not as tall as I am.”
“It’s not as well made, but it’s twice as expensive.”
In the manner or role specified.
“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.”
For example compare such as.
In the same way that; according to what.
“Do as I say!”
“I’m under a lot of pressure, as you know.”
“As you wish, my lord!”
At the same instant that; when.
“As I came in, she flew.”
At the same time that; while.
“He sleeps as the rain falls.”
Varying through time in the same proportion that.
“As my fear grew, so did my legs become heavy.”
Being that, considering that, because, since.
“As it’s too late, I quit.”
Introducing a basis of comparison, after as, so, or a comparison of equality.
“She’s twice as strong as I was two years ago.”
“It’s not so complicated as I expected.”
Introducing a comparison with a hypothetical state (+ subjunctive); ‘as though’, ‘as if’. to 19th century
Introducing a comparison with a hypothetical state with the verb elided; as if, as though.
Functioning as a relative conjunction; that. from 14th c.
Expressing concession; though.
Introducing a basis of comparison, with an object in the objective case.
“You are not as tall as me.”
“They’re big as houses.”
In the role of.
“What is your opinion as a parent?”
Any of several coins of Rome, coined in bronze or later copper; or the equivalent value.
plural of a
For the reason that.
On account of, for sake of.
“My life is ruined because of you!”
Used alone to refuse to provide a full answer a question begun with “why”, usually taken as an anapodoton of the elided full phrase “Because I said so”.
By or for the cause that; on this account that; for the reason that.
“I hid myself because I was afraid.”
As is known, inferred, or determined from the fact that.
“It must be broken, because I pressed the button and nothing happened.”
“He’s not a nice guy, because he yells at people for no reason.”
So that, in order that. 15th-17th c.
On account of, because of. since at least the 20th century
“I went to the store because hungry.”
used in comparisons to refer to the extent or degree of something
“go as fast as you can”
“it tasted like grape juice but not as sweet”
used to emphasize an amount
“as many as twenty-two rare species may be at risk”
used to indicate that something happens during the time when something else is taking place
“Frank watched him as he ambled through the crowd”
“as she grew older, she kept more to herself”
used to indicate by comparison the way that something happens or is done
“they can do as they wish”
“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”
“I must stop now as I have to go out”
“try as he might, he failed to pull it off”
“sweet as he is, he doesn’t pay his bills”
used to refer to the function or character that someone or something has
“she got a job as a cook”
“it came as a shock”
during the time of being (the thing specified)
“he had often been ill as a child”
an ancient Roman copper coin.