- as ► ADVERB ▪ used in comparisons to refer to the extent or degree of something.► CONJUNCTION 1) used to indicate simultaneous occurrence. 2) used to indicate by comparison the way that something happens. 3) because. 4) even though.► PREPOSITION 1) used to refer to the function or character of someone or something: it came as a shock. 2) during the time of being.● as for — Cf. ↑as for● as yet — Cf. ↑as yetORIGIN Old English, «similarly».
English terms dictionary. 2015.