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A1 or a noun (As, A's or a's) 1 the first letter of the English alphabet. 2 (A) music a the sixth note on the scale of C major; b the musical key which has this note as its base. 3 (usually A) someone or something of first class, first in a sequence, or belonging to a class arbitrarily designated A. 4 medicine one of the four blood types in the ABO blood group system. 5 the principal series of paper sizes, ranging from A0 (841 x 1189mm) to A10 (26 x 37mm). from A to B from one place or point to another. from A to Z from beginning to end.

As symbol, chem arsenic.

as1 conj 1 when; while; during • met him as I was coming out of the shop. 2 because; since • didn't go as it was raining. 3 in the manner that • fussing as only a mother can. 4 that which; what • Do as you're told. 5 to the extent that • Try as he might, he still couldn't reach. 6 for instance • large books, as this one for example. 7 in the same way that • married late in life, as his father had done. 8 used to refer to something previously said, done, etc: like; just like • As Frank says, the job won't be easy. prep in the role of something • speaking as her friend. adverb equally • It was really hot yesterday, but I don't think today is as hot. as ... as ... used in similes and for comparison: denoting that the things compared are the same or share the expected quality or characteristic • as sly as a foxas sly as his brothernot as sly as he used to be. as for or to something or someone with regard to it or them; concerning it or them • And as for Harry, he's just mad. as from or as of starting on or at (a particular time) • As from Monday, we'll be open till ten. as if! colloq short form of as if I would etc: an exclamation that questions or negates what has just been said. as if or as though as he, she, etc would if • behaved as if nothing had happened. as it is the way things are at the moment • I think you've drunk enough as it is. as it were in a way; to some extent. as much the same; what amounts to that • I thought as much. as well also. as yet until now. so as to in order to.
ETYMOLOGY: Anglo-Saxon eallswa just as.

as2 noun (asses) an ancient Roman copper coin.
ETYMOLOGY: 17c: Latin.