as

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as is part of the Basic English 850.
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as is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
as

Pronunciation[change]

Preposition[change]

Preposition
as

  1. A word that is used to compare two things that are equal.
    As you know, we need more workers.
    I baked the cake as my mother used to.
    The room looks just as it did when I was a child.
    The speech, as he remembered it, was very powerful.
    Interesting as it seems, I don't think I'll get it.
    He was as big as a mountain.
  2. A word that is used to show that two things happened at the same time.
    Just as I went out, it started to rain.
    We sleep as the world turns in darkness.
  3. A word that is used to show why something happens.
    As I couldn't understand French, I didn't watch the film.

Synonyms[change]

Adverb[change]

Positive
as

Comparative
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Superlative
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  1. A word that is used to compare two things that are equal.
    You are younger than I am, but nearly as tall.
    This is not as good as it was last time.