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Abbreviation

as

  1. The ISO 639-1 official language code of Assamese

Synonyms

  • asm (ISO 639-3)

Symbol

as

  1. (metrology) Symbol for the attosecond, an SI unit of time equal to 10−18 seconds.

English

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Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
as

Plural
asses

as (asses)
  1. libra
  2. A bronze coin of the Roman republic, originally weighing one libra; but reduced, after the first Punic war, to two ounces; in the second Punic war, to one ounce; and afterwards to half an ounce.
  3. A unit of currency worth one as.

Adverb

as (not comparable)
  1. To such an extent or degree.
    You’re heavier than I am, and not as tall.

Translations

Conjunction

as

  1. In the same way that; according to what.
    As you wish, my lord!
  2. At the same instant that; when.
    As I came in, she flew.
  3. At the same time that; while.
    He sleeps as the rain falls.
  4. Varying through time to the same proportion that.
    As the fear grew, my legs became heavier.
  5. Considering that, because, since.
    As it’s too late, I quit.
  6. In the manner of (used to create similes).
    Proud as a peacock.
  7. (Northern England) that
    I don't see as I can be of any help.

Translations

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Preposition

as

  1. To the same extent or degree that.
    You are not as tall as I am.

Translations


Aragonese

Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:an:Template:lang:la derivations]] illas.

Article

as f. pl.

  1. the
    As mesachas de Zaragoza = "The girls from Saragossa"

Usage notes

The form las, either pronounced as las or as ras, can be found after words ending with an -a.


Danish

Noun

as f.

  1. Norse god.
  2. The note A-flat.

Dutch

Pronunciation

Noun

as f. (plural as, diminutive asje)

  1. ash
  2. ashes

Synonyms

Noun

as m. (plural assen, diminutive asje)

  1. axis
  2. axle

French

Pronunciation

Noun
Verb

Noun

as m. (plural as)

  1. ace (card of value 1).
  2. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) ace

Verb

as

  1. Second-person singular indicative present of avoir.
    Tu as un chien.
    You have a dog. (or, archaic: Thou hast a dog.)

Galician

Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:gl:Template:lang:la derivations]] illās, accusative feminine plural of ille (that).

Article

as f. pl. (feminine singular a, masculine singular o, masculine plural os)

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Usage notes

The definite article o (in all its forms) regularly forms contractions when it follows the prepositions a (to), con (with), de (of, from), and en (in). For example, con as ("with the") contracts to coas, and en as ("in the") contracts to nas.

Derived terms

Pronoun

as f pl accusative (nominative elas, oblique elas, dative lles)

  1. them (feminine plural third-person personal pronoun)

Usage notes

The third-person direct object pronouns o, os, a, and as, have variant forms prefixed with l- or n-. These alternative forms appear depending on the ending of the preceding word. The l- forms (e.g. las) are used when the preceding word ends in -r or -s. The n- forms (e.g. nas) are used when the preceding word ends in a -u or a diphthong. These alternative forms are then suffixed to the preceding word.

In all other situations, the standard forms of the pronouns are used (o, os, a, as) and are not suffixed to the preceding word.

These direct object pronouns also form contractions when they immediately follow an indirect object pronoun. For example, Dou che as ("I gave you them.") contracts to Dou chas.

Derived terms

Related terms

See also


Irish

Pronunciation

Preposition

as (1st sing. asam, 2d sing. asat, 3d sing. masc. as, 3d sing. fem. aisti, 1st pl. asainn, 2d pl. asaibh, 3d pl. astu)

  1. out of
  2. from

Pronoun

as

  1. 3rd person singular masculine of as.
    out of him, out of it m.

Derived terms


Latin

Noun

as (genitive assis); m, third declension

  1. An as; a Roman coin originally made of bronze and weighing a pound, but later made of copper and weighing half an ounce.

Inflection

Third declension, variation of i-stem base with two consonants (3:B2C).

Number Singular Plural
nominative as assēs
genitive assis assium
dative assī assibus
accusative assem assēs 1
ablative asse assibus
vocative as assēs
1 May also be assīs.

Manx

Conjunction

as

  1. and

Old Prussian

Pronoun

as

  1. I, the first person singular pronoun

Polish

Noun

as m. [[Category:Template:lang:pl nouns|as]]

  1. (card games) ace

Declension

Singular Plural
Nominative as asy
Genitive asa asów
Dative asowi asom
Accusative asa asy
Instrumental asem asami
Locative asie asach
Vocative asie asy

Portuguese

Portuguese articles (edit)
Singular Plural
Masculine Feminine Masculine Feminine
Definite articles
(the)
o a os as
Indefinite articles
(a, an; some)
um uma uns umas

Pronunciation

  • Hyphenation: as

Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:pt:Template:lang:la derivations]] illae.

Article

as f. pl.

  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) the
    Lá vêm as nuvens = "There come the clouds."

Pronoun

Portuguese personal pronouns (edit)
Number Person Subject Accusative case
(direct object)
Dative case
(indirect object)
Singular First eu me mim
Second tu te ti
Third ele, ela lhe, o, a, se ele, ela, si
Plural First nós nos nós
Second vós vos vós
Third eles, elas lhes, os, as, se eles, elas, si

as f. pl.

  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) them (as a direct object; the corresponding indirect object is lhes; the form used after prepositions is elas).
    Encontrei-as na rua. — I met them in the street.

Usage notes

  • As becomes -las after verb forms ending in -r, -s, or -z, the pronouns nos and vos, and the adverb eis; the ending letter causing the change disappears.
    After ver: Posso vê-las? = "May I see them?"
    After pôs: Quero pô-las ali. = "I want to put them there."
    After fiz: Fi-las ficar contente. = "I made them become happy."
    After nos: Deu-no-las relutantemente. = "He gave them to us reluctantly."
    After eis: Ei-las! = "Behold them!"
  • Becomes -nas after a nasal diphthong: -ão, -am [ɐ̃w̃], -õe [õj̃], -em, -êm [ẽj̃].
    Detêm-nas como prisioneiros. = "They detain them as prisoners."
  • In Brazil it is being abandoned in favor of the nominative form elas.
    Eu as vi.Eu vi elas. = "I saw them."

Scottish Gaelic

Preposition

as

  1. out, out of, from
    • as a' mhachair, out of the field
    • tha an solus air dol as, the light is gone out
    • cuir as da, kill him
    • chaidh e as, he escaped
    • leig as, let go
    • a tigh na daorsa, out of the house of bondage
    • dubh as, blot out
    • as a chéile, loosened

Usage notes

  • a is used for as before consonants.

Slovene

Noun

as m. (dual asa, plural asi)

  1. An ace; in a game of cards.
  2. An ace; somebody very proficient at an activity.

Spanish

Noun

as m. (plural ases)

Singular
as m.

Plural
ases m.

  1. An ace; in a game of cards.
  2. An ace; somebody very proficient at an activity.

Swedish

Etymology 1

Unknown

Noun

as n.

Inflection for as Singular Plural
neuter Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative as aset as asen
Genitive as asets as asens
  1. Carrion, carcass (of an animal killed by a predator).
  2. (slang) Derogatory and offensive term describing or addressing a person whose behaviour is considered as inconsiderate towards others.
    Dra åt helvete ditt jävla as!
    "Go to hell you bloody arsehole!"
Derived terms

Etymology 2

Unknown

Noun

Inflection for as Singular Plural
common Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative as asen asar asarna
Genitive as asens asars asarnas
  1. One of the Æsir, a Norse God.
Synonyms

Tok Pisin

Etymology

From English arse.

Noun

as

  1. buttocks, backside
  2. bottom, base
  3. reason, meaning, motivation

Derived terms


Turkish

Noun

as

  1. The ace in card games.

Volapük

Preposition

as (ays, äs)

  1. as

West Frisian

Conjunction

as

  1. if, provided that
  2. as, like

Noun

as

  1. axis
  2. axle

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