HyperDic: as

English > 3 senses of the word As / AS / as:
ADVERBallas, equally, every bitto the same degree (often followed by 'as')
NOUNsubstanceAs, arsenic, atomic number 33a very poisonous metallic element that has three allotropic forms
locationAS, American Samoa, Eastern Samoaa United States territory on the eastern part of the island of Samoa
As / AS / as > pronunciation
Soundsae'z; eh'z
RhymesDiaz ... topaz: 6 rhymes with aez...
Boulez ... Velazquez: 14 rhymes with ehz...
English > As: 3 senses > noun 1, substance
MeaningA very poisonous metallic element that has three allotropic forms; arsenic and arsenic compounds are used as herbicides and insecticides and various alloys; found in arsenopyrite and orpiment and realgar.
Synonymsarsenic, atomic number 33
Broaderchemical element, elementAny of the more than 100 known substances (of which 92 occur naturally) that cannot be separated into simpler substances and that singly or in combination constitute all matter
Substance ofarsenopyrite, mispickelA silver-white or grey ore of arsenic
herbicide, weedkiller, weed killerA chemical agent that destroys plants or inhibits their growth
insecticide, insect powderA chemical used to kill insects
orpimentA yellow mineral occurring in conjunction with realgar
realgarA rare soft orange mineral consisting of arsenic sulphide
Spanisharsénico, número atómico 33
Catalanarsènic, número atòmic 33
English > AS: 3 senses > noun 2, location
MeaningA United States territory on the eastern part of the island of Samoa.
SynonymsAmerican Samoa, Eastern Samoa
Instance ofdistrict, territory, territorial dominion, dominionA region marked off for administrative or other purposes
Part ofSamoa, Samoan IslandsA group of volcanic islands in the South Pacific midway between Hawaii and Australia
PartsPago Pago, Pango PangoA port in American Samoa
SpanishSamoa Americana, Samoa
CatalanSamoa Americana, Samoa, Samoa Nord-americana
English > as: 3 senses > adverb 1
MeaningTo the same degree (often followed by 'as').
Examples
  • "birds were singing and the child sang as sweetly"
  • "sang as sweetly as a nightingale"
  • "he is every bit as mean as she is"
Synonymsequally, every bit
Spanishcomo, tan
Catalancom, tan

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