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 for As
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  So \So\, adv. [OE. so, sa, swa, AS. sw[=a]; akin to OFries,
     s[=a], s?, D. zoo, OS. & OHG. s?, G. so, Icel. sv[=a], sv?,
     svo, so, Sw. s?, Dan. saa, Goth. swa so, sw? as; cf. L. suus
     one's own, Skr. sva one's own, one's self. [root]192. Cf. As,
     Custom, Ethic, Idiom, Such.]
     1. In that manner or degree; as, indicated (in any way), or
        as implied, or as supposed to be known.
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              Why is his chariot so long in coming? --Judges v.
                                                    28.
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     2. In like manner or degree; in the same way; thus; for like
        reason; whith equal reason; -- used correlatively,
        following as, to denote comparison or resemblance;
        sometimes, also, following inasmuch as.
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              As a war should be undertaken upon a just motive, so
              a prince ought to consider the condition he is in.
                                                    --Swift.
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     3. In such manner; to such degree; -- used correlatively with
        as or that following; as, he was so fortunate as to
        escape.
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              I viewed in may mind, so far as I was able, the
              beginning and progress of a rising world. --T.
                                                    Burnet.
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              He is very much in Sir Roger's esteem, so that he
              lives in the family rather as a relation than
              dependent.                            --Addison.
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     4. Very; in a high degree; that is, in such a degree as can
        not well be expressed; as, he is so good; he planned so
        wisely.
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     5. In the same manner; as has been stated or suggested; in
        this or that condition or state; under these
        circumstances; in this way; -- with reflex reference to
        something just asserted or implied; used also with the
        verb to be, as a predicate.
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              Use him [your tutor] with great respect yourself,
              and cause all your family to do so too. --Locke.
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              It concerns every man, with the greatest
              seriousness, to inquire into those matters, whether
              they be so or not.                    --Tillotson.
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              He is Sir Robert's son, and so art thou. --Shak.
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     6. The case being such; therefore; on this account; for this
        reason; on these terms; -- used both as an adverb and a
        conjuction.
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              God makes him in his own image an intellectual
              creature, and so capable of dominion. --Locke.
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              Here, then, exchange we mutually forgiveness;
              So may the guilt of all my broken vows,
              My perjuries to thee, be all forgotten. --Rowe.
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     7. It is well; let it be as it is, or let it come to pass; --
        used to express assent.
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              And when 't is writ, for my sake read it over,
              And if it please you, so; if not, why, so. --Shak.
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              There is Percy; if your father will do me any honor,
              so; if not, let him kill the next Percy himself.
                                                    --Shak.
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     8. Well; the fact being as stated; -- used as an expletive;
        as, so the work is done, is it?
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     9. Is it thus? do you mean what you say? -- with an upward
        tone; as, do you say he refuses? So? [Colloq.]
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     10. About the number, time, or quantity specified;
         thereabouts; more or less; as, I will spend a week or so
         in the country; I have read only a page or so.
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               A week or so will probably reconcile us. --Gay.
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     Note: See the Note under Ill, adv.
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     So . . . as. So is now commonly used as a demonstrative
        correlative of as when it is the puprpose to emphasize the
        equality or comparison suggested, esp. in negative
        assertions, and questions implying a negative answer. By
        Shakespeare and others so . . . as was much used where as
        . . . as is now common. See the Note under As, 1.
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              So do, as thou hast said.             --Gen. xviii.
                                                    5.
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              As a flower of the field, so he flourisheth. --Ps.
                                                    ciii. 15.
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              Had woman been so strong as men.      --Shak.
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              No country suffered so much as England. --Macaulay.
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     So far, to that point or extent; in that particular. "The
        song was moral, and so far was right." --Cowper.
  
     So far forth, as far; to such a degree. --Shak. --Bacon.
  
     So forth, further in the same or similar manner; more of
        the same or a similar kind. See And so forth, under
        And.
  
     So, so, well, well. "So, so, it works; now, mistress, sit
        you fast." --Dryden. Also, moderately or tolerably well;
        passably; as, he succeeded but so so. "His leg is but so
        so." --Shak.
  
     So that, to the end that; in order that; with the effect or
        result that.
  
     So then, thus then it is; therefore; the consequence is.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  as \as\ ([a^]z), adv. & conj. [OE. as, als, alse, also, al swa,
     AS. eal sw[=a], lit. all so; hence, quite so, quite as: cf.
     G. als as, than, also so, then. See Also.]
     1. Denoting equality or likeness in kind, degree, or manner;
        like; similar to; in the same manner with or in which; in
        accordance with; in proportion to; to the extent or degree
        in which or to which; equally; no less than; as, ye shall
        be as gods, knowing good and evil; you will reap as you
        sow; do as you are bidden.
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              His spiritual attendants adjured him, as he loved
              his soul, to emancipate his brethren. --Macaulay.
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     Note: As is often preceded by one of the antecedent or
           correlative words such, same, so, or as, in expressing
           an equality or comparison; as, give us such things as
           you please, and so long as you please, or as long as
           you please; he is not so brave as Cato; she is as
           amiable as she is handsome; come as quickly as
           possible. "Bees appear fortunately to prefer the same
           colors as we do." --Lubbock. As, in a preceding part of
           a sentence, has such or so to answer correlatively to
           it; as with the people, so with the priest.
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     2. In the idea, character, or condition of, -- limiting the
        view to certain attributes or relations; as, virtue
        considered as virtue; this actor will appear as Hamlet.
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              The beggar is greater as a man, than is the man
              merely as a king.                     --Dewey.
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     3. While; during or at the same time that; when; as, he
        trembled as he spoke.
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              As I return I will fetch off these justices. --Shak.
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     4. Because; since; it being the case that.
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              As the population of Scotland had been generally
              trained to arms . . . they were not indifferently
              prepared.                             --Sir W.
                                                    Scott.
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     5. Expressing concession. (Often approaching though in
        meaning).
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              We wish, however, to avail ourselves of the
              interest, transient as it may be, which this work
              has excited.                          --Macaulay.
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     6. That, introducing or expressing a result or consequence,
        after the correlatives so and such. [Obs.]
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              I can place thee in such abject state, as help shall
              never find thee.                      --Rowe.
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     So as, so that. [Obs.]
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              The relations are so uncertain as they require a
              great deal of examination.            --Bacon.
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     7. As if; as though. [Obs. or Poetic]
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              He lies, as he his bliss did know.    --Waller.
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     8. For instance; by way of example; thus; -- used to
        introduce illustrative phrases, sentences, or citations.
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     9. Than. [Obs. & R.]
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              The king was not more forward to bestow favors on
              them as they free to deal affronts to others their
              superiors.                            --Fuller.
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     10. Expressing a wish. [Obs.] "As have,"
  
     Note: i. e., may he have. --Chaucer.
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     As . . as. See So . . as, under So.
  
     As far as, to the extent or degree. "As far as can be
        ascertained." --Macaulay.
  
     As far forth as, as far as. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
  
     As for, or As to, in regard to; with respect to.
  
     As good as, not less than; not falling short of.
  
     As good as one's word, faithful to a promise.
  
     As if, or As though, of the same kind, or in the same
        condition or manner, that it would be if.
  
     As it were (as if it were), a qualifying phrase used to
        apologize for or to relieve some expression which might be
        regarded as inappropriate or incongruous; in a manner.
  
     As now, just now. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
  
     As swythe, as quickly as possible. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
  
     As well, also; too; besides. --Addison.
  
     As well as, equally with, no less than. "I have
        understanding as well as you." --Job xii. 3.
  
     As yet, until now; up to or at the present time; still;
        now.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  As \As\, n. [See Ace.]
     An ace. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
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     Ambes-as, double aces.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  As \As\, n. (Chem.)
     the chemical symbol for arsenic.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  As \As\, n.; pl. Asses. [L. as. See Ace.]
     1. A Roman weight, answering to the libra or pound, equal to
        nearly eleven ounces Troy weight. It was divided into
        twelve ounces.
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     2. A Roman copper coin, originally of a pound weight (12
        oz.); but reduced, after the first Punic war, to two
        ounces; in the second Punic war, to one ounce; and
        afterwards to half an ounce.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  as
      adv 1: to the same degree (often followed by `as'); "they were
             equally beautiful"; "birds were singing and the child
             sang as sweetly"; "sang as sweetly as a nightingale"; "he
             is every bit as mean as she is" [syn: equally, as,
             every bit]
      n 1: a 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 [syn: arsenic, As, atomic
           number 33]
      2: a United States territory on the eastern part of the island
         of Samoa [syn: American Samoa, Eastern Samoa, AS]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  49 Moby Thesaurus words for "as":
     ad eundem, after this fashion, along these lines, as an example,
     as an instance, as long as, as things go, as well, at what price,
     because, being, being as how, by what mode, by what name, cause,
     ceteris paribus, considering, correspondingly, equally,
     equivalently, evenly, exempli gratia, for, for example,
     for instance, forasmuch as, how, identically, in such wise,
     in that, in this way, in what way, inasmuch as, indifferently,
     insofar as, insomuch as, like, now, parce que, proportionately,
     seeing as how, seeing that, since, so, thus, thus and so,
     to illustrate, whereas, without distinction
  
  

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014) :

  AS
         [Red Hat Enterprise Linux] Advanced Server (RedHat, Linux, RHEL)
         

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014) :

  AS
         Advanced Server (MS, Windows NT)
         

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014) :

  AS
         Authentication Service (DCE)
         

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014) :

  AS
         Autonomous System (IP, Internet, RFC 1930)
         

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  AS
  
     1.  Autonomous System.
  
     2.  Address Strobe.
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  as
  
      The country code for American Samoa.
  
     (1999-01-27)
  

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  AS. A word purely Latin. It has two significations. First, it signifies
  weight, and in this sense, the Roman as, is the same thing as the Roman
  pound, which was composed of twelve ounces. It was divided also into many
  other parts (as may be seen in the law, Servum de hoeredibus, Inst. Lib.
  xiii. Pandect,) viz. uncia, 1 ounce; sextans, 2 ounces; quodrans, 3 ounces;
  triens, 4 ounces quincunx, 5 ounces; semis, 6 ounces; septunx, 7 ounces;
  bes, 8 ounces, dodrans, 9 ounces; dextans, 10 ounces; deunx, 11 ounces.
       2. From this primitive and proper sense of the word another was
  derived: that namely of the totality of a thing, Solidum quid. Thus as
  signified the whole of an inheritance, so that an heir ex asse, was an heir
  of the whole inheritance. An heir ex triente, ex semisse, ex besse, or ex
  deunce, was an heir of one-third, one-half, two-thirds, or eleven-twelfths.
  
  

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