Idioms for as

Origin of as

1
before 1000; Middle English as, als, alse, also, Old English alswā, ealswā all so (see also), quite so, quite as, as; cognate with Middle Dutch alse (Dutch als), Old High German alsō (Middle High German álsō, álse, als, German also so, als as, as if, because)

synonym study for as

8. See because.

usage note for as

As a conjunction, one sense of as is “because”: As she was bored, Sue left the room. As also has an equally common use in the sense “while, when”: As the parade passed by, the crowd cheered and applauded. These two senses sometimes result in ambiguity: As the gates were closed, he walked away. (When? Because?)
Asas is standard in both positive and negative constructions: The fleet was as widely scattered then as it had been at the start of the conflict. Foreign service is not as attractive as it once was. Soas is sometimes used in negative constructions (… not so attractive as it once was ) and in questions ( “What is so rare as a day in June?” ).
The phrase as far as generally introduces a clause: As far as money is concerned, the council has exhausted all its resources. In some informal speech and writing, as far as is treated as a preposition and followed only by an object: As far as money, the council has exhausted all its resources.
As to as a compound preposition has long been standard though occasionally criticized as a vague substitute for about, of, on, or concerning: We were undecided as to our destination. As to sometimes occurs at the beginning of a sentence, where it introduces an element that would otherwise have less emphasis: As to his salary, that too will be reviewed. As to what and as to whether are sometimes considered redundant but have long been standard: an argument as to what department was responsible. See also all, farther, like1, so1.

Definition for as though (2 of 2)

though
[ th oh ]
/ ðoʊ /

conjunction

(used in introducing a subordinate clause, which is often marked by ellipsis) notwithstanding that; in spite of the fact that; although: Though he tried very hard, he failed the course.
even if; granting that (often preceded by even).

adverb

for all that; however.

Origin of though

1150–1200; Middle English thoh < Old Norse thō (earlier *thauh); replacing Old English thēah; cognate with German doch, Gothic thauh

usage note for though

Among some conservatives there is a traditional objection to the use of though in place of although as a conjunction. However, the latter (earlier all though ) was originally an emphatic form of the former, and there is nothing in contemporary English usage to justify such a distinction.
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British Dictionary definitions for as though (1 of 6)

as1
/ (æz, unstressed əz) /

conjunction (subordinating)

adverb, conjunction

  1. used correlatively before an adjective or adverb and before a noun phrase or a clause to indicate identity of extent, amount, etcshe is as heavy as her sister; she is as heavy now as she used to be
  2. used with this sense after a noun phrase introduced by the sameshe is the same height as her sister

preposition

Word Origin for as

Old English alswā likewise; see also

undefined as

British Dictionary definitions for as though (2 of 6)

as2
/ (æs) /

noun

an ancient Roman unit of weight approximately equal to 1 pound troy (373 grams)
the standard monetary unit and copper coin of ancient Rome

Word Origin for as

C17: from Latin ās unity, probably of Etruscan origin

British Dictionary definitions for as though (3 of 6)

as3

the internet domain name for

American Samoa

British Dictionary definitions for as though (4 of 6)

As

symbol for

chem arsenic
altostratus

British Dictionary definitions for as though (5 of 6)

AS

abbreviation for

Also: A.S. Anglo-Saxon
antisubmarine
Australian Standards

British Dictionary definitions for as though (6 of 6)

though
/ (ðəʊ) /

conjunction (subordinating)

(sometimes preceded by even) despite the fact thatthough he tries hard, he always fails; poor though she is, her life is happy
as though as ifhe looked as though he'd seen a ghost

adverb

nevertheless; howeverhe can't dance: he sings well, though

Word Origin for though

Old English theah; related to Old Frisian thāch, Old Saxon, Old High German thōh, Old Norse thō
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Medicine definitions for as though (1 of 2)

As

The symbol for the elementarsenic

Medicine definitions for as though (2 of 2)

AS

abbr.

aortic stenosis
auris sinistra (left ear)
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Science definitions for as though

As

The symbol for arsenic.
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Idioms and Phrases with as though (1 of 2)

as though

see as if.

Idioms and Phrases with as though (2 of 2)

though

see as if (though).

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