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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. [1913 Webster]

              Why is his chariot so long in coming? --Judges v.
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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. [1913 Webster]

              As a war should be undertaken upon a just motive, so a prince ought to consider the condition he is in.
                                                    --Swift. [1913 Webster]

     3. In such manner; to such degree; -- used correlatively with as or that following; as, he was so fortunate as to escape. [1913 Webster]

              I viewed in may mind, so far as I was able, the beginning and progress of a rising world. --T. Burnet. [1913 Webster]

              He is very much in Sir Roger's esteem, so that he lives in the family rather as a relation than dependent.                            --Addison. [1913 Webster]

     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. [1913 Webster]

     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. [1913 Webster]

              Use him [your tutor] with great respect yourself, and cause all your family to do so too. --Locke. [1913 Webster]

              It concerns every man, with the greatest seriousness, to inquire into those matters, whether they be so or not.                    --Tillotson. [1913 Webster]

              He is Sir Robert's son, and so art thou. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

     6. The case being such; therefore; on this account; for this reason; on these terms; -- used both as an adverb and a conjuction. [1913 Webster]

              God makes him in his own image an intellectual creature, and so capable of dominion. --Locke. [1913 Webster]

              Here, then, exchange we mutually forgiveness; So may the guilt of all my broken vows, My perjuries to thee, be all forgotten. --Rowe. [1913 Webster]

     7. It is well; let it be as it is, or let it come to pass; -- used to express assent. [1913 Webster]

              And when 't is writ, for my sake read it over, And if it please you, so; if not, why, so. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

              There is Percy; if your father will do me any honor, so; if not, let him kill the next Percy himself.
                                                    --Shak. [1913 Webster]

     8. Well; the fact being as stated; -- used as an expletive; as, so the work is done, is it? [1913 Webster]

     9. Is it thus? do you mean what you say? -- with an upward tone; as, do you say he refuses? So? [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]

     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. [1913 Webster]

               A week or so will probably reconcile us. --Gay. [1913 Webster]

     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. [1913 Webster]

              So do, as thou hast said.             --Gen. xviii.
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              As a flower of the field, so he flourisheth. --Ps. ciii. 15. [1913 Webster]

              Had woman been so strong as men.      --Shak. [1913 Webster]

              No country suffered so much as England. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

     {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. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

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. [1913 Webster]

              His spiritual attendants adjured him, as he loved his soul, to emancipate his brethren. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

     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. [1913 Webster]

     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. [1913 Webster]

              The beggar is greater as a man, than is the man merely as a king.                     --Dewey. [1913 Webster]

     3. While; during or at the same time that; when; as, he trembled as he spoke. [1913 Webster]

              As I return I will fetch off these justices. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

     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. [1913 Webster] [See Synonym under {Because}.] [1913 Webster]

     5. Expressing concession. (Often approaching though in meaning). [1913 Webster]

              We wish, however, to avail ourselves of the interest, transient as it may be, which this work has excited.                          --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

     6. That, introducing or expressing a result or consequence, after the correlatives so and such. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

              I can place thee in such abject state, as help shall never find thee.                      --Rowe. [1913 Webster]

     {So as}, so that. [Obs.]
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              The relations are so uncertain as they require a great deal of examination.            --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

     7. As if; as though. [Obs. or Poetic]
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              He lies, as he his bliss did know.    --Waller. [1913 Webster]

     8. For instance; by way of example; thus; -- used to introduce illustrative phrases, sentences, or citations. [1913 Webster]

     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. [1913 Webster]

     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. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

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

As \As\, n. (Chem.)
     the chemical symbol for {arsenic}.
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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

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. [1913 Webster]

     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. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

AS
         Authentication Service (DCE)


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AS
         Autonomous System (IP, Internet, RFC 1930)


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


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AS
         Advanced Server (MS, Windows NT)


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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


Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]


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