function as sth/sb definition, meaning - what is function as sth/sb in the British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “function as sth/sb”

See all translations

function as sth/sb

phrasal verb with function uk   us   /ˈfʌŋk.ʃən/ verb [I]
to perform the purpose of a particular thing or the duties of a particular person: We have a spare bedroom that also functions as a study.
Translations of “function as sth/sb”
in Chinese (Traditional) 充當, 當作, 起…的作用…
in Chinese (Simplified) 充当, 当作, 起…的作用…
(Definition of function as sth/sb from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of function as sth/sb?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

SMART Thesaurus: Performing a function

“function as sth/sb”: synonyms and related words:

You can also find related words, phrases, and synonyms in the topics:

Word of the Day

cost/charge the earth

to cost, charge, etc. a lot of money

Word of the Day

The language of elections

by Liz Walter,
April 22, 2015
On May 7th, citizens of the UK will be going to the polls (having an election) to decide who will form the next government. This kind of election is known as a general election. The country is divided into 650 areas, called constituencies. Each constituency elects a member of parliament (MP) to

Read More 

dumbwalking noun

April 20, 2015
walking slowly, without paying attention to the world around you because you are consulting a smartphone He told me dumbwalking probably wouldn’t be a long-term problem.

Read More