Significado de “as” - en el Diccionario Inglés

as en inglés británico

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asadverb

uk strong /æz/ weak /əz/ us strong /æz/ weak /əz/

aspreposition

uk strong /æz/ /əz/ us /æz/ /əz/

A1 used to describe the purpose or quality of someone or something:

She works as a waitress.
It could be used as evidence against him.
The news came as quite a shock to us.
I meant it as a joke.

Más ejemplos

  • He wouldn't be my choice as a friend.
  • Yesterday the selectors chose Dales as the team's new captain.
  • Chris has an evening job as an office cleaner.
  • If we clear out the spare room, you can use it as a study.
  • His latest film is described as a 'romantic comedy'.

asconjunction

uk strong /æz/ /əz/ us /æz/ /əz/

as conjunction (BECAUSE)

A2 because:

As it was getting late, I decided to book into a hotel.
You can go first as you're the oldest.

Más ejemplos

  • I'd frayed the edges of my jeans as that was the fashion in those days.
  • I asked the teacher if I could be excused from football practice as my knee still hurt.
  • The ceasefire treaty was meaningless, as neither side ever had any intention of keeping to it.
  • Improved safety measures in cars can be counterproductive as they encourage people to drive faster.
  • This man is desperate and should not be approached as he may have a gun.

as conjunction (WHILE)

B1 during the time that:

I saw him as I was coming into the building.
He gets more attractive as he gets older.

Más ejemplos

  • He checked off their names on the list as they got on the coach.
  • Everyone cheered as the winners received their medals.
  • Just as I was sitting down to watch TV, the phone rang.
  • The flames grew larger as the fire spread.
  • I tripped as I got off the bus.

as conjunction (LIKE)

B1 in the same way:

He got divorced, (just) as his parents had done years before.
This year, as in previous years, tickets sold very quickly.
As with his earlier movies, the special effects in his latest film are brilliant.
As is often the case with children, Amy was completely better by the time the doctor arrived.
As I was just saying, I think the proposal needs further consideration.
Knowing him as I do, I can't believe he would do such a thing.

Más ejemplos

  • The town centre looks exactly as it did when it was built in 1877.
  • She told me not to ask any questions, just to do as she did.
  • Sound and pictures can be stored digitally, as on a CD.
  • My grandmother died a natural death , as she would have wanted.
  • They face a hard task, as yesterday's discussions amply demonstrated.

Grammar

(Definición de as del Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

as en inglés americano

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aspreposition, conjunction, adverb [ not gradable ]

us /æz, əz/

aspreposition

us /æz, əz/

as preposition (BEING)

appearing to be, or being:

He went to the costume party dressed as a banana.
As a child, Miriam had lived in India.
The news came as no surprise.

asconjunction

us /æz, əz/

as conjunction (BECAUSE)

because:

As it was getting late, I decided to stop at a motel.

as conjunction (WHEN)

while; during the time that:

As I was getting out of the car, my heel caught on something and I fell.

as conjunction (ALTHOUGH)

although:

Angry as he was, he had to smile.

as conjunction (THE SAME WAY)

in the way that; like:

Do exactly as I say.
As is often the case with children, Aimee was completely better by the time the doctor arrived.
Just as I thought, Derrick was to blame.
Use your coat as a blanket.

(Definición de as del Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

as en inglés de negocios

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asadverb

uk /æzˌ əz/ us
as at

ACCOUNTING at a particular date or time:

All rates correct as at March 1 2011.
as from

from a particular date or time:

As from April 6, your pension payments will increase.
as is UK also as seen

COMMERCE used to state that something is being sold in its present condition, and to say that the person selling it is not responsible for anything that might be wrong with it:

This guarantee does not cover products sold "as is".
as is, where is

COMMERCE used to state that something is being sold in its present condition and at the place where it is at present, and to say that the person selling it is not responsible for anything that might be wrong with it:

This item is being sold as is, where is, with no warranty, written or implied.
as of

at a particular date or time:

The data is correct as of May 13.
This issue may need attention later but, as of now, we are happy with the decision that we have taken.

ACCOUNTING from a particular date or time:

The tax consequences of this sort of transaction will change as of October 1.
as per

according to what has been agreed or stated:

They made payments of $1,000 a year, as per agreement.
We shall proceed as per your instructions.
as seen

UK also →  as is :

We sold the car with a receipt saying 'sold as seen'.

(Definición de as del Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)