[æz] 1. conjunction
1) (when; while: I met John as I was coming home; We'll be able to talk as we go.) 當...的時候
2) (because: As I am leaving tomorrow, I've bought you a present.) 因為
3) (in the same way that: If you are not sure how to behave, do as I do.) 如同
4) (used to introduce a statement of what the speaker knows or believes to be the case: As you know, I'll be leaving tomorrow.) 正如(用于引入說話人已知/相信之事)
5) (though: Old as I am, I can still fight; Much as I want to, I cannot go.) 儘管
6) (used to refer to something which has already been stated and apply it to another person: Tom is English, as are Dick and Harry.) 通常用于指已經陳述的事同樣適用與其他人
2. adverb
(used in comparisons, eg the first as in the following example: The bread was as hard as a brick.) (用于比較級)同樣地
3. preposition
1) (used in comparisons, eg the second as in the following example: The bread was as hard as a brick.) 如同(用于比較級)
2) (like: He was dressed as a woman.) 如同
3) (with certain verbs eg regard, treat, describe, accept: I am regarded by some people as a bit of a fool; He treats the children as adults.) 於某些動詞連用,如regard, treat, describe, accept)
4) (in the position of: He is greatly respected both as a person and as a politician.) 作為
- as if / as though
- as to

English-Chinese(Traditional) Dictionary. 2008.


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