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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
as
adv
  1. to the same degree (often followed by `as'); "they were equally beautiful"; "birds were singing and the child sang as sweetly"; "sang as sweetly as a nightingale"; "he is every bit as mean as she is"
    Synonym(s): equally, as, every bit
n
  1. a very poisonous metallic element that has three allotropic forms; arsenic and arsenic compounds are used as herbicides and insecticides and various alloys; found in arsenopyrite and orpiment and realgar
    Synonym(s): arsenic, As, atomic number 33
  2. a United States territory on the eastern part of the island of Samoa
    Synonym(s): American Samoa, Eastern Samoa, AS
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
  
  
            A week or so will probably reconcile us.      --Gay.
  
      Note: See the Note under {Ill}, adv.
  
      {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.
  
                     So do, as thou hast said.                  --Gen. xviii.
                                                                              5.
  
                     As a flower of the field, so he flourisheth. --Ps.
                                                                              ciii. 15.
  
                     Had woman been so strong as men.         --Shak.
  
                     No country suffered so much as England. --Macaulay.
  
      {So far}, to that point or extent; in that particular.
            [bd]The song was moral, and so far was right.[b8]
            --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. [bd]So, so, it works; now, mistress,
            sit you fast.[b8] --Dryden. Also, moderately or tolerably
            well; passably; as, he succeeded but so so. [bd]His leg is
            but so so.[b8] --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.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   As \As\, n. [See {Ace}.]
      An ace. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
  
      {Ambes-as}, double aces.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   As \As\ ([acr]z), adv. & conj. [OE. as, als, alse, also, al swa,
      AS. eal sw[be], 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.
  
                     His spiritual attendants adjured him, as he loved
                     his soul, to emancipate his brethren. --Macaulay.
  
      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. [bd]Bees appear fortunately to prefer the
               same colors as we do.[b8] --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.
  
      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.
  
                     The beggar is greater as a man, than is the man
                     merely as a king.                              --Dewey.
  
      3. While; during or at the same time that; when; as, he
            trembled as he spoke.
  
                     As I return I will fetch off these justices. --Shak.
  
      4. Because; since; it being the case that.
  
                     As the population of Scotland had been generally
                     trained to arms . . . they were not indifferently
                     prepared.                                          --Sir W.
                                                                              Scott.
            [See Synonym under {Because}.]
  
      5. Expressing concession. (Often approaching though in
            meaning).
  
                     We wish, however, to avail ourselves of the
                     interest, transient as it may be, which this work
                     has excited.                                       --Macaulay.
  
      6. That, introducing or expressing a result or consequence,
            after the correlatives so and such. [Obs.]
  
                     I can place thee in such abject state, as help shall
                     never find thee.                                 --Rowe.
  
      {So as}, so that. [Obs.]
  
                     The relations are so uncertain as they require a
                     great deal of examination.                  --Bacon.
  
      7. As if; as though. [Obs. or Poetic]
  
                     He lies, as he his bliss did know.      --Waller.
  
      8. For instance; by way of example; thus; -- used to
            introduce illustrative phrases, sentences, or citations.
  
      9. Than. [Obs. & R.]
  
                     The king was not more forward to bestow favors on
                     them as they free to deal affronts to others their
                     superiors.                                          --Fuller.
  
      10. Expressing a wish. [Obs.] [bd]As have,[b8]
  
      Note: i. e., may he have. --Chaucer.
  
      {As . . as}. See {So . . as}, under {So}.
  
      {As far as}, to the extent or degree. [bd]As far as can be
            ascertained.[b8] --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. [bd]I have
            understanding as well as you.[b8] --Job xii. 3.
  
      {As yet}, until now; up to or at the present time; still;
            now.

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (15Feb98) [foldoc]:
   AS
  
      1. {Autonomous System}.
  
      2. {Address Strobe}.
  
      (1999-04-08)
  
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (15Feb98) [foldoc]:
   as
  
      The {country code} for American Samoa.
  
      (1999-01-27)
  
  
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