as to

as to
preposition Date: 14th century 1. as for, about <
at a loss as to how to explain the error
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2. according to, by <
graded as to size and color
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  • As to — 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;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • as to — {prep.} 1. In connection with; about; regarding. * /There is no doubt as to his honesty./ * /As to your final grade, that depends on your final examination./ Syn.: WITH RESPECT TO. 2. According to; following; going by. * /They sorted the eggs as… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • as to — {prep.} 1. In connection with; about; regarding. * /There is no doubt as to his honesty./ * /As to your final grade, that depends on your final examination./ Syn.: WITH RESPECT TO. 2. According to; following; going by. * /They sorted the eggs as… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • so --- as to — Used with an adjective or adverb before an infinitive to show a result. * /Who could be so mean as to do a thing like that?/ * /Ruth wouldn t be so careless as to forget her pen./ Compare: SO THAT …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • so --- as to — Used with an adjective or adverb before an infinitive to show a result. * /Who could be so mean as to do a thing like that?/ * /Ruth wouldn t be so careless as to forget her pen./ Compare: SO THAT …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • so as to — See: IN ORDER TO …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • so as to — See: IN ORDER TO …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • so as to — phrasal in order to …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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