as of


: on, at, from
used to indicate a time or date at which something begins or ends
takes effect as of July 1As of now, it's difficult to tell in a cancer's early stage which patients have which kind of tumor.Melinda BeckAs of last year [2010], women held 51.4 percent of all managerial and professional positions, up from 26 percent in 1980 …Kate Bolick

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Joe also wrote the script of the upcoming movie, which doesn't have an official release date as of yet. Temi Adebowale, Men's Health, 5 Apr. 2023 But many have already cast their ballots, as the elections board reported strong voting numbers, and as of 9 a.m. Tuesday 19.1% total citywide turnout so far. Lizzie Kane, Chicago Tribune, 4 Apr. 2023 Virgin Orbit stock price Virgin Orbit, was trading at $0.15 as of 10:55 a.m. Bailey Schulz, USA TODAY, 4 Apr. 2023 The campaign had received more than $38,000 as of April 4. Nicole Acosta, Peoplemag, 4 Apr. 2023 Here are some key statistics about the race as of Election Day: $28.4 million: The amount of ad spending since the primary election, according to AdImpact. Nicholas Anastacio, NBC News, 4 Apr. 2023 Individuals, businesses and nonprofits that earn more than $600 through various online merchants will receive a summary of that income data on a Form 1099-K – as of the 2023 tax year – and importantly, the IRS will too. Erica Neuman, Fortune, 4 Apr. 2023 The newspaper said that this was the first arrest of a U.S. journalist on espionage allegations in Russia since the Cold War and that neither it nor U.S. officials had been allowed to contact Gershkovich as of late Thursday. Adam Taylor, Washington Post, 31 Mar. 2023 Has struggled again as of late. Dylan Bumbarger, oregonlive, 30 Mar. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1781, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of as of was in 1781

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“As of.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jun. 2023.

Kids Definition

as of

: on entry 1 sense 3, at
we begin work as of Tuesday
as of the moment, things are fine
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