1

as well as

conjunction

Definition of as well as

:and in addition :and
  • brave as well as loyal

First Known Use of as well as

15th century


2

as well as

preposition

Definition of as well as

:in addition to :besides
  • the coach, as well as the team, is ready

Examples of as well as in a Sentence

  1. we offer electronic toys as well as rent out video games

First Known Use of as well as

1589

as well as Synonyms

Synonyms
besides, beside, beyond, over and above
Related Words
plus; including
Near Antonyms
except (also excepting); less, minus, wanting

AS WELL AS Defined for Kids

as well as

conjunction

Definition of as well as for Students

:and in addition
  • brave as well as loyal


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