as well as

1 of 2

conjunction

: and in addition : and
brave as well as loyal

as well as

2 of 2

preposition

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

Examples of as well as in a Sentence

Preposition we offer electronic toys as well as rent out video games
Recent Examples on the Web
Conjunction
Written in the wake of their separation, Hansen-Løve’s film mused somewhat tartly on the challenges of preserving one’s sense of self while maintaining a relationship with an older artist who regards you as a subject as well as a lover. Guy Lodge, Variety, 17 Feb. 2024 She’s done substantial voice work as well, notably for Pixar’s Turning Red (2022) as well as Netflix’s She-Ra and the Princesses of Power (2018–2020) and the Amazon Prime cartoon Invincible (2021–present). Chris Snellgrove, EW.com, 17 Feb. 2024 Since then, he’s had four more films in competition — including this year’s Golden Bear contender From Hilde, With Love — as well as screening documentaries in Panorama and serving on multiple juries. Scott Roxborough, The Hollywood Reporter, 17 Feb. 2024 Holloway, 52, is certainly well traveled, having held design posts in Italy, France, and the U.S. at major labels such as Richemont stablemate Purdey, as well as Ralph Lauren, Jimmy Choo, Agnona, and Narciso Rodriguez. Paul Croughton, Robb Report, 17 Feb. 2024 Most home and kitchen must-haves are tried-and-true for a reason—like your favorite cast iron skillet that’s still good as new or an affordable stick vacuum that sucks up dust and pet hair as well as any $500 model. Stephanie Osmanski, Better Homes & Gardens, 17 Feb. 2024 Outside, the playhouse features a little balcony, as well as tons of greenery framing the tiny home. Hannah Sacks, Peoplemag, 5 Feb. 2024 As for the ceremony, it was dominated by performances from women, including lively showings from Cyrus and SZA that shimmered and slashed, as well as regal turns from Joni Mitchell and Tracy Chapman that felt rich with gravitas and grace. Chris Richards, Washington Post, 5 Feb. 2024 The series will examine the lives of Jamie’s parents, Ellen MacKenzie (Slater) and Brian Fraser (Roy), as well as the origin story of Claire’s parents, Julia Moriston (Corfield) and Henry Beauchamp (Irvine). Joe Otterson, Variety, 5 Feb. 2024
Preposition
Overview Few cars are capable of serving the gods of both comfort and sportiness as well as the 2023 BMW 3-series sedan. Eric Stafford, Car and Driver, 22 Mar. 2023 But shearwaters, as well as petrels and albatrosses, are part of a class known as tube-nosed seabirds, with tubular nostrils and an excellent senses of smell. Matthew Savoca, The Conversation, 21 Mar. 2023 Working with stunt coordinators and stunt doubles, as well as actors doing their own stunts, was such fun. Alex Ritman, The Hollywood Reporter, 21 Mar. 2023 Gore said the dangers of machine gun conversion devices, as well as the ease people can get them, prompted him to file the bill. Sarah Nelson, The Indianapolis Star, 21 Mar. 2023 That’s a departure from the Oppo Find X5 Pro, which was sold in European as well as Asia. Jon Porter, The Verge, 21 Mar. 2023 Here’s a rundown of what’s happening now, as well as other looming problems for the former president. Jon Healey Los Angeles Times (tns), al, 21 Mar. 2023 Sponsors might buy a package that includes primetime documentary series on Fox Business Network as well as inventory on Fox Weather, the company’s broadband weather-news outlet. Brian Steinberg, Variety, 21 Mar. 2023 This duo increases cell turnover and gives retinol-like results, like improving texture, redness, firmness, as well as the appearance of fine line and wrinkles, without the negative side effects. Katie Intner, Harper's BAZAAR, 21 Mar. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

Conjunction

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Preposition

1589, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of as well as was in the 15th century

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“As well as.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/as%20well%20as. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

as well as

1 of 2 conjunction
: and in addition
catch fish for food as well as for sport

as well as

2 of 2 preposition
: in addition to : besides
is a real scholar as well as being a poet

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