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1. Also; in addition. Your mother is coming as well, so make sure to include her in the head count. I included all of my receipts as well, in case you need them.
2. Used between two ideas that will have the same impact. Typically used in the phrases "might as well" and "just as well." I'm not excited about it, but I might as well go to the party because my girlfriend will be mad at me if I don't. It's just as well that I didn't get that job—I don't think I would have fit in there.
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also; in addition. Could I have a second helping of potatoes as well? I'm feeling tired, and dizzy as well.
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1. In addition, besides, also. For example, Mary is going to Italy and to France as well, or A fine conductor, he plays the violin as well. [1300s]
2. With an equal or similar result, as in Since he can't get there in time, he might as well stay at home, or It's just as well that you came today, since Harry is here, too. [1400s]
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as well (as somebody/something)in addition to somebody/something; too: Are they coming as well? ♢ They sell books as well as newspapers. ♢ She’s a talented musician as well as being a photographer.
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1. In addition; also: mentioned other matters as well.
2. With equal effect: I might as well go.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.