- to be in addition to (something)
- to be in continuation with something
- it is a replacement, at times, for the conjunction 'and' or the word 'also' (this is not a rule though)
- The car as well as the bike need a mechanic for maintenance to keep it running well.
- She is always around at their house, she may as well just declare it home.
- I like the chocolates that you brought as well as the ones that my mother gave me.
- I may as well quit my job now and start my own business.
- She knows just as well that he is not to be disturbed in the afternoon.
- I understand that she learns her as well as being an intern.
- I can go to the church as well as the temple, it is my right to choose.
- This student does not like history, geography and maths as well. How will he score well in the exams then?
- No matter how much he emphasized on learning about art as well as science, I always thought that my heart was set on journalism.
- I intend to go out this summer as well.
- She plans to take a language course this winter as well.
The phrase is a play on words to reflect something in addition.
See also : as well as
Idiom of the Day