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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
at1 /æt; unstressed ət, ɪt/USA pronunciation   prep. 
  1. (used to indicate a point, place, or location, as an address):We met at the library.
  2. (used to indicate a point of time):It happened at midnight.
  3. (used to indicate a location or position on a scale, or in order):The temperature is at zero.
  4. (used to indicate an occurrence or when something happens):At low tide the waves aren't dangerous.
  5. (used to indicate amount, degree, or rate):went at great speed.
  6. (used to indicate a direction, goal, or an attempt to do something or reach something):Look at that; aimed at the target.
  7. (used to indicate occupation or involvement):watching the children at play.
  8. (used to indicate a state or condition):at peace with the world.
  9. (used to indicate how something is done or accomplished):They held me up at gunpoint.
  10. (used to indicate a cause or source):amazed at his skill.
  11. (used to indicate relative quality or value):I'll sell it to you at cost.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
at1  (at; unstressed ət, it),USA pronunciation  prep. 
  1. (used to indicate a point or place occupied in space);
    in, on, or near:to stand at the door; at the bottom of the barrel.
  2. (used to indicate a location or position, as in time, on a scale, or in order):at zero; at age 65;at the end;at the lowest point.
  3. (used to indicate presence or location):at home; at hand.
  4. (used to indicate amount, degree, or rate):at great speed; at high altitudes.
  5. (used to indicate a direction, goal, or objective);
    toward:Aim at the mark. Look at that.
  6. (used to indicate occupation or involvement):at work; at play.
  7. (used to indicate a state or condition):at ease; at peace.
  8. (used to indicate a cause or source):She was annoyed at his stupidity.
  9. (used to indicate a method or manner):He spoke at length.
  10. (used to indicate relative quality or value):at one's best; at cost.
  11. be at (someone), to be sexually aggressive toward (a person):She's pregnant again because he's at her morning, noon, and night.
  12. where it's at, [Informal.]the place where the most interesting or exciting things happen:Emma says that Rome is definitely where it's at now.
  • a pre-Hellenic Indo-European substratum language), Oscan, Old Irish, Gaulish, Phrygian ad-
  • bef. 900; Middle English; Old English æt; cognate with Old Frisian et, Old Norse, Old Saxon, Gothic at, Old High German az, Latin, Old Welsh, Old Breton ad, Greek a- (

at2  (ät, at),USA pronunciation n. 
  • Currencya money of account of Laos, the 100th part of a kip.
    • Pali aṭṭha eight
    • Lao; compare Thai ʔàt formerly, a copper coin worth one eighth of a füang, ultimately
    • 1950–55

    at-, 
  • var. of  ad- before t: attend.

  • AT, 
    1. achievement test.
    2. Militaryantitank.

    At, 
  • Chemistry, Electricityampere-turn.

  • At, [Symbol, Chem.]
    1. astatine.

    at., 
    1. Physicsatmosphere.
    2. Physicsatomic.
    3. Lawattorney.

    A.T., 
  • TimeAtlantic time.


  • Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

    at /æt/ prep
    1. used to indicate location or position: are they at the table?, staying at a small hotel
    2. towards; in the direction of: looking at television, throwing stones at windows
    3. used to indicate position in time: come at three o'clock
    4. engaged in; in a state of (being): children at play, stand at ease, he is at his most charming today
    5. (in expressions concerned with habitual activity) during the passing of (esp in the phrase at night): he used to work at night
    6. for; in exchange for: it's selling at four pounds
    7. used to indicate the object of an emotion: angry at the driver, shocked at his behaviour
    8. where it's atslang the real place of action
    Etymology: Old English æt; related to Old Norse at to, Latin ad to



    AT abbreviation for
    1. attainment target



    At the chemical symbol for
    1. astatine



    at. abbreviation for
    1. Also: atm atmosphere (unit of pressure)
    2. atomic



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