At meaning

ăt; ət when unstressed
Present during; attending.

At the dance.

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Within the interval or span of.

At the dinner hour; at a glance.

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In the state or condition of.

At peace with one's conscience.

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In accord with; following.

At my request.

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By way of; through.

Exited at the rear gate.

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From.

Get the facts at their source.

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Occupied in; busy with.

At work.

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In or very near a particular place.

At that precise position, at Jim’s house.

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To or toward the direction or location of, especially for a specific purpose.

Questions came at us from all sides.

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Occupied with.

At work.

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Through.

Come in at the front door.

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In the manner of.

At a trot.

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Because of; in response to.

Terrified at the sight, to smile at a remark.

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In the amount or number, to the degree, for the price, etc. of.

At twenty miles per hour, at five cents each.

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Indicates a position on a scale or in a series.

Sell at 90.

Tiger finished the round at tenth, seven strokes behind the leaders.

I'm offering it - just to select customers - at cost.

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Contraction of that.

What’s ’at? (meaning What is that?)

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To or using the rate, extent, or amount of; to the point of.

At 30 cents a pound; at high speed; at 20 paces; at 350°F.

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Antitank.
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Automatic transmission.
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On; in; near; by: at is the preposition of general (usually static) location, and is replaced by in, on, etc. when a more precise indication of location is needed.

At the office, at the edge of town.

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Attending.

At the party.

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In a condition or state of.

At war.

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According to.

At his discretion.

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With reference to.

Good at tennis.

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From an interval or distance of.

Visible at half a mile, at arm's length.

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During the period of.

It happened at night.

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(comput.) Located at.
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A monetary unit of Laos, equal to1100 of a kip.
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Airtight.
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Atmosphere.
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Atomic.
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Astatine.
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In trading jargon, a stock is offered for sale “at” a certain price. In a trading transaction the syntax is “quantity-at-price.”
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(indicating time) Simultaneous, during.

At six o’clock, at closing time, at night.

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In the direction of (often in an unfocused or uncaring manner).

He threw the ball at me, he shouted at her.

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Occupied in (activity).

Men at work.

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Because of.

Laugh at a joke.

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Holding a given speed or rate.

It is growing at the rate of 3% a year.

Cruising along at fifty miles per hour.

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In a state of.

She is at sixes and sevens with him.

They are at loggerheads over how best to tackle the fiscal cliff.

The city was at the mercy of the occupying forces.

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(Ireland, stressed pronunciation) Bothering, irritating, causing discomfort to.
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The @ symbol.
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The ccTLD for Austria as assigned by the IANA.
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On, near, or by the time or age of.

At three o'clock; at 72 years of age.

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On account of; because of.

Rejoice at a victory.

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Dependent upon.

At the mercy of the court.

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Attotesla.
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Air temperature.
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Ampere-turn.
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The definition of at is to show position, to show something that an action refers to, or to show a condition or something that is happening.

Attending a movie is an example of being at a movie.

Pointing a bow and arrow towards a target is an example of pointing at a target.

When troops are commanded to no longer stand in attention that is an example of being commanded to stand at ease.

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In the activity or field of.

Skilled at playing chess; good at math.

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(informal) at it
  • Engaged in verbal or physical conflict; arguing or fighting:
    The neighbors are at it again.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of at

  • Middle English from Old English æt ad- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English at, from Old English æt (“at, near, by, toward”), from Proto-Germanic *at (“at, near, to”), from Proto-Indo-European *ád (“near, at”). Cognate with Scots at (“at”), North Frisian äät, äit, et, it (“at”), Danish at (“to”), Faroese at (“at, to, toward”), Norwegian åt (“to”), Swedish åt (“for, toward”), Icelandic (“to, towards”), Gothic (at, “at”), Latin ad (“to , near”).

    From Wiktionary

  • . + ISO 3166-1 country code for Austria, at.

    From Wiktionary