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at least

Definition of at least

  1. 1 :  not less than a specified amount, level, etc. <At least once a year, we visit our grandparents.> <He must have at least 300 CDs!>

  2. 2 —used to say that something (such as a bad situation) could be or could have been worse <The weather was cold, but at least it didn't rain.> <We don't have much money, but at least we still have each other.>

  3. 3 —used to indicate the smallest or easiest thing that someone can or should do <Well, he could have at least apologized.>

  4. 4 —used to indicate that the truth of a statement might change or has changed <We're going to have a picnic, at least if it doesn't rain.> <I'm fine for now at least. Thank you for asking.>

  5. 5 —used to indicate that the truth of a previous statement is not certain <Her name is Sue, or at least I think it is.> <He is coming today. At least that's what he told me.>



Word by Word Definitions

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  1. : superlative of 1little

    :  lowest in importance or position

    :  smallest in size or degree

  1. :  one that is least

  1. : superlative of 2little

    :  in the smallest or lowest degree


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