\ ət, ˈat How to pronounce at (audio) \

Definition of at

 (Entry 1 of 6)

1 used as a function word to indicate presence or occurrence in, on, or near staying at a hotelat a partysick at heart
2 used as a function word to indicate the goal of an indicated or implied action or motion aim at the targetcreditors are at him again
3 used as a function word to indicate that with which one is occupied or employed at workat the controlsgood at chess
4 used as a function word to indicate situation in an active or passive state or condition at libertyat rest
5 used as a function word to indicate the means, cause, or manner sold at auctionlaughed at my jokeact at your own discretion
6a used as a function word to indicate the rate, degree, or position in a scale or series the temperature at 90at first
b used as a function word to indicate age or position in time will retire at 65

at

noun
\ ˈät How to pronounce at (audio) \
variants: or less commonly
plural at also att

Definition of at (Entry 2 of 6)

: a monetary subunit of the kip — see kip at Money Table

at

abbreviation (1)

Definition of at (Entry 3 of 6)

1 airtight
2 atmosphere
3 atomic

At

symbol

Definition of At (Entry 4 of 6)

astatine

AT

abbreviation (2)

Definition of AT (Entry 5 of 6)

1 air temperature
2 ampere-turn
3 usually A-T ataxia-telangiectasia … joined the fight to find a cure for ataxia-telangiectasia, also known as A-T, a rare but deadly genetic disease that currently afflicts about 600 U.S. children, causing neurological deterioration and usually proving fatal by their 20s.— Thomas Fields-Meyer
4 automatic transmission

at-

prefix

Definition of at- (Entry 6 of 6)

— see ad-

Examples of at in a Sentence

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Think of at is a fashionable, exercise-free version of the polar swim. Hadley Mendelsohn, House Beautiful, "The $225 Outdoor Shower Designers Are Obsessed With," 26 Apr. 2019 After learning the at was leased to the nearby Windmill Dinner Theatre, police asked the theater’s manager, Ed Beck, to identify the corpse. Lynette Rice, EW.com, "The tragic, unsolved murder of Hogan's Heroes star Bob Crane," 26 Aug. 2019 Suddenly, the inconceivable, the heresy-even-to-hint-at, was to be taken as gospel: The outcome was illegitimate! Andrew C. Mccarthy, National Review, "The Election Is Legitimate Only If the Democrats Win," 16 Aug. 2019 Lewis has been a regular at Dooky Chase’s since the height of the civil rights movement in 1960s. Shauna Stuart | Sstuart@al.com, al.com, "Six Alabama chefs on the culinary legacy of Leah Chase," 11 June 2019 One royal event Ferguson will be front-and-center at is her daughter Eugenie's upcoming wedding. Stephanie Nolasco, Fox News, "Meghan Markle, Prince Harry reportedly don't invite Sarah Ferguson to royal wedding event," 2 Oct. 2018 One royal event Ferguson will be front-and-center at is her daughter Eugenie's upcoming wedding. Stephanie Nolasco, Fox News, "Meghan Markle, Prince Harry reportedly don't invite Sarah Ferguson to royal wedding event," 2 Oct. 2018 One royal event Ferguson will be front-and-center at is her daughter Eugenie's upcoming wedding. Stephanie Nolasco, Fox News, "Meghan Markle, Prince Harry reportedly don't invite Sarah Ferguson to royal wedding event," 2 Oct. 2018 In a Tribune report earlier this week, organizers suggested the group could follow a half-mile path down Clark Street to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Chicago office at 101 W. Congress Parkway. Ese Olumhense, chicagotribune.com, "Thousands expected in Loop Saturday to rally against separation of immigrant families," 29 June 2018

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First Known Use of at

Preposition

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

1955, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for at

Preposition

Middle English, from Old English æt; akin to Old High German az at, Latin ad

Noun

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as you please

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The first known use of at was before the 12th century

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English Language Learners Definition of at

used to indicate the place where someone or something is
used to indicate the person or thing toward which an action, motion, or feeling is directed or aimed
used to indicate something that is being tried or attempted
\ ət How to pronounce at (audio) , at\

Kids Definition of at

1 used to indicate a particular place or time They're at the door.Be here at six.
2 used to indicate the person or thing toward which an action, motion, or feeling is directed or aimed swinging at the balllaughed at me
3 used to indicate position or condition at rest
4 used to tell how or why sold at auctionangry at his answer
5 used to indicate time, age, or position on a scale ate at noontemperate at 90 degrees

Medical Definition of at

 (Entry 1 of 3)

airtight

At

symbol

Medical Definition of At (Entry 2 of 3)

astatine

Medical Definition of AT (Entry 3 of 3)

1 assistive technology
2 usually A-T ataxia-telangiectasia

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