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at

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preposition

ət,ˈat 

Synonyms of at

1—used as a function word to indicate presence or occurrence in, on, or near

staying at a hotel

at a party

sick at heart

2—used as a function word to indicate the goal of an indicated or implied action or motion

aim at the target

creditors are at him again

3—used as a function word to indicate that with which one is occupied or employed

at work

at the controls

good at chess

4—used as a function word to indicate situation in an active or passive state or condition

at liberty

at rest

5—used as a function word to indicate the means, cause, or manner

sold at auction

laughed at my joke

act at your own discretion

6

a—used as a function word to indicate the rate, degree, or position in a scale or series

the temperature at 90

at first

b—used as a function word to indicate age or position in time

will retire at 65

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noun

ˈät 

variants or less commonly att

pluralat also att

a monetary subunit of the kip see kip at Money Table

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abbreviation (1)

1

airtight

2

atmosphere

3

atomic

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verb

less common spelling of @ entry 2

transitive verb

informal

to respond to, challenge, or disparage the claim or opinion of (someone) —usually used in the phrase don’t @ me

It goes without saying that Lucille Ball’s comedic timing is unmatched—don’t @ me, you’ll be wrong.—Matt Brennan

I’ll cut right to the chase: Men should be able to wear makeup, don’t at me.—Carine Green

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symbol

astatine

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abbreviation (2)

1

air temperature

2

ampere-turn

3

Appalachian Trail

4

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

5

athletic trainer

6

automatic transmission

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prefix

 see AD-

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Examples of at in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web

Preposition

Join Meghan every other Wednesday at 11 a.m. ET, for a live chat to answer questions from parents trying to raise kids of any age.—Meghan Leahy, Washington Post, 17 Jan. 2024Trump is polling far ahead of his competitors at 48%, with former United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley at 20%, Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) at 16%, and billionaire Vivek Ramaswamy at 8%.—Asher Notheis, Washington Examiner, 15 Jan. 2024See More

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Word History

Etymology

Preposition

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

Noun

Lao

First Known Use

Preposition

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

Noun

1955, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler

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

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Kids Definition

at1 of 2preposition

ət,

(ˈ)at

1—used to indicate location in space or time

staying at a hotel

be here at six

sick at heart

2—used to indicate a goal that an action is aimed towards

aim at the target

laugh at him

3—used to indicate a condition one is in

at work

at liberty

at rest

4—used to indicate how or why

sold at auction

angry at his answer

5—used to indicate the rate, degree, age, or position in a scale or series

the temperature at 90

retire at 65

at-2 of 2

 see AD-

Medical Definition

at1 of 3abbreviation

airtight

At2 of 3symbol

astatine

AT3 of 3abbreviation

1

assistive technology

2

usually A-T ataxia-telangiectasia

3

athletic trainer

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