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Definitions of at

  1. a highly unstable radioactive element ( the heaviest of the halogen series); a decay product of uranium and thorium
  2. 100 at equal 1 kip
  3. Primarily, this word expresses the relations of presence, nearness in place or time, or direction toward; as, at the ninth hour; at the house; to aim at a mark. It is less definite than in or on; at the house may be in or near the house. From this original import are derived all the various uses of at.
  4. A relation of proximity to, or of presence in or on, something; as, at the door; at your shop; at home; at school; at hand; at sea and on land.
  5. The relation of some state or condition; as, at war; at peace; at ease; at your service; at fault; at liberty; at risk; at disadvantage.
  6. The relation of some employment or action; occupied with; as, at engraving; at husbandry; at play; at work; at meat ( eating); except at puns.
  7. The relation of a point or position in a series, or of degree, rate, or value; as, with the thermometer at 80¡; goods sold at a cheap price; a country estimated at 10, 000 square miles; life is short at the longest.
  8. The relations of time, age, or order; as, at ten o'clock; at twenty- one; at once; at first.
  9. The relations of source, occasion, reason, consequence, or effect; as, at the sight; at this news; merry at anything; at this declaration; at his command; to demand, require, receive, deserve, endure at your hands.
  10. Relation of direction toward an object or end; as, look at it; to point at one; to aim at a mark; to throw, strike, shoot, wink, mock, laugh at any one.
  11. Simple presence or position in, on, near by, or the like; as, at the center; position, state, condition, etc.; as, at dinner; at work, etc.; as, at the beginning.
  12. Denoting presence, nearness, or relation.
  13. Near to; by; in.
  14. On; upon; close to; by; near; in; within.
  15. To; toward; after; by way of; through.
  16. On the happening of; in response to; because of.
  17. Up to; to the extent of; corresponding to.
  18. In; connected with; dependent on; in a state or condition of.
  19. Denotes in general presence or nearness, but less definitely than in or on; also, towards, with, in, on, by, near by, in consequence of.
  20. Near to; with; towards.

Usage examples for at

  1. The man looked at him. – Mr. Achilles by Jennette Lee
  2. Tell me at once- what you mean. – The Testing of Diana Mallory by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  3. It was Dodo and it was not Dodo at all. – The Salamander by Owen Johnson
  4. Look at it, he said. – The League of the Leopard by Harold Bindloss
  5. Where have you been at? – Anderson Crow, Detective by George Barr McCutcheon
  6. But at least I can try." – Danger at the Drawbridge by Mildred A. Wirt
  7. And now let us look at the Angelicos again. – A Wanderer in Florence by E. V. Lucas
  8. I wouldn't, at that. – The Galaxy Primes by Edward Elmer Smith
  9. What you grinnin' at? – The Depot Master by Joseph C. Lincoln
  10. Wermant is at Treport, is he not? – Jacqueline, Complete by (Mme. Blanc) Th. Bentzon Last Updated: March 3, 2009
  11. The only way is to say nothing at all." – Command by William McFee
  12. I don't mean the trappin' bus'ness at all! – Sube Cane by Edward Bellamy Partridge
  13. " You can do nothing at all with him," said he. – Genghis Khan, Makers of History Series by Jacob Abbott
  14. This woman is now at Braster. – The Betrayal by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  15. He was at home, then. – The Weavers, Complete by Gilbert Parker Last Updated: March 14, 2009
  16. I don't understand it at all. – Corpus of a Siam Mosquito by Steven Sills
  17. I thoucht I was ower mony for her than: I wonner she daur be at me again. – Malcolm by George MacDonald
  18. Was Mr. Maltravers at Knaresdean? – Alice, or The Mysteries, Book III by Edward Bulwer Lytton
  19. That is, not at first. – The Bobbsey Twins on the Deep Blue Sea by Laura Lee Hope
  20. Go, go at once! – The Seven Plays in English Verse by Sophocles
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