Meaning of AT in English

at 1

/at/ ; unstressed /euht, it/ , prep.

1. (used to indicate a point or place occupied in space); in, on, or near: to stand at the door; at the bottom of the barrel.

2. (used to indicate a location or position, as in time, on a scale, or in order): at zero; at noon; at age 65; at the end; at the lowest point.

3. (used to indicate presence or location): at home; at hand.

4. (used to indicate amount, degree, or rate): at great speed; at high altitudes.

5. (used to indicate a direction, goal, or objective); toward: Aim at the mark. Look at that.

6. (used to indicate occupation or involvement): at work; at play.

7. (used to indicate a state or condition): at ease; at peace.

8. (used to indicate a cause or source): She was annoyed at his stupidity.

9. (used to indicate a method or manner): He spoke at length.

10. (used to indicate relative quality or value): at one's best; at cost.

11. be at (someone) , to be sexually aggressive toward (a person): She's pregnant again because he's at her morning, noon, and night.

12. where it's at , Informal. the place where the most interesting or exciting things happen: Emma says that Rome is definitely where it's at now.

[ bef. 900; ME; OE aet; c. OFris et, ON, OS, Goth at, OHG az, L, Old Welsh, Old Breton ad, Gk a- ( ad- ]

at 2

/aht, at/ , n.

a money of account of Laos, the 100th part of a kip.

[ 1950-55; àt formerly, a copper coin worth one eighth of a füang, ult.

attha EIGHT ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .