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EN[æt] [ət] [-æt]
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    Definition of at in English Dictionary

  • NounPLats
    1. the @ symbol.
    2. Preposition
      1. In or very near a particular place.
        1. at that precise position;  at Jim’s house ‎
      2. (indicating time) Simultaneous, during.
        1. at six o’clock;  at closing time;  at night. ‎
      3. In the direction of (often in an unfocused or uncaring manner).
        1. He threw the ball at me.  He shouted at her. ‎
      4. Occupied in (activity).
        1. men at work ‎
      5. Indicates a position on a scale or in a series.
        1. Sell at 90.  Tiger finished the round at tenth, seven strokes behind the leaders.   I'm offering it—just to select customers—at cost. ‎
      6. Because of.
        1. to laugh at a joke ‎
      7. Holding a given speed or rate.
        1. It is growing at the rate of 3% a year.  Cruising along at fifty miles per hour. ‎
      8. In a state of.
        1. She is at sixes and sevens with him.  They are at loggerheads over how best to tackle the fiscal cliff.   The city was at the mercy of the occupying forces. ‎
      9. (Ireland, stressed pronunciation) bothering, irritating, causing discomfort to.
        1. (used for skills or areas of knowledge) On the subject of; regarding.
          1. She studied at her chemistry notes.
          2. He slipped at marksmanship over his extended vacation.
      10. More Examples
        1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
          • Richard Bryant (the noted "DICKBOY") was of this gang, as were Ben. Kayford and Geo. Ward (alias DAGGER) and some others, all hanged at Gloucester, Bristol, Salisbury, and Ilchester.
          • After years of neglect, the rusty old bridge could give way at any time.
          • Please make yourself at home - there's no need to stand on ceremony.
      • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
        1. Nouns
          • Countable nouns
          • Prepositions
          Related Links:
          1. en attention
          2. fr attention
          3. en attempt
          4. en attack
          5. en attached
          Source: Wiktionary
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          Meaning of at for the defined word.

          Grammatically, this word "at" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun. It's also a preposition.
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