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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
          • The dress code at our college specifically bans strappy tops.
          • A sphere may be osculatory to the surface in every direction at an umbilicus.
          • What really pisses me off about my job is that I have to get up at six o'clock.
      • 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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