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[[t]æt[/t]] unstressed [[t]ət, ɪt[/t]]
prep.
1) (used to indicate a point or place occupied in space); in, on, or near:
to stand at the door[/ex]
2) (used to indicate a location or position, as in time, on a scale, or in order):
at age 65; at zero; at the end[/ex]
3) (used to indicate incidence or occurrence):
at the sound of the bell; at low tide[/ex]
4) (used to indicate presence or location):
at home; at hand[/ex]
5) (used to indicate amount, degree, or rate):
at great speed; at high altitudes[/ex]
6) (used to indicate a direction, goal, or objective); toward:
Look at that[/ex]
7) (used to indicate occupation or involvement):
at work; at play[/ex]
8) (used to indicate a state or condition):
at ease; at peace[/ex]
9) (used to indicate a cause or source):
She was annoyed at their carelessness[/ex]
10) (used to indicate relative quality or value):
at one's best; at cost[/ex]
Etymology: bef. 900; ME; OE æt, c. OFris et, OON, Go at, OHG az, L ad II
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[[t]ɑt, æt[/t]] n. pl. at.
num a monetary unit of Laos, equal to 1/100 of a kip
Etymology: 1950–55; < Lao; ult. < Pali aṭṭha eight

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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