AT

at

(noun) 100 at equal 1 kip in Laos

astatine, At, atomic number

(noun) a highly unstable radioactive element (the heaviest of the halogen series); a decay product of uranium and thorium

Source: WordNet® 3.1


Etymology 1

Preposition

at

In, near, or in the general vicinity of a particular place.

(indicating time) Indicating occurrence in an instant of time or a period of time relatively short in context or from the speaker's perspective.

In the direction of (often in an unfocused or uncaring manner).

Denotes a price.

Occupied in (activity).

In a state of.

Indicates a position on a scale or in a series.

Because of.

Indicates a means, method, or manner.

Holding a given speed or rate.

(used for skills (including in activities) or areas of knowledge) On the subject of; regarding.

(Ireland, stressed pronunciation) Bothering, irritating, causing discomfort to

Usage notes

He threw the ball to me — (so I could catch it).

He threw the ball at me — (trying to hit me with it).

He talked to her — (conversationally).

He shouted at her — (aggressively).

Noun

at (plural ats)

The at sign (@).

Verb

at (third-person singular simple present ats, present participle atting, simple past and past participle atted)

(informal, neologism) Rare form of @; to reply to or talk to someone, either online or face-to-face. (from the practice of targeting a message or reply to someone online by writing @name)

Usage notes

Chiefly used in the phrase "don't @ me"/"don't at me". It can be used humorously when stated after an unpopular or ironic opinion, to forestall dissent.

Etymology 2

Pronoun

at

(Northern England, rare, possibly, obsolete) Alternative form of 'at

Etymology 3

Noun

at (plural ats or at)

Alternative form of att (Laos currency unit)

Anagrams

• T&A, T.A., T/A, TA, ta

Noun

AT (countable and uncountable, plural ATs)

(software) Initialism of assistive technology.

(US, Navy) Initialism of auxiliary tugboat.

(US, sports) Initialism of anaerobic threshold.

(fan fiction) Initialism of alternate timeline.

(aviation, navigation) Initialism of aerotriangulation.

Initialism of appropriate technology.

(firefighting, aviation) Abbreviation of airtanker. (waterbomber)

Adjective

AT

(military) Initialism of anti-tank.

Anagrams

• T&A, T.A., T/A, TA, ta

Source: Wiktionary



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Coffee Trivia

Coffee dates back to the 9th century. Goat herders in Ethiopia noticed their goats seem to be “dancing” after eating berries from a particular shrub. They reported it to the local monastery, and a monk made a drink out of it. The monk found out he felt energized and kept him awake at night. That’s how the first coffee drink was born.

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