From Middle English at, from Old English æt (“at, near, by, toward”), from Proto-Germanic *at (“at, near, to”), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂éd (“near, at”). Cognate with Scots at (“at”), North Frisian äät, äit, et, it (“at”), Danish at (“to”), Swedish åt (“for, toward”), Norwegian åt (“to”), Faroese at (“at, to, toward”), Icelandic að (“to, towards”), Gothic ?? (at, “at”), Latin ad (“to, near”).
- 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
at (plural ats)
- The at sign (@).
- (Northern England, rare, possibly obsolete) Alternative form of 'at (relative pronoun; reduced form of "that")
at (plural ats or at)
- Alternative form of att (Laos currency unit)