at

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English at, from Old English æt (at, near, by, toward), from Proto-Germanic *at (at, near, to), from Proto-Indo-European *ád (near, at). Cognate with Scots at (at), North Frisian äät, äit, et, it (at), Danish at (to), Faroese at (at, to, toward), Norwegian åt (to), Swedish åt (for, toward), Icelandic (to, towards), Gothic 𐌰𐍄 (at, at), Latin ad (to , near).

Pronunciation[edit]

Preposition[edit]

at

  1. In or very near a particular place.
    • 1992, Rudolf M. Schuster, The Hepaticae and Anthocerotae of North America: East of the Hundredth Meridian, volume V, page 4
      (b) sporophyte with foot reduced, the entire sporophyte enveloped by the calyptra, which is ± stipitate at the base.
    At that precise position, at Jim’s house.
  2. (indicating time) Simultaneous, during.
    • 2012 April 19, Josh Halliday, “Free speech haven or lawless cesspool – can the internet be civilised?”, the Guardian:
      Other global taboos, such as sex and suicide, manifest themselves widely online, with websites offering suicide guides and Hot XXX Action seconds away at the click of a button. The UK government will come under pressure to block access to pornographic websites this year when a committee of MPs publishes its report on protecting children online.
    At six o’clock, at closing time, at night.
  3. In the direction of (often in an unfocused or uncaring manner).
    He threw the ball at me, he shouted at her.
  4. Occupied in (activity).
    Men at work.
  5. Indicates a position on a scale or in a series.
    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.
    Laugh at a joke.
  7. Holding a given speed or rate.
    It is growing at the rate of 3% a year.
    Cruising along at fifty miles per hour.
  8. In a state of.
    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
    • 1995 Keith Wood, quoted in David Hughes, "Wood odds-on to take one against the head", in The Independent (London) 18 January 1995:
      I think `Jesus, my back is at me'. Then I get the ball. Off you go for 10 yards and you don't feel a thing. Then you stop and think: `Jesus, it's at me again'[.]
    • 2014 Marian Keyes "Antarctic Diary - Part 2" personal website (January 2014):
      He seems to be saying. “Ah, go on, you’re making the other lads feel bad.” But the 4th fella says, “No. Don’t be ‘at’ me. I’m just not in the form right now, I’ll stay where I am, thanks.”

Usage notes[edit]

  • 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).

Translations[edit]

Noun[edit]

at (plural ats)

  1. the @ symbol.

Translations[edit]

Statistics[edit]

Anagrams[edit]


Azeri[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Turkic at, from Proto-Turkic *at, *ăt (horse).

Noun[edit]

Other scripts
Cyrillic ат
Roman at
Perso-Arabic آت

at (definite accusative atı, plural atlar)

  1. horse

Declension[edit]


Danish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /at/, [æd̥], /a/, [æ]

Conjunction[edit]

at

  1. that

Particle[edit]

at

  1. to (infinitive-marker)
    Det er menneskeligt at fejle.
    To err is human.

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

at

  1. singular past indicative of eten
  2. first-, second- and third-person singular present indicative of atten
  3. imperative of atten

Faroese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse at.

Preposition[edit]

at

  1. (with dative) at, towards, to

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Norse at (that), from Proto-Germanic *þat (that). Cognate with Middle English at (that, conjunction and relative pronoun), Scots at (that, conjunction and relative pronoun). More at that.

Conjunction[edit]

at

  1. that

Etymology 3[edit]

From Old Norse at (at, to), from Proto-Germanic *at (at, to). More at at.

Particle[edit]

at

  1. to (A particle used to mark the following verb as an infinitive.)
    At lyfta. (To lift)

Gothic[edit]

Romanization[edit]

at

  1. Romanization of 𐌰𐍄

Icelandic[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

at n (genitive singular ats, nominative plural öt)

  1. fight

Declension[edit]


Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish att.

Noun[edit]

at m (genitive ait, nominative plural atanna)

  1. swelling

Declension[edit]

Verb[edit]

at (present analytic atann, future analytic atfaidh, verbal noun at, past participle ata)

  1. swell
  2. bloat

Conjugation[edit]

Synonyms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Eclipsis with h-prothesis with t-prothesis
at n-at hat t-at
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Ladin[edit]

Noun[edit]

at m (plural ac)

  1. act
  2. action
  3. work

Latin[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

at

  1. but, yet
  2. whereas

Synonyms[edit]

Derived terms[edit]


Livonian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Verb[edit]

at

  1. 3rd person plural present indicative form of vȱlda

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

at

  1. that

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

at

  1. that

Old Irish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • (second-person singular): it
  • (third-person plural relative): ata

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (second-person singular): IPA(key): /at/
  • (third-person plural relative): IPA(key): /ad/

Verb[edit]

at

  1. second-person singular present indicative of is
  2. third-person plural present indicative relative of is

Old Norse[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *atǭ. Related to Old Norse etja.

Noun[edit]

at n (genitive ats, plural ǫt)

  1. conflict, fight, battle
Declension[edit]
Descendants[edit]
  • Icelandic: at

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *þat (that). Cognate with Old English þæt, Gothic 𐌸𐌰𐍄𐌰 (þata).

Conjunction[edit]

at

  1. that
  2. since, because, as
Descendants[edit]
  • Faroese: at
  • Icelandic:

Etymology 3[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *at (at, to). Cognate with Old English æt, Old Frisian et, Old Saxon at, Old High German az, Gothic 𐌰𐍄 (at).

Particle[edit]

at

  1. to (infinitive particle)
Descendants[edit]
  • Faroese: at
  • Icelandic:

Preposition[edit]

at

  1. at, to
Descendants[edit]
  • Faroese: at
  • Icelandic:

Pipil[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Proto-Nahuan *ātla, from Proto-Uto-Aztecan *paha. Cognate to Nahuatl atl.

Noun[edit]

at

  1. water

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish att.

Noun[edit]

at m

  1. swelling, tumour
  2. protuberance, prominence

Derived terms[edit]

Verb[edit]

at (past dh'at, verbal noun at or atadh)

  1. swell, fester, puff up, become tumid

References[edit]


Selaru[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *əpat, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *əpat, from Proto-Austronesian *Səpat.

Numeral[edit]

at

  1. (cardinal) four

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Ottoman Turkish آت (at).

Noun[edit]

at m (Cyrillic spelling ат)

  1. steed
  2. Arabian (horse)

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]


Simeulue[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Western Malayo-Polynesian *əpat, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *əpat, from Proto-Austronesian *Səpat.

Numeral[edit]

at

  1. (cardinal) four

Tagalog[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

at

  1. And.

Synonyms[edit]

See also[edit]


Torres Strait Creole[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English heart.

Noun[edit]

at

  1. heart

Turkish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Turkic at, from Proto-Turkic *at, *ăt (horse).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

at (definite accusative atı, plural atlar)

  1. (chess) knight
  2. (zoology) horse

Declension[edit]

Verb[edit]

at

  1. Second-person imperative of atmak.

Antonyms[edit]


Turkmen[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Turkic at, from Proto-Turkic *at, *ăt (horse).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

at (definite accusative ady, plural atlar)

  1. horse
Declension[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Turkic āt (“name”), from Proto-Turkic *āt.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

at (definite accusative ady, plural atlar)

  1. name
Declension[edit]

Volapük[edit]

Determiner[edit]

at

  1. (demonstrative) this

Welsh[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Preposition[edit]

at

  1. to, towards
  2. for
  3. at
  4. by

Usage notes[edit]

This preposition causes the soft mutation.

Inflection[edit]

Personal forms
Singular Plural
First person ata i aton ni
Second person atat ti atoch chi
Third person ato fe/fo m
ati hi f
atyn nhw

West Frisian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

at

  1. if

Synonyms[edit]