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From Middle English thereat, ther-at, þeratte, þerat, from Old English þǣræt, from Proto-West Germanic *þārat, from Proto-Germanic *þarat, equivalent to there +‎ at.



thereat (not comparable)

  1. There; at that place.
    • 1845 February, — Quarles [pseudonym; Edgar Allan Poe], “The Raven”, in The American Review[1], volume I, number II, New York, N.Y.; London: Wiley & Putnam, [], OCLC 1015246566:
      “Surely,” said I, “surely that is something at my window lattice; / Let me see, then, what thereat is, and this mystery explore—
    • 1939 November, Kenneth Brown, “Stafford's First Railway”, in Railway Magazine, page 333 - excerpt from "Stafford in Olden Times", a reprint of articles published in the Staffordshire Advertiser:
      The Stafford Railway, which connected this important canal with Stafford, was opened on November 1, 1805, and "the immediate result was a reduction in the price of coal at Stafford, and there was some public rejoicing thereat."
  2. At that event.
    • 2008, Joint Declaration on Defamation of Religions, and Anti-terrorism and Anti-extremism Legislation
      The public has a right to know about the perpetration of acts of terrorism, or attempts thereat, and the media should not be penalised for providing such information.


See also[edit]

Here-, there-, and where- words