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At vs. Loggerheads

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Atpreposition

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

‘Caesar was at Rome;’; ‘at the corner of Fourth Street and Vine;’; ‘at Jim’s house’;

Loggerheadsnoun

plural of loggerhead

Atpreposition

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

‘at six o’clock;’; ‘at closing time;’; ‘at night.’;

Loggerheadsnoun

Fisticuffs; fighting.

Atpreposition

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

‘He threw the ball at me.’; ‘He shouted at her.’;

Loggerheadsnoun

(dialect) The knapweed.

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Atpreposition

Denotes a price.

‘3 apples at 2¢ (each)’; ‘The offer was at $30,000 before negotiations.’;

Loggerheadsnoun

The knapweed.

Atpreposition

Occupied in (activity).

‘men at work’;

Atpreposition

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.’;

Atpreposition

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.’;

Atpreposition

Because of.

‘to laugh at a joke’; ‘mad at their comments’;

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Atpreposition

Indicates a means, method, or manner.

Atpreposition

Holding a given speed or rate.

‘It is growing at the rate of 3% a year.’; ‘Cruising along at fifty miles per hour.’;

Atpreposition

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

‘The twins were both bad at chemistry.’; ‘He slipped at marksmanship over his extended vacation.’;

Atpreposition

Bothering, irritating, causing discomfort to

Atnoun

The at sign (@).

Atpreposition

Primarily, this word expresses the relations of presence, nearness in place or time, or direction toward; as, at the ninth hour; at the house; to aim at a mark. It is less definite than in or on; at the house may be in or near the house. From this original import are derived all the various uses of at.

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Atpreposition

A relation of proximity to, or of presence in or on, something; as, at the door; at your shop; at home; at school; at hand; at sea and on land.

Atpreposition

The relation of some state or condition; as, at war; at peace; at ease; at your service; at fault; at liberty; at risk; at disadvantage.

Atpreposition

The relation of some employment or action; occupied with; as, at engraving; at husbandry; at play; at work; at meat (eating); except at puns.

Atpreposition

The relation of a point or position in a series, or of degree, rate, or value; as, with the thermometer at 80°; goods sold at a cheap price; a country estimated at 10,000 square miles; life is short at the longest.

Atpreposition

The relations of time, age, or order; as, at ten o'clock; at twenty-one; at once; at first.

Atpreposition

The relations of source, occasion, reason, consequence, or effect; as, at the sight; at this news; merry at anything; at this declaration; at his command; to demand, require, receive, deserve, endure at your hands.

Atpreposition

Relation of direction toward an object or end; as, look at it; to point at one; to aim at a mark; to throw, strike, shoot, wink, mock, laugh at any one.

Atnoun

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

Atnoun

100 at equal 1 kip

Atpreposition

expressing location or arrival in a particular place or position

‘they live at Conway House’; ‘they stopped at a small trattoria’;

Atpreposition

used in speech to indicate the sign @ in email addresses, separating the address holder's name from their location.

Atpreposition

expressing the time when an event takes place

‘the children go to bed at nine o'clock’; ‘his death came at a time when the movement was split’;

Atpreposition

(followed by a noun without a determiner) denoting a particular period of time

‘the sea is cooler at night’;

Atpreposition

(followed by a noun without a determiner) denoting the time spent by someone attending an educational institution or workplace

‘it was at university that he first began to perform’;

Atpreposition

denoting a particular point or level on a scale

‘driving at 50 mph’; ‘prices start at £18,500’;

Atpreposition

referring to someone's age

‘at fourteen he began to work as a postman’;

Atpreposition

expressing a particular state or condition

‘his ready smile put her at ease’; ‘they were at a disadvantage’;

Atpreposition

expressing a relationship between an individual and a skill

‘boxing was the only sport I was any good at’; ‘she was getting much better at hiding her reactions’;

Atpreposition

expressing the object of a look, thought, action, or plan

‘I looked at my watch’; ‘policies aimed at reducing taxation’; ‘Leslie pointed at him’;

Atpreposition

expressing the target of a shot from a weapon

‘they tore down the main street, firing at anyone in sight’;

Atpreposition

expressing an incomplete or attempted action, typically involving repeated movements

‘he hit at her face with the gun’; ‘she clutched at the thin gown’;

Atpreposition

expressing the means by which something is done

‘her pride had taken a beating at his hands’; ‘holding a prison officer at knifepoint’;

Atnoun

a monetary unit of Laos, equal to one hundredth of a kip.

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