at least meaning


    Definition of at least in English Dictionary

  • Preposition
    1. (focus) At the least; at a minimum or lower limit.
      1. I couldn't count them all, but I think there must have been at least 500 people in attendance.
    2. In any event; anyway.
    3. More Examples
      1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
        • Rodney's not here; after the shootout, he went down and won't be back for at least a year.
        • The efficacy analysis was conducted in the full analysis set, which included all patients who received at least one dose of PP and had at least one postbaseline efficacy evaluation.
        • The main inclusion criterion was presence of a HVFD, at least a quadrantanopia, restricted to one half of the visual field, due to acquired postchiasmatic brain injury.
      2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
        • At least it is accepted that the traditional view is not fully and universally accepted. There are still rooms for doubt.
        • At least he didn't suffer when he died in the car crash. ‎
        • At least the entry set of Stately Wayne Manor was tweaked slightly to make it more moviesque. And the cast visits the real house for the only time.
    • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
      1. Phrases
        • Prepositional phrases
        • Adverbs
          • Focus adverbs
          • Prepositions
            • Prepositional phrases

          Other Vocabulary

          Look-Alike Words
          1. en at last
          2. en at rest
          3. en at best
          4. en at ease
          5. en at heart
          Source: Wiktionary

          Meaning of at least for the defined word.

          Grammatically, this idiom "at least" is a phrase, more specifically, a prepositional phrase. It's also an adverb, more specifically, a focus adverb. It's also a preposition, more specifically, a prepositional phrase.
          Definiteness: Level 6
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