December 08, 2017
Learner's Word of the Day
at least /ˌæt ˈliːst / idiom
at least
/ˌæt ˈliːst /
idiom
It's raining but at least the man has a raincoat on.
It's raining but at least the man has a raincoat on.
Learner's definition of AT LEAST

1 : not less than a specified amount, level, etc.

  • At least once a year, we visit our grandparents.

  • We meet at least once a month. = We meet once a month at least.

  • You must be at least 21 years of age to enter.

2 — used to say that something (such as a bad situation) could be or have been worse

  • The weather was cold, but at least it didn't rain.

  • I was tired and hungry, but at least I was free.

  • We don't have much money, but at least we still have each other.

3 — used to indicate the smallest or easiest thing that someone can or should do

  • Well, he could have at least apologized.

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