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If we are machines, then in principle at least, we should be able to build machines out of other stuff, which are just as alive as we are.
Rodney Brooks

Meaning of "at least" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF AT LEAST

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WHAT DOES AT LEAST MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of at least in the English dictionary

The definition of at least in the dictionary is if nothing else. Other definition of at least is at the least.


WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE AT LEAST

at hand
at hazard
at heart
at home
at home in
at intervals
at issue
at knife-point
at large
at last
at leisure
at length
at liberty
at livery
at loggerheads
at long last
at market
at most
at odds
at once

WORDS THAT END LIKE AT LEAST

abreast
at the least
beast
breast
chicken breast
east
feast
in the least
last but not least
least
Mideast
moveable feast
northeast
southeast
the east
the least
the northeast
the Southeast
to say the least
yeast

Synonyms and antonyms of at least in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «at least» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF AT LEAST

Find out the translation of at least to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of at least from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «at least» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

至少
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

al menos
570 millions of speakers

English

at least
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

कम से कम
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

عَلَى الأَقَلّ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

по крайней мере
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

pelo menos
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

অন্তত
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

au moins
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

sekurang-kurangnya
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

mindestens
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

少なくとも
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

적어도
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

paling ora
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

tối thiểu
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

குறைந்தபட்சம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

किमान
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

en azından
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

almeno
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

przynajmniej
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

принаймні
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

cel puțin
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

τουλάχιστον
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

ten minste
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

åtminstone
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

i det minste
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of at least

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «AT LEAST»

The term «at least» is very widely used and occupies the 1.800 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «AT LEAST» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «at least» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «at least» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about at least

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10 QUOTES WITH «AT LEAST»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word at least.
1
John Abercrombie
You're just sort of searching for this 'thing' and sometimes you get it and sometimes you don't. All music is imperfect, but in jazz since you're improvising, at least the way I play, I'm trying to follow my train of thought in a solo.
2
Spencer Abraham
I always wondered what hearing one's own obituary might sound like, and I sort of feel like I may have just heard part of it at least.
3
Sparky Anderson
If I ever find a pitcher who has heat, a good curve, and a slider, I might seriously consider marrying him, or at least proposing.
4
Spencer Bachus
By interviewing at least one veteran, you can preserve memories that otherwise might be lost. My uncle was a downed fighter pilot and P.O.W. in World War II, and I am looking forward to recording his story for inclusion in the project.
5
Clare Balding
Being made to feel like an irrelevant child was probably an asset. Benign negligence is not a bad parental attitude or at least a cross between a benevolent dictator and benign negligence - you should just let kids crack on with it.
6
Steve Ballmer
My children - in many dimensions they're as poorly behaved as many other children, but at least on this dimension I've got my kids brainwashed: You don't use Google, and you don't use an iPod.
7
Satya Bhabha
I visit India at least once a year, though surrounding the making of 'Midnight's Children' I was there a lot more.
8
Augustine Birrell
An ordinary man can surround himself with two thousand books and thenceforward have at least one place in the world in which it is possible to be happy.
9
Ron Bloom
Generally speaking, we get the joke. We know that the free market is nonsense. We know that the whole point is to game the system, to beat the market or at least find someone who will pay you a lot of money, 'cause they're convinced that there is a free lunch.
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Rodney Brooks
If we are machines, then in principle at least, we should be able to build machines out of other stuff, which are just as alive as we are.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «AT LEAST»

Discover the use of at least in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to at least and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Forgotten Ally: China’s World War II, 1937-1945
No twentieth-century event was as crucial in shaping China’s worldview, and no one can understand China, and its relationship with America today, without this definitive work.
Rana Mitter, 2013
2
At Least the Duck Survived
At Least the Duck Survived offers a series of lyrical observations about old age, retirement and approaching death; about Tai Chi classes, dogs, lesbian aunts, grandchildren, bicycles and symphony concerts.
Margaret Clough, 2011
3
At Least in the City Someone Would Hear Me Scream: ...
"Laugh-out-loud funny."---John Searles, Today show (a summer must-read selection) --
Wade Rouse, 2010
4
Questions Every Black Person Should Ask at Least Once
The book safely exposes some topics that have become taboo in the Black community, or questions that are downright hard to ask by using satire, while at the same time, frankly and earnestly laying serious issues on the debate floor.
D. W. Harris, 2008
5
How to Stay Married for at Least 100 Years
Through this new revelation, the true definition of divorce, the damage of role reversal, and the dangers of children remaining within the home past their expiration date are just a few examples from this God-guided manual.
Darren Darrell Smith, 2012
6
The 26-Hour Day: How to Gain at Least Two Hours a Day with ...
Annotation Time-management techniques for anyone trying to find more profitable and productive time at work and at home.
Vince Panella, 2002
7
The Design Activist's Handbook: How to Change the World (Or ...
It's about being awake instead of sliding by with the way things always have been done. This book is for every graphic designer who's ever sat at a computer, thinking: Is this it? Isn't there more?
Noah Scalin, Michelle Taute, 2012
8
"At Least You'll Be Married to a Doctor": Managing Your ...
From adapting to the initial difficulties and learning skills to address these, through to the ultimate realization of a healthy and balanced relationship, Jordyn Paradis Hagar describes this process in detail.
Jordyn Paradis Hagar, 2012
9
I Know Now... . . at Least I Think I Do: Poetry May Never Be ...
Of course, Barnhart never disappoints as she interjects her signature mind bending humorous verse. This is definitely a poetic journey that you will find yourself opening repeatedly over the years. " -Rev.
Wendi Bird Barnhart, 2012
10
Cold-climate Gardening: How to Extend Your Growing Season by ...
Author Lewis Hill has spent a lifetime gardening in northern Vermont, and his system for how to garden more and better in a short growing season is thoroughly covered in this comprehensive guide.
Lewis Hill, 1987

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «AT LEAST»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term at least is used in the context of the following news items.
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Iraqi jet accidentally bombs Baghdad district, killing at least 12
An Iraqi fighter jet accidentally dropped a bomb over a Baghdad neighbourhood on Monday, killing at least 12 people on the ground, Iraqi ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
2
Nigeria bombs kill at least 44 in crowded mosque and restaurant
Houses burnt by Boko Haram fighters at Zabarmari in north-east Nigeria, following a suicide bombing on Saturday. The deadly attacks in Jos ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
3
Chicago holiday violence: 9 killed, at least 47 wounded, but better …
Chicago was yet again riddled with a flurry of shootings this Fourth of July weekend, with at least 47 wounded and nine killed, according to ... «Washington Post, Jul 15»
4
At least 28 people killed in attacks in Nigeria
Jos, Nigeria (CNN) A series of blasts, including one inside a church, are reported to have killed at least 28 people in Nigeria, where the military ... «CNN, Jul 15»
5
Greece to extend bank holiday for at least a few more days- bankers
ATHENS, July 6 (Reuters) - Greece's government plans to extend the closure of banks beyond Monday by at least a few more days, four ... «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
6
Police tape off areas at at least four locations around Winnipeg on …
A heavy police presence continuined around the city on Sunday. Winnipeg police spent much of Sunday night on scene at the Orle, Bargen, ... «CTV News, Jul 15»
7
Hogan-Gawker trial delayed until at least the fall
On the heels of a ruling that delayed the trial over Hogan's blockbuster invasion of privacy lawsuit against Gawker Media, a Florida circuit court ... «CNNMoney, Jul 15»
8
Greek banks to stay closed at least until Friday - bankers
ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece's banks will stay closed at least until Friday, four banking sources said on Monday, as the country tries to reopen ... «Business Standard, Jul 15»
9
At least 5 New Jersey children received incorrect vaccines, officials …
At least five children received improper immunization shots from a clinic in New Jersey, revealed a state compliance audit of the Shots for Tots ... «Fox News, Jul 15»
10
Traffic crashes killed at least 8 in Missouri over holiday weekend
At least eight people died on Missouri roads over the Independence Day weekend. More than half of those fatalities occurred in the Ozarks, ... «KY3, Jul 15»

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