at least

Idioms & Phrases

at least

  1. Also, at the least. According to the lowest possible assessment, no less than. For example, At least a dozen more chairs are needed, or The job will take four hours at the least. [c. 1050]

  2. Anyway, anyhow, as in At least you got there on time, or The children enjoyed the dessert at least. [c. 1050] For synonyms, see at any rate; in any case.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
Cite This Source
Previous Definition: at last
Next Definition: at leisure
Words Near: at least
More from
Synonyms and Antonyms for at least
More from
Search for articles containing at least
More from Translator Word FAQs presents 366 FAQs, incorporating some of the frequently asked questions from the past with newer queries.

Copyright © 2015, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature