at least Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “at least” in the English Dictionary

"at least" in British English

See all translations

at least

A2 as much as, or more than, a number or amount: It will cost at least $100. It will be £200 at the very least. You'll have to wait at least an hour.
B2 used to reduce the effect of a statement: I've met the president - at least, he shook my hand once.
See also
B1 used to emphasize that something is good in a bad situation: It's a small house but at least there's a garden.
B1 used to say that someone should do something small, even if they do nothing else: Even if she didn't want to send a present, she could at least have sent a card.
(Definition of at least from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"at least" in American English

See all translations

at least

used to emphasize that something is good in a bad situation: The car was damaged, but at least he wasn’t hurt.
At (the very) least
At (the very) least means not less than: It will cost at least $1000. I’ll be gone for two weeks, at the very least.
At least
At least can also be used to reduce the effect of a statement: I can handle it – at least, I think so.
(Definition of at least from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
That’s fantastic! (Words meaning ‘very good’)
That’s fantastic! (Words meaning ‘very good’)
by ,
May 18, 2016
by Kate Woodford We all need words and phrases for saying that things are good or great – that we find them nice or very nice. This post aims to give you more ways to say that you like, or really like, something. Starting with a very frequent adjective; lovely is used a lot in UK English

Read More 

Word of the Day

parasol

a type of sunshade (= round frame covered in cloth on a stick) carried especially by women in the past, to give protection from the sun

Word of the Day

convo noun
convo noun
May 23, 2016
informal a conversation The convo around concussions mostly focuses on guys who play football, but Chastain thinks that this whole thing could be a headache for women too.

Read More