at least Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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 ​handonce.
See also
B1 used to ​emphasize that something is good in a ​badsituation: It's a ​smallhouse 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 ​badsituation: 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
Word of the Day

harvest

to pick and collect crops, or to collect plants, animals, or fish to eat

Word of the Day

In London but at the station: prepositions for talking about travel
In London but at the station: prepositions for talking about travel
by Liz Walter,
September 02, 2015
Several readers have asked for information on prepositions, so I will start with a blog post that looks at an area where they are really important: travel. The first thing to remember is that we use to (and not ‘in’) after the verb go: We are going to London. I went to

Read More 

parklet noun
parklet noun
August 31, 2015
a public outdoor space that may be associated with a local business but where anyone can sit Pop-up cafes in NY are what’s actually called parklets in many other places around the country.

Read More