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[hwair-at, wair-] /ʰwɛərˈæt, wɛər-/
  1. at which:
    a reception whereat many were present.
  2. to which; whereupon:
    a remark whereat she quickly angered.
Archaic. in reference to which.
Origin of whereat
Middle English word dating back to 1200-50; See origin at where, at1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for whereat
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  • whereat I was so greatly grieved, that I could answer never a word.

  • whereat they jeered at him for wanting to be close to Evadna.

    Good Indian B. M. Bower
  • whereat they said how droll, how cheerful, what a flow of spirits!

  • whereat she took my fingers and drew them to her lips--twice.

    The Cavalier George Washington Cable
  • whereat Hugh cheered and laughed, and ran off like a greyhound.

    Barnaby Rudge Charles Dickens
  • Even Cynthia smiled, whereat the Tavern Knight was driven to ponder.

    The Tavern Knight Rafael Sabatini
  • whereat Socrates: When will you have done with your gibes, Callias?

    The Symposium Xenophon
  • And so she consented, whereat again he bowed, this time in gratitude.

    Love-at-Arms Raphael Sabatini
  • whereat David waved his hands in a sort of contemptuous wonder.

    Two Penniless Princesses Charlotte M. Yonge
  • whereat she waddled to the table to wait for the hot cakes to arrive.

    The Gorgeous Girl

    Nalbro Bartley
British Dictionary definitions for whereat


at or to which place
sentence connector
upon which occasion
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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