- Auxiliary Territorial Service (organized in 1941 for women serving in the British army; became part of army in 1949 as WRAC).
- a money of account of Laos, the 100th part of a kip.
Origin of at2
- American Temperance Society.
- American Tract Society.
- American Transport Service.
Examples from the Web for ats
By now, the Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) had managed to intercept the phone conversations between the fidayeen and their handlers.When India Failed in the Mumbai Terrorist Attacks
November 2, 2013
Then who is it in the fancy dress, with slouch 'ats an' feathers on?
Why, ats radaklous—only nine hundred and seventy-five dollars!Pictures of Southern Life
William Howard Russell
People didn't ought to be allowed in the Pit with sech 'ats!Voces Populi
About twenty-three years, I b'leeves; 'ats what my mother says.The Burial of the Guns
Thomas Nelson Page
Perhaps the term Tugawanon is only a local name for a branch of the Ats tribe.The Manbos of Mindano
John M. Garvan
- Also: A ampere-turn
- attainment target
- used to indicate location or positionare they at the table?; staying at a small hotel
- towards; in the direction oflooking at television; throwing stones at windows
- used to indicate position in timecome at three o'clock
- engaged in; in a state of (being)children at play; stand at ease; he is at his most charming today
- (in expressions concerned with habitual activity) during the passing of (esp in the phrase at night)he used to work at night
- for; in exchange forit's selling at four pounds
- used to indicate the object of an emotionangry at the driver; shocked at his behaviour
- where it's at slang the real place of action
- a Laotian monetary unit worth one hundredth of a kip
Word Origin and History for ats
Old English æt, from Proto-Germanic *at (cf. Old Norse, Gothic at, Old Frisian et, Old High German az), from PIE *ad- "to, near, at" (cf. Latin ad "to, toward" Sanskrit adhi "near;" see ad-).
Lost in German and Dutch, which use their equivalent of to; in Scandinavian, however, to has been lost and at fills its place. In choosing between at church, in church, etc. at is properly distinguished from in or on by involving some practical connection; a worshipper is at church; a tourist is in the church.
The colloquial use of at after where ("where it's at") is attested from 1859. At last is recorded from late 13c.; adverbial phrase at least was in use by 1775. At in Middle English was used freely with prepositions (e.g. at after, which is in Shakespeare), but this has faded with the exception of at about, which was used in modern times by Trollope, Virginia Woolfe, D.H. Lawrence, and Evelyn Waugh, but nonetheless is regarded as a sign of incompetent writing by my copy editor bosses.
- The symbol for the elementastatine
- The symbol for astatine.