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[hwair-at, wair-]
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  1. Literary.
    1. at which: a reception whereat many were present.
    2. to which; whereupon: a remark whereat she quickly angered.
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  1. Archaic. in reference to which.
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Origin of whereat

Middle English word dating back to 1200–50; see origin at where, at1
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Related Words for whereat

so, thereupon, whereupon

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Historical Examples of whereat

  • Whereat I was so greatly grieved, that I could answer never a word.

    The Works of Whittier, Volume V (of VII)

    John Greenleaf Whittier

  • 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

British Dictionary definitions for whereat


  1. at or to which place
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  1. upon which occasion
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