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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
At
n
  1. a highly unstable radioactive element (the heaviest of the halogen series); a decay product of uranium and thorium
    Synonym(s): astatine, At, atomic number 85
  2. 100 at equal 1 kip in Laos
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Peril \Per"il\, n. [F. p[82]ril, fr. L. periculum, periclum,
      akin to peritus experienced, skilled, and E. fare. See
      {Fare}, and cf. {Experience}.]
      Danger; risk; hazard; jeopardy; exposure of person or
      property to injury, loss, or destruction.
  
               In perils of waters, in perils of robbers. --2 Cor. xi.
                                                                              26.
  
               Adventure hard With peril great achieved. --Milton.
  
      {At}, [or] {On}, {one's peril}, with risk or danger to one;
            at the hazard of. [bd]On thy soul's peril.[b8] --Shak.
  
      Syn: Hazard; risk; jeopardy. See {Danger}.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Point \Point\, n. [F. point, and probably also pointe, L.
      punctum, puncta, fr. pungere, punctum, to prick. See
      {Pungent}, and cf. {Puncto}, {Puncture}.]
      1. That which pricks or pierces; the sharp end of anything,
            esp. the sharp end of a piercing instrument, as a needle
            or a pin.
  
      2. An instrument which pricks or pierces, as a sort of needle
            used by engravers, etchers, lace workers, and others;
            also, a pointed cutting tool, as a stone cutter's point;
            -- called also {pointer}.
  
      3. Anything which tapers to a sharp, well-defined
            termination. Specifically: A small promontory or cape; a
            tract of land extending into the water beyond the common
            shore line.
  
      4. The mark made by the end of a sharp, piercing instrument,
            as a needle; a prick.
  
      5. An indefinitely small space; a mere spot indicated or
            supposed. Specifically: (Geom.) That which has neither
            parts nor magnitude; that which has position, but has
            neither length, breadth, nor thickness, -- sometimes
            conceived of as the limit of a line; that by the motion of
            which a line is conceived to be produced.
  
      6. An indivisible portion of time; a moment; an instant;
            hence, the verge.
  
                     When time's first point begun Made he all souls.
                                                                              --Sir J.
                                                                              Davies.
  
      7. A mark of punctuation; a character used to mark the
            divisions of a composition, or the pauses to be observed
            in reading, or to point off groups of figures, etc.; a
            stop, as a comma, a semicolon, and esp. a period; hence,
            figuratively, an end, or conclusion.
  
                     And there a point, for ended is my tale. --Chaucer.
  
                     Commas and points they set exactly right. --Pope.
  
      8. Whatever serves to mark progress, rank, or relative
            position, or to indicate a transition from one state or
            position to another, degree; step; stage; hence, position
            or condition attained; as, a point of elevation, or of
            depression; the stock fell off five points; he won by
            tenpoints. [bd]A point of precedence.[b8] --Selden.
            [bd]Creeping on from point to point.[b8] --Tennyson.
  
                     A lord full fat and in good point.      --Chaucer.
  
      9. That which arrests attention, or indicates qualities or
            character; a salient feature; a characteristic; a
            peculiarity; hence, a particular; an item; a detail; as,
            the good or bad points of a man, a horse, a book, a story,
            etc.
  
                     He told him, point for point, in short and plain.
                                                                              --Chaucer.
  
                     In point of religion and in point of honor. --Bacon.
  
                     Shalt thou dispute With Him the points of liberty ?
                                                                              --Milton.
  
      10. Hence, the most prominent or important feature, as of an
            argument, discourse, etc.; the essential matter; esp.,
            the proposition to be established; as, the point of an
            anecdote. [bd]Here lies the point.[b8] --Shak.
  
                     They will hardly prove his point.      --Arbuthnot.
  
      11. A small matter; a trifle; a least consideration; a
            punctilio.
  
                     This fellow doth not stand upon points. --Shak.
  
                     [He] cared not for God or man a point. --Spenser.
  
      12. (Mus.) A dot or mark used to designate certain tones or
            time; as:
            (a) (Anc. Mus.) A dot or mark distinguishing or
                  characterizing certain tones or styles; as, points of
                  perfection, of augmentation, etc.; hence, a note; a
                  tune. [bd]Sound the trumpet -- not a levant, or a
                  flourish, but a point of war.[b8] --Sir W. Scott.
            (b) (Mod. Mus.) A dot placed at the right hand of a note,
                  to raise its value, or prolong its time, by one half,
                  as to make a whole note equal to three half notes, a
                  half note equal to three quarter notes.
  
      13. (Astron.) A fixed conventional place for reference, or
            zero of reckoning, in the heavens, usually the
            intersection of two or more great circles of the sphere,
            and named specifically in each case according to the
            position intended; as, the equinoctial points; the
            solstitial points; the nodal points; vertical points,
            etc. See {Equinoctial Nodal}.
  
      14. (Her.) One of the several different parts of the
            escutcheon. See {Escutcheon}.
  
      15. (Naut.)
            (a) One of the points of the compass (see {Points of the
                  compass}, below); also, the difference between two
                  points of the compass; as, to fall off a point.
            (b) A short piece of cordage used in reefing sails. See
                  {Reef point}, under {Reef}.
  
      16. (Anc. Costume) A a string or lace used to tie together
            certain parts of the dress. --Sir W. Scott.
  
      17. Lace wrought the needle; as, point de Venise; Brussels
            point. See Point lace, below.
  
      18. pl. (Railways) A switch. [Eng.]
  
      19. An item of private information; a hint; a tip; a pointer.
            [Cant, U. S.]
  
      20. (Cricket) A fielder who is stationed on the off side,
            about twelve or fifteen yards from, and a little in
            advance of, the batsman.
  
      21. The attitude assumed by a pointer dog when he finds game;
            as, the dog came to a point. See {Pointer}.
  
      22. (Type Making) A standard unit of measure for the size of
            type bodies, being one twelfth of the thickness of pica
            type. See {Point system of type}, under {Type}.
  
      23. A tyne or snag of an antler.
  
      24. One of the spaces on a backgammon board.
  
      25. (Fencing) A movement executed with the saber or foil; as,
            tierce point.
  
      Note: The word point is a general term, much used in the
               sciences, particularly in mathematics, mechanics,
               perspective, and physics, but generally either in the
               geometrical sense, or in that of degree, or condition
               of change, and with some accompanying descriptive or
               qualifying term, under which, in the vocabulary, the
               specific uses are explained; as, boiling point, carbon
               point, dry point, freezing point, melting point,
               vanishing point, etc.
  
      {At all points}, in every particular, completely; perfectly.
            --Shak.
  
      {At point}, {In point}, {At}, {In}, [or] On, {the point}, as
            near as can be; on the verge; about (see {About}, prep.,
            6); as, at the point of death; he was on the point of
            speaking. [bd]In point to fall down.[b8] --Chaucer.
            [bd]Caius Sidius Geta, at point to have been taken,
            recovered himself so valiantly as brought day on his
            side.[b8] --Milton.
  
      {Dead point}. (Mach.) Same as {Dead center}, under {Dead}.
  
      {Far point} (Med.), in ophthalmology, the farthest point at
            which objects are seen distinctly. In normal eyes the
            nearest point at which objects are seen distinctly; either
            with the two eyes together (binocular near point), or with
            each eye separately (monocular near point).
  
      {Nine points of the law}, all but the tenth point; the
            greater weight of authority.
  
      {On the point}. See {At point}, above.
  
      {Point lace}, lace wrought with the needle, as distinguished
            from that made on the pillow.
  
      {Point net}, a machine-made lace imitating a kind of Brussels
            lace (Brussels ground).
  
      {Point of concurrence} (Geom.), a point common to two lines,
            but not a point of tangency or of intersection, as, for
            instance, that in which a cycloid meets its base.
  
      {Point of contrary flexure}, a point at which a curve changes
            its direction of curvature, or at which its convexity and
            concavity change sides.
  
      {Point of order}, in parliamentary practice, a question of
            order or propriety under the rules.
  
      {Point of sight} (Persp.), in a perspective drawing, the
            point assumed as that occupied by the eye of the
            spectator.
  
      {Point of view}, the relative position from which anything is
            seen or any subject is considered.
  
      {Points of the compass} (Naut.), the thirty-two points of
            division of the compass card in the mariner's compass; the
            corresponding points by which the circle of the horizon is
            supposed to be divided, of which the four marking the
            directions of east, west, north, and south, are called
            cardinal points, and the rest are named from their
            respective directions, as N. by E., N. N. E., N. E. by N.,
            N. E., etc. See Illust. under {Compass}.
  
      {Point paper}, paper pricked through so as to form a stencil
            for transferring a design.
  
      {Point system of type}. See under {Type}.
  
      {Singular point} (Geom.), a point of a curve which possesses
            some property not possessed by points in general on the
            curve, as a cusp, a point of inflection, a node, etc.
  
      {To carry one's point}, to accomplish one's object, as in a
            controversy.
  
      {To make a point of}, to attach special importance to.
  
      {To make}, [or] {gain}, {a point}, accomplish that which was
            proposed; also, to make advance by a step, grade, or
            position.
  
      {To mark}, [or] {score}, {a point}, as in billiards, cricket,
            etc., to note down, or to make, a successful hit, run,
            etc.
  
      {To strain a point}, to go beyond the proper limit or rule;
            to stretch one's authority or conscience.
  
      {Vowel point}, in Hebrew, and certain other Eastern and
            ancient languages, a mark placed above or below the
            consonant, or attached to it, representing the vowel, or
            vocal sound, which precedes or follows the consonant.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Reach \Reach\, v. t.
      1. To stretch out the hand.
  
                     Goddess humane, reach, then, and freely taste!
                                                                              --Milton.
  
      2. To strain after something; to make efforts.
  
                     Reaching above our nature does no good. --Dryden.
  
      3. To extend in dimension, time, amount, action, influence,
            etc., so as to touch, attain to, or be equal to,
            something.
  
                     And behold, a ladder set upon the earth, and the top
                     of it reached to heaven.                     --Gen. xxviii.
                                                                              12.
  
                     The new world reaches quite across the torrid zone.
                                                                              --Boyle.
  
      4. (Naut.) To sail on the wind, as from one point of tacking
            to another, or with the ind nearly abeam.
  
      {To reach after} [or] {at}, to make efforts to attain to or
            obtain.
  
                     He would be in the mind reaching after a positive
                     idea of infinity.                              --Locke.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   At \At\, prep. [AS. [91]t; akin to OHG. az, Goth., OS., & Icel.
      at, Sw. [86]t, Dan. & L. ad.]
      Primarily, this word expresses the relations of presence,
      nearness in place or time, or direction toward; as, at the
      ninth hour; at the house; to aim at a mark. It is less
      definite than in or on; at the house may be in or near the
      house. From this original import are derived all the various
      uses of at. It expresses:
  
      1. A relation of proximity to, or of presence in or on,
            something; as, at the door; at your shop; at home; at
            school; at hand; at sea and on land.
  
      2. The relation of some state or condition; as, at war; at
            peace; at ease; at your service; at fault; at liberty; at
            risk; at disadvantage.
  
      3. The relation of some employment or action; occupied with;
            as, at engraving; at husbandry; at play; at work; at meat
            (eating); except at puns.
  
      4. The relation of a point or position in a series, or of
            degree, rate, or value; as, with the thermometer at
            80[deg]; goods sold at a cheap price; a country estimated
            at 10,000 square miles; life is short at the longest.
  
      5. The relations of time, age, or order; as, at ten o'clock;
            at twenty-one; at once; at first.
  
      6. The relations of source, occasion, reason, consequence, or
            effect; as, at the sight; at this news; merry at anything;
            at this declaration; at his command; to demand, require,
            receive, deserve, endure at your hands.
  
      7. Relation of direction toward an object or end; as, look at
            it; to point at one; to aim at a mark; to throw, strike,
            shoot, wink, mock, laugh at any one.
  
      {At all}, {At home}, {At large}, {At last}, {At length}, {At
      once}, etc. See under {All}, {Home}, {Large}, {Last} (phrase
            and syn.), {Length}, {Once}, etc.
  
      {At it}, busily or actively engaged.
  
      {At least}. See {Least} and {However}.
  
      {At one}. See {At one}, in the Vocabulary.
  
      Syn: {In}, {At}.
  
      Usage: When reference to the interior of any place is made
                  prominent in is used. It is used before the names of
                  countries and cities (esp. large cities); as, we live
                  in America, in New York, in the South. At is commonly
                  employed before names of houses, institutions,
                  villages, and small places; as, Milton was educated at
                  Christ's College; money taken in at the Customhouse; I
                  saw him at the jeweler's; we live at Beachville. At
                  may be used before the name of a city when it is
                  regarded as a mere point of locality. [bd]An English
                  king was crowned at Paris.[b8] --Macaulay. [bd]Jean
                  Jacques Rousseau was born at Geneva, June, 28,
                  1712.[b8] --J. Morley. In regard to time, we say at
                  the hour, on the day, in the year; as, at 9 o'clock,
                  on the morning of July 5th, in the year 1775.

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (15Feb98) [foldoc]:
   at
  
      1. {commercial at}.
  
      2. The {country code} for Austria.
  
      (1999-01-27)
  
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (15Feb98) [foldoc]:
   AT
  
      {IBM PC AT}
  
  
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