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attrition a gradual wearing down or erosion as a result of friction. [3 definitions]
attune to adjust so as to be harmonious.
atty. abbreviation of "attorney," one whose profession is to give legal advice and to act as a representative in court during legal proceedings; lawyer; attorney-at-law.
ATV abbreviation of "all-terrain vehicle," a small motor vehicle, usu. with three or four wheels, that is designed for use on various types of terrain.
at war in a state of active hostility or conflict.
at will at one's discretion, wish, or pleasure.
at wits' end having exhausted every conceivable method or approach.
at worst under the worst possible circumstances; in the worst possible case or from the worst perspective.
at. wt. abbreviation of "atomic weight," the average weight of one atom of a given element, expressed in atomic mass units.
atypical not like others of the same type; not typical; unusual.
Au symbol of the chemical element gold.
aubergine (chiefly British) a plant cultivated for its fruit, or the dark purple, ovoid fruit itself, which is eaten as a vegetable; an eggplant. [2 definitions]
auburn a medium brown or reddish brown color.
au contraire (French) on the contrary. [2 definitions]
au courant in the current (French); knowledgeable about current events or other matters of the moment; up-to-date.
auction a public sale at which prospective buyers bid for goods and merchandise. [2 definitions]
auction bridge a version of bridge in which players bid for the right to specify which suit will be trump, any extra tricks won beyond the contract being scored toward a game.
auctioneer one who is in charge of the sale of goods at auctions. [2 definitions]
auctorial of or relating to an author.
aucuba an Asian evergreen shrub of the dogwood family that has variegated leaves and bears red berries.
audacious very bold or adventurous; daring. [2 definitions]