\ ət-ˈhōm How to pronounce at-home (audio) , ˈat-ˌhōm\

Definition of at-home

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : intended or suitable for one's home an at-home dress
2 : being or occurring at one's home at-home entertainment
3 : not employed outside the home : stay-at-home an at-home mom

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Definition of at home (Entry 2 of 2)

: a reception given at one's home

Examples of at-home in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Élfido García says he's been hunkering down at home as reports of possible immigration raids resurface. Catherine E. Shoichet, CNN, "ICE raids are looming. Panicked immigrants are skipping work, hiding out and bracing for the worst," 12 July 2019 Before the game got away from them, Friendswood White did have a runner tagged out at home plate. Robert Avery, Houston Chronicle, "Friendswood Blue All-Stars defeat Buffalo, White toppled by Elgin at Pinto 7U World Series," 12 July 2019 Taylor Lorenz and Joe Pinsker report that workaholic Americans are now using professional-grade productivity tools to keep track of their families — at least for a little while: For Peder Fjällström, using Slack at home was mainly a fun experiment. Casey Newton, The Verge, "The White House social media summit was full of hypocrisy — and comedy," 12 July 2019 Even humble vanilla ice cream is made memorable with a drizzle of olive oil and a sprinkling of sea salt—a simple move you might be tempted to try at home. Jessica Henderson, The New Yorker, "Udon Takes On New Texture at Hanon," 12 July 2019 The 1907 and 1908 Tigers, 1952 Dodgers, and 2010 Rangers all lost their final two games of a World Series at home. Houston Mitchell,, "Dodgers Dugout: A closer look at the first half of the season," 12 July 2019 Seeking to make Bitmain feel at home, Steve Young invited Kyle to his 1,300-acre ranch that night. Mark Dent, WIRED, "The Hard-Luck Texas Town That Bet on Bitcoin—and Lost," 11 July 2019 Selby had been working with an employee at Home Depot in Aberdeen, but that employee was recently transferred, so Selby has to start again. Erika Butler,, "Repainting Aberdeen basketball court part of teacher’s efforts to help troubled youth, teens," 11 July 2019 Workers should be allowed to leave parts of themselves at home. The Economist, "The absurd language used by job adverts," 11 July 2019

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First Known Use of at-home


1903, in the meaning defined at sense 2


1745, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of at-home was in 1745

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English Language Learners Definition of at-home

: made to be used in the home
: happening at someone's home
: not employed outside the home

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