\ 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 Beijing has tried all sorts of things to encourage its companies to list at home, the latest being the SSE STAR Market – a Nasdaq-style tech board – for which regulators eased rules to attract interest. Washington Post, "Wanna Bet $1.3 Trillion on Chinese Regulators?," 18 Sep. 2019 Everyone knew his or her place at home; and abroad, Britain’s preeminence was unchallenged. The Christian Science Monitor, "the viability of centrism in U.S. politics," 16 Sep. 2019 The East crossovers are Michigan and Rutgers at home, Michigan State in East Lansing. Teddy Greenstein,, "5 things we learned about Big Ten football after Week 3, including the Lovie Smith Watch is ON and Mark Dantonio had a brutal day. Plus, our updated power rankings.," 15 Sep. 2019 While the Steelers should take care of their business at home, Seattle (+100) is the better play if the spread stays at 3.5 than the Steelers (-120). John Holler, USA TODAY Sportsbook Wire, "Seattle Seahawks at Pittsburgh Steelers odds, picks and best bets [UPDATED]," 15 Sep. 2019 The Hoosiers have played competitive games with the Buckeyes in recent years, particularly at home, which can only bode well this time around., "Ohio State vs. Indiana Live Stream: Watch Big Ten Online, TV Channel, Start Time," 14 Sep. 2019 Meanwhile at home, amid the headlong charge for the right-wing vote, the Netanyahu Facebook page upped the volume again. Sam Kiley, CNN, "Benjamin Netanyahu's campaign has an air of desperation as Israeli election polls tighten," 13 Sep. 2019 The agency allegedly advised the tribes to bill for medication that patients took at home, which officials now claim is not eligible for reimbursement. Ryan Faircloth, Twin Cities, "Minnesota Medicaid director resigns from her post at DHS," 30 Aug. 2019 Newport Harbor went 18-10 overall and 8-1 in the Wave League, winning its first league title and also notching its first playoff win at home against Ocean View in the first round of the Division 5 playoffs. Daily Pilot, "3 local softball players earn All-CIF honors," 27 Aug. 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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