\ 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 The new team opened its inaugural season at home in a city that was not known for hockey fans and had no major professional sports teams, a city still numb and reeling from a tragedy so large that almost no one was untouched. Larry Olmsted, Forbes, "How Sports Heals Communities: An Excerpt From ‘Fans’," 26 Feb. 2021 And to accommodate families who chose to keep their children learning at home, schools distributed laptops and tablets to those who didn’t have the proper equipment for online learning. Russell Blair,, "Connecticut has spent more than $2B responding to the coronavirus pandemic. Here’s a look at where the money went.," 26 Feb. 2021 All the dates become dinners or watching the TV or chatting at home. Abid Rahman, Billboard, "Prince Harry Visits 'The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air' Mansion, Raps the Theme Song With James Corden: Watch," 26 Feb. 2021 While skin care may be the north star of our beauty regimens right now, quarantine has proven that staying at home 24/7 doesn't mean unlimited beauty rest. Erin Parker, Glamour, "Merit Beauty Review: We Tried Everything From the New Minimalist Makeup Brand," 24 Feb. 2021 That said, experts have had a year to figure out some efforts that can mitigate the spread of the virus — aside from staying at home on the couch. Scott Mcmurren, Anchorage Daily News, "Lower virus numbers, lower fares: Some hopeful signs for Alaska air travelers," 20 Feb. 2021 So staying at home remains the best course of action for now. oregonlive, "Downed trees, dangerous ice: Stay indoors and let Portland social media show you how bad it is outside," 15 Feb. 2021 While staying at home amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Christine has enjoyed lots of family time. Selena Barrientos, Good Housekeeping, "‘Bling Empire’ Star Christine Chiu Learned an Important Lesson About Herself After Season 1," 13 Feb. 2021 After months of staying at home, my 2-year-old son was not excited to be around strangers. New York Times, "Witnessing Kindness and Love in Unexpected Places," 13 Feb. 2021

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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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“At-home.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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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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