\ 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 Originally, Marcella was in the hospital and Veronica was at home with a milder case, but that doesn’t last long and Veronica is rushed to the hospital. Maggie Fremont, Vulture, "Grey’s Anatomy Recap: Grey Sloan Memorial," 2 Apr. 2021 Williams’ 14- and 15-year-old sons were at home at the time. Mike Nolan,, "Mother ‘grateful we are alive’ after Hazel Crest home sprayed with gunfire," 2 Apr. 2021 This is especially true at home, whether cleaning, reorganizing or cooking! Kimberly Wilson, Essence, "Think Smarter Not Harder With These Home Products That Make Life Easier," 2 Apr. 2021 The students are still at home, and the curriculum is getting woker While the kids are away, the progs will play. Lindsey M. Burke, National Review, "California’s Declining Public Schools," 1 Apr. 2021 DeWine told the Washington Post’s Olivier Knox that Ohioans overdosing on drugs containing fentanyl increased during the coronavirus pandemic, when people were at home alone, many unemployed. Laura Hancock, cleveland, "FirstEnergy customers to get refunds, after Gov. Mike DeWine signs bill: Capitol Letter," 1 Apr. 2021 The 'Hounds opener was at home against No. 2 ranked Grand Valley State. Akeem Glaspie, The Indianapolis Star, "Overlooked but undeterred, UIndy's Al McKeller on cusp of breaking school's rushing record," 31 Mar. 2021 Juventus was at home to Genoa that night, a run-of-the-mill Serie A game. New York Times, "Soccer Samples Streetwear and Loves the Fit," 31 Mar. 2021 Jenner was at home, but the trespasser couldn’t get to her; her security detail had her safely tucked away somewhere inside of the house. Ineye Komonibo,, "Kendall Jenner Adds Security After Facing Death Threats From Her Stalkers," 30 Mar. 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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“At-home.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Apr. 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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