\ 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 Based on Mazda’s voluminous photos, performance claims and the CX-50’s technical specifications, the CX-50 is perfectly at home on dirt roads and two-tracks through relatively level forests and fields. Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press, 25 June 2022 The movie is no longer in theaters, so here's how to watch it at home. Maggie Horton, Country Living, 24 June 2022 While this recipe is marketed to add crunch to salads, these nut and seed clusters would be equally at home atop a few scoops of ice cream. Aaron Hutcherson, Washington Post, 24 June 2022 Nicole Langesfeld was at home with her new husband, Luis Sadovnic, when disaster struck. Jared Kofsky, ABC News, 24 June 2022 Missy Franklin spent her first Mother’s Day as a mom in Philadelphia, away from her 10-month-old daughter, Caitlin, and her husband, Hayes Johnson, who were both at home in Nashville. Hannah Dylan Pasternak, SELF, 21 June 2022 Singer proves to be equally at home in a range of themes and registers, from casual observation to philosophical musing. Benjamin Balint, WSJ, 17 June 2022 On Friday, fans of headliners J. Cole and Illenium can watch the stream at home. John Lonsdale, Rolling Stone, 16 June 2022 Kirsten Bridegan, 30, was at home with the couple’s 7-month-old daughter, London. Fox News, 14 June 2022 See More

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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 5 Jul. 2022.

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