\ 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 beloved dog joined the Browns at community events and ran through the tunnel at home games starting in 2014 until 2019 when his son SJ took over the role. Hannah Drown, cleveland, "See memorial service for Browns mascot Swagger on live video Saturday afternoon," 22 Feb. 2020 Get $100 off four boxes ($25 off/box) at Home Chef for new customers only 5. Courtney Campbell, USA TODAY, "The 10 best deals and sales you can shop this weekend," 21 Feb. 2020 Prediction Penguins 4, Leafs 2 The Penguins are a phenomenal home team with a 21-5-4 record and a +1.06 goal differential in games at home. Geoff Clark, USA TODAY Sportsbook Wire, "Toronto Maple Leafs at Pittsburgh Penguins odds, picks and best bets," 18 Feb. 2020 People returning to Beijing will now have to isolate themselves either at home or in a concentrated area for medical observation, said a notice from the Chinese capital's prevention and control work group published by state media late Friday. Yanan Wang, Anchorage Daily News, "China reports major drop in new virus cases, 143 new deaths," 15 Feb. 2020 Such information could allow third parties to know when Ring users are at home or away, and potentially target them with advertising for services based on that info. Stephen Gandel, CBS News, "Ring to tighten privacy amid concerns it shares customer data with Facebook and Google," 14 Feb. 2020 And at Minnesota midweek, and Penn State at home after that. Zach Osterman, Indianapolis Star, "Like it or not, Devonte Green is the key to IU basketball's 2020 season," 14 Feb. 2020 Public health experts agree that isolating people who are known to be sick, by keeping them at home or in the hospital, can be effective in preventing the spread of disease. Sanya Mansoor, Time, "Experts Worry Quarantine Procedures May Actually Increase Infection Risk on Cruise Ship Docked in Japan with COVID-19," 13 Feb. 2020 Spring at Home Depot is akin to the holidays at UPS. Chris Morris, Fortune, "Home Depot launches annual hunt for 80,000 employees," 11 Feb. 2020

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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 27 Feb. 2020.

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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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