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ət-ˈhōm How to pronounce at-home (audio)
: intended or suitable for one's home
an at-home dress
: being or occurring at one's home
at-home entertainment
: not employed outside the home : stay-at-home
an at-home mom

at home

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: a reception given at one's home

Examples of at-home in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web
Broken supply chains sent prices up for all kinds of goods as people rushed to buy used cars, at-home office equipment and backyard furniture. Rachel Siegel, Washington Post, 11 Apr. 2024 Bryant's proposal also would bar localities from banning at-home crypto mining or require a resident to apply for a permit to mine for crypto at home. Neal Earley,, 11 Apr. 2024 According to market analysts, posture correction technologies are expected to grow approximately 5.7 percent over the next five years, especially with rising demands due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with more at-home workers complaining of back pain. Beth Linker, TIME, 8 Apr. 2024 That’s according to a new Bloomberg report which claims the iPhone maker is reallocating resources from its now defunct car project and shifting them towards an at-home, mobile robot. Mack Degeurin, Popular Science, 4 Apr. 2024 And their success is easier to verify: Men have long been able to check their own sperm count with a device that’s similar to an at-home COVID test, but no parallel exists for women, Wang told me. Katherine J. Wu, The Atlantic, 3 Apr. 2024 According to the Cleveland Clinic, at-home tests can generally detect pregnancy about four weeks from the point of the last period. Romy Ellenbogen, Miami Herald, 1 Apr. 2024 While traditional homemade coffee is a simple process -- whether the pour-over method, stovetop or coffee machine pods -- the production of at-home iced coffee can be made easier by way of a variety of different at-home iced coffee machines. ABC News, 1 Apr. 2024 But research shows rinsing rice could be an at-home solution to reducing the toxicity of white rice. Sarah Garone, Health, 30 Mar. 2024
The Kings entered Monday with the NHL’s best home record since the All-Star break and the league’s top penalty kill at home. Kevin Baxter, Los Angeles Times, 16 Apr. 2024 Add to that a preference for high-risk gambits that’s unnerving his most important stakeholders both at home and abroad. Ania Nussbaum, Fortune Europe, 16 Apr. 2024 Science was relatively new as an independent field; its roots were as an activity practiced by middle- or upper-class people at home in their spare time after their real day’s work as barons, doctors, lawyers or whatever professions left them enough free time and resources to putter. Rachel Lance, Smithsonian Magazine, 16 Apr. 2024 Japan’s currency is printed on special paper that can no longer be sourced at home. Alex Travelli Uma Bista, New York Times, 15 Apr. 2024 However, in a prime example of a final score not necessarily reflecting a game’s flow, the Legion needed to overcome a shaky start and 17-0 first-half deficit to improve to 5-1 overall and 2-0 at home this season. Ivan Carter, San Diego Union-Tribune, 14 Apr. 2024 Wear it while lounging at home or for a day around town for a casual yet stylish look. Karthika Gupta, Travel + Leisure, 14 Apr. 2024 The couple had a small ceremony at home, followed by a larger celebration in Rhode Island. Andrea Mandell, Peoplemag, 14 Apr. 2024 On this note, hemorrhoid cream is also worth stocking at home, too, since many people get hemorrhoids during pregnancy. Deanna Pai, Allure, 13 Apr. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use


1903, in the meaning defined at sense 2


1745, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of at-home was in 1745

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“At-home.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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