\ 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

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Sister City is really at home in a vibrant, busy city. Vanessa Lawrence, ELLE Decor, "Atelier Ace's New New York City Hotel Wants to Help You Clear Your Head," 14 May 2019 The actress stepped out in a Versace gown the top of which, quite frankly, would look at home in a band full of Caribbean carnival masqueraders. Jihan Forbes, Allure, "Lupita Nyong'o Wore Makeup Inspired by Iconic Drag Queen Divine to the 2019 Met Gala," 7 May 2019 But at home, a few flowers, herbs, and oils in a bath or steaming in a shower can do wonders to liven up the senses, for relaxation or restoration. Dianca London Potts, SELF, "8 Modern Witches Share Their Daily Beauty Rituals," 11 Apr. 2019 And that’s understandable since cutting a hard, yet fragile material such as glass seems impossible for someone to do at home. Joseph Truini, Popular Mechanics, "How to Cut Glass," 11 Feb. 2019 The blunder had Blake Shelton covering his face, Kelly Clarkson slapping her chair, and just about everyone in the audience and at home cracking up. Jennifer Aldrich, Country Living, "A 'Voice' Contestant Proposed to His Girlfriend on Air and It Got Hilariously Awkward," 12 Mar. 2019 For instance, by partnering with local brands, Amazon made its Echo devices capable of suggesting local news articles and even regional recipes to try cooking at home. Shannon Liao, The Verge, "Amazon’s Echo and Alexa devices come to Spain and Italy," 24 Oct. 2018 But several Uighurs asserted that in many cases boarding school was now mandatory for minority children, even though Han Chinese children could choose to continue living at home. Yanan Wang And Dake Kang, Fox News, "China distances children from families to subdue Muslim west," 20 Sep. 2018 Advertising The defending champion North Carolina Courage will open the season Saturday night at home against the Chicago Red Stars, one of four games set for this weekend. Anne M. Peterson, The Seattle Times, "NWSL’s 7th season opens, looks for bump in World Cup year," 13 Apr. 2019

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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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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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to speak slightingly about or to degrade

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