\ 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 Myron Patrick Thompson, 95, of Middletown, husband of the late Mildred (Fitzgibbons) Thompson, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, November 25th, 2019., "Myron P. Thompson," 28 Nov. 2019 There’s also a viable market in novice organizers who feel nervous about hosting their first party at home, explains Latham. Anne Quito, Quartzy, "The forgotten pleasures of setting a table," 27 Nov. 2019 But the accuracy of the test in newborns is not as well established, and the testing is less likely to be available at maternity wards, and even less likely if delivery occurs at home. Gbolahan Ajibola, The Conversation, "Treating HIV in the tiniest babies could have huge positive implications for their future," 27 Nov. 2019 Wax paper and unbleached parchment paper will safely biodegrade in your compost bin at home. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, "This Stone Paper Is Cool. Its Environmental Impact Is Complicated.," 26 Nov. 2019 Overall, only 10% of households in South Africa report having access to the internet at home. Ryan Hawthorne, Quartz Africa, "Mobile access alone won’t solve the digital divide—we’re going to need fixed-line after all," 26 Nov. 2019 If you, like us, could easily spend the next few months wrapped up in bundles of fleece at home, here's something that may just change your mind: winter boots on sale. Glamour, "The 19 Best Winter Boots on Sale Right Now," 26 Nov. 2019 Now that the men have to cover much greater distances, the women end up staying at home base, thus losing out on the invaluable resource that is milk. Wired, "Climate Change Is Brutal for Everyone, But Worse for Women," 25 Nov. 2019 The Bears had last beaten Texas at home on bitterly cold December night in 2013, in the last game played at Floyd Casey Stadium after 64 seasons, to clinch their first Big 12 title. Stephen Hawkins, Houston Chronicle, "No. 13 Baylor in Big 12 title game after win over Texas," 23 Nov. 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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“At-home.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 14 December 2019.

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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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