\ət-ˈhōm, 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 Diamondbacks have made a habit of outs at home. Nick Piecoro, azcentral, "Diamondbacks' Torey Lovullo: Initial update on Shelby Miller’s elbow positive," 13 July 2018 The Haseltines intend to host activities — including games from Clue to Jenga — as a way to make customers feel at home. Don Stacom, Courant Community, "New Brewery Looks to Offer Craft Beer In Bristol By End of 2018," 13 July 2018 This is where the children learn first before their parents buy a drone and have it at home. Sergio Carmona, Jewish Journal, "Drone camp added to programming at Miami Beach JCC," 13 July 2018 Chaiwetch Thanapaisal, director of Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital, said the boys will each be hospitalized for at least a week, then spend the next month at home recuperating. John Bacon, ajc, "WATCH: Video shows rescued Thai soccer players flashing victory sign from hospital beds," 12 July 2018 White Sox pitcher Danny Farquhar, recovering at home in Temecula, Ca. David Haugh,, "Operating on Danny Farquhar's brain didn't change what was in White Sox pitcher's heart," 12 July 2018 Unlike Williams, Rodina normally leaves 5-year-old Anna at home in Moscow with her mother babysitting. Sandra Harwitt, USA TODAY, "For Serena and tennis moms, it takes a village," 8 July 2018 The IronBirds are now 3-0 on Sundays at home in the pin stripe pants and colorful Banner jerseys. Randy Mcroberts, The Aegis, "Aberdeen slips back under .500 with Monday loss at home," 3 July 2018 When news of her absence broke this morning, the Queen was at at home in Buckingham Palace, but is scheduled to go to Windsor this afternoon, according to ITV royal reporter Chris Ship. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "The Queen Skipped a Royal Event Because She Was Feeling "Under the Weather"," 28 June 2018

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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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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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