at-home

adjective
\ 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

at home

noun

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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Being alone at home is probably a pretty rare occurrence. Jessica Leigh Mattern, Woman's Day, "30 Fun Things to Do By Yourself in Your Lifetime," 3 Jan. 2019 Charlotte Ann Burleigh Dissette, 95, beloved mother, sister, grandmother, great-grandmother, and aunt passed away peacefully at home on July 10, 2018. Sun-Sentinel.com, "Deaths in South Florida: 7/14," 14 July 2018 Millions, at home and in public, were glued to televisions and giant video screens, to events unfolding thousands of miles away. Rory Smith, New York Times, "Four Countries. Two Games. One Goal.," 12 July 2018 Many miles away from the U.S.-Mexico border, authorities are separating families in raids that target immigrants at home and at work, conducted in the name of public safety. Nomaan Merchant, Cincinnati.com, "Hunger, fear, desperation: What came of an ordinary ICE raid in Covington," 9 July 2018 Fi does intelligently make use of available Wi-Fi connections to fill in the gaps which, while handy at home or the office, will not help you if your car breaks down in the middle of nowhere. Eric Limer, Popular Mechanics, "The New Google Fi Is the Perfect Excuse to Dump Your Crummy Mobile Carrier," 28 Nov. 2018 Growing up in an Asian culture, every celebration—whether at home or a wedding—ends with a bottle of Hennessy. Lale Arikoglu, Condé Nast Traveler, "Opening Ceremony Has a Gold Limited Edition Travel Bag and We're Into It," 15 Nov. 2018 Thieves can buy legitimate devices that amplify the fob signal sitting unprotected in a purse, a pocket, on a counter at home or even just copy the code to access the vehicle. Phoebe Wall Howard, ajc, "Why you might want to wrap your car key fob in foil," 8 July 2018 Thieves can buy legitimate devices that amplify the fob signal sitting unprotected in a purse, a pocket, on a counter at home or even just copy the code to access the vehicle. Phoebe Wall Howard, Detroit Free Press, "Why you might want to wrap your car fob in foil," 6 July 2018

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First Known Use of at-home

Adjective

1903, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Noun

1745, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of at-home was in 1745

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at-home

adjective

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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