\ 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 Still, four of their past six victories have also resulted in a puck-line cover, and seven of their past 10 wins at home have covered the line, too. Joe Williams, USA TODAY Sportsbook Wire, "New York Rangers at St. Louis Blues odds, picks and best bets," 11 Jan. 2020 Nwora spoke Tuesday evening following the Cardinals' win at home over Miami. Lucas Aulbach, The Courier-Journal, "Louisville coach Chris Mack: Death threat against Jordan Nwora reported 'to authorities'," 10 Jan. 2020 Electronic gadgets fade away but their cables live on forever at home. Aaron Pressman, Fortune, "Sony Won CES With a Car No One Will Ever Drive," 10 Jan. 2020 Big tech companies like Samsung and Google have committed billions of dollars to AI, with the goal of transforming everything from real-time language translation across the globe to your average washing machine at home. Wired Staff, Wired, "The 8 Things We Expect to See at CES 2020," 4 Jan. 2020 An overtime win over Nebraska, at home, was a tenuous back-and-forth that the Hoosiers barely escaped, surrendering lead after lead. Jon Blau, Indianapolis Star, "Archie Miller on IU basketball re-entering Big Ten play: 'We've got to get better.'," 3 Jan. 2020 That means travelers between any of those destinations can look forward to the same creature comforts as the aforementioned United perks and a massive 18-inch screen to rival your television at home. Louis Cheslaw, Condé Nast Traveler, "Where to Find Lie-Flat Seats on Domestic Flights," 3 Jan. 2020 However, to really get the most life out of a single blade, store it back in the sheath after removal and then re-sharpen once or twice on a ceramic rod or diamond stone at home before finally disposing of it. The Editors, Outdoor Life, "Three Reasons to Get a Replaceable-Blade Knife," 3 Jan. 2020 Dave Beran has little patience for cooking at home. Kitty Greenwald, WSJ, "The Secret to a Michelin-Star-Worthy Salad," 2 Jan. 2020

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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 21 January 2020.

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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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