house call


Definition of house call

: a visit (as by a doctor or a repair person) to a home to provide a requested service

Examples of house call in a Sentence

Does your doctor make house calls?
Recent Examples on the Web Can’t someone get Patti Stanger on the line for a house call? Brian Moylan, Vulture, 6 July 2021 The prospect of small-to-medium-sized businesses having in-house call centers is unrealistic. Logan Rush, Forbes, 15 June 2021 Wake Forest's house call program is sending out a doctor, nurse or physician assistant paired with a pharmacy resident to deliver vaccines. Judith Graham, CNN, 19 Feb. 2021 After years of public resistance to telemedicine, doctors are now regularly seeing patients by videoconference, and in-person consultation with a physician for non-urgent health matters may go the way of the house call. Paul Elie, The New Yorker, 4 May 2021 As a moment caught in time, the painting depicts a physician at a child’s bedside during a house call near the end of the 1800s. Bryan Vartabedian, STAT, 14 Apr. 2021 Not only does Benson have a cold in this episode, leading Stabler to make a house call, but she is also framed for murder. Lillian Brown, Vulture, 1 Apr. 2021 How to adopt: Make a house call on them at Sun Cities 4 Paws Rescue, 11129 Michigan Avenue, Youngtown. The Arizona Republic, 26 Mar. 2021 At Dorado Beach, a Ritz Carlton Reserve, in Puerto Rico, a doctor will make a house call — or, rather, a guest-room call — for $400. Washington Post, 12 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of house call

1899, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of house call was in 1899

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21 Jul 2021

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“House call.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Sep. 2021.

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house call


English Language Learners Definition of house call

: a visit by a doctor to someone's house

house call

\ ˈhau̇s-ˌkȯl How to pronounce house call (audio) \

Medical Definition of house call

: a visit (as by a doctor) to a home to provide medical care


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