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?

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In rural Georgia, Teresa Mitchell, a black woman with 25 years of pharmacy experience, connects her customers with home health aides, shows them how to access insurance services online and even makes house calls. NBC News, "How black pharmacists are closing the cultural gap in health care," 25 June 2019 Team members make house calls, visiting the homes of donors who vow to leave their refundable cans and bottles outside their home for collection. Abigail Brone,, "This Madison 11-year-old has raised more than $13,700 for charity by returning bottles and cans," 12 July 2019 California hits car owners hardest in the wallet, according to a new study by the online auto repair service, an app that books mechanic house calls for car servicing. Karen D'souza, The Mercury News, "Guess which state has the highest car expenses in the nation," 2 July 2019 Here’s a suggestion for visitors: Find a lovely old street of brick bowfront houses called St. Germain, which runs off of Massachusetts Avenue. Robert Campbell,, "One Dalton, Boston’s commanding new skyscraper, conjures architectural magic," 29 June 2019 Authorities said someone else from inside the house called 911. Carol Robinson |,, "70-year-old man killed in Wylam house fire," 21 June 2019 Miami Valet Tans Clients like Romee Strijd and Stella Maxwell request private house calls, or stop by the brick-and-mortar salon for an organic glow. Jenna Rennert, Vogue, "Where To Get The Best Spray Tan From Coast to Coast," 19 Apr. 2019 The court was weighing in on a lawsuit filed by the mother of an 11-year-old girl who broke one of her ankles at a trampoline house called the House of Boom in Louisville. Fox News, "Trampoline house's injury waiver not enforceable, court rules after girl, 11, breaks ankle," 15 June 2019 His physician is also available for phone consultations and even makes house calls. John Carlson, WSJ, "Cut Out the Medical Middlemen," 19 May 2019

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First Known Use of house call

1899, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of house call

chiefly US : a visit by a doctor to someone's house

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\ 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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