- Also at home. a reception of visitors at certain hours at one's home.
- done or used in the home; intended for one's home: a new line of at-home computers; at-home assignments for free-lance workers.
Origin of at-home
First recorded in 1740–45
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Examples from the Web for at-home
The at-home genetics testing company 23andme, established in 2006, helps people learn more about their “DNA relatives.”
This at-home blood test kit gives a full reading of antioxidant, fatty acid, or vitamin panels.
At-home caretakers are eligible for Medicaid waivers, which allow benefits regardless of income.Medicaid Will Give You Money for At-Home Care, but You Might Wait Years
December 2, 2014
White, well-educated women drive the small but rapid rise, with one out of every 74 having an at-home birth.Natural Childbirth Is Not a Cult
June 27, 2014
Of course, not every at-home animal breeder shoots to make a profit off this.The Weird Underground World of Urban Animal Husbandry
May 19, 2014
In her left hand she held a letter and a couple of at-home cards.Two on a Tower
More than the snowstorm threatened the success of Robin's "at-home."
After he had eaten all he very well could, he hid the rest back of the curtain in quite an at-home way.Army Letters from an Officer's Wife, 1871-1888
Frances M.A. Roe
It was Mrs. Richmonds at-home day; callers had stayed until late, but they had all gone now.Girls of the True Blue
L. T. Meade
And I think a party with boys I don't know would be lots more161 terrible than an at-home.
- another name for open day
- a social gathering in a person's home
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Word Origin and History for at-home
"reception of visitors," 1745, from phrase at home.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper