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[at-hohm] /ætˈhoʊm/
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 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • It was Mrs. Richmonds at-home day; callers had stayed until late, but they had all gone now.

  • In her left hand she held a letter and a couple of at-home cards.

    Two on a Tower Thomas Hardy
  • She was over in the Luxembourg Garden with Marie, who kept her out late on my at-home day, but who would soon bring her in.

    Paris Vistas Helen Davenport Gibbons
  • More than the snowstorm threatened the success of Robin's "at-home."

    Red-Robin Jane Abbott
  • It is usually dependent upon convenience and inclination of individuals, and upon the settling of an at-home day.

    Book of Etiquette Lillian Eichler
British Dictionary definitions for at-home


another name for open day
a social gathering in a person's home
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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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
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