There are 2 main definitions of at-home in English:

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at-home 1



1An informal party in a person’s home.
1.1 dated A period when a person has announced that they will receive visitors in their home.


Occurring in or suited to one’s home: at-home athletic equipment
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  • Plans are already underway to have an at-home outdoor garden celebration in September.
  • Bert and Elfrida celebrated their golden wedding anniversary on Saturday, with an at-home party for their family.
  • For at-home parties, sleepovers can be popular at this age - but keep guests to a manageable number.

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There are 2 main definitions of at-home in English:

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at home 2

1In one’s own house.
Example sentences
  • There are a lot of 19-year-olds that are living at home or in frat houses that are a mess.
  • He said the parents of girls who lived in her boarding house had been contacted at home and given the bad news before they returned to school earlier this week.
  • The burglaries happened at around 2 am on Saturday with the residents of both houses at home.
in, in one's house, present, available, indoors, inside, here
1.1In one’s own neighborhood, town, or country: he has been consistently successful both at home and abroad
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  • That implies up to 20 billion yuan would be available for equity investment at home and abroad.
  • They monitor what's going on over the fence with our South East Asian neighbours and here at home.
  • You cannot defend the Constitution abroad while undermining it at home.
1.2Comfortable and at ease in a place or situation: sit down and make yourself at home
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  • I'm going to be late for work, again so just make yourselves at home until I get in.
  • I really made him feel at home in my house and I never expected this from him.
  • Almost two years of campaigning in primaries and for the White House have left him at home in public meetings.
at ease, comfortable, relaxed, content;
in one's element, on one's own turf
1.3Confident or relaxed about doing or using something: he was quite at home talking about Eisenstein or Brecht
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  • Youngsters at a nursery near Swindon will feel right at home singing Old MacDonald's Farm as they will be housed in a former barn.
  • Of course, I did as I was instructed and tried to make myself at home with this new rhythmic concept.
  • Always an Irish favourite, Justin is equally at home playing pumping house as funky techno and always rocks the party.
confident with, conversant with, proficient in;
used to, familiar with, au fait with, au courant with, skilled in, experienced in, well versed in
1.4Ready to receive and welcome visitors: she took to her room and was not at home to friends
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  • I relied on him to say whether he was at home to visitors or not.
  • A stickler for etiquette, Webb was at home to academicians but saw associates only by appointment.
  • ‘Is Carlos in?’ he said. ‘If you mean Carlo, yes, but he's not at home to visitors today’.
1.5(With reference to sports fixtures) at a team’s own ground: Houston lost at home to Phoenix
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  • The team lost two games at home last week, both with fourth-quarter fades.
  • The team has designs on making the playoffs, and it performs like a playoff team at home but not on the road.
  • A team sometimes will play at home one night, leave the next morning and cross two time zones to play the following night.
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