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

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There are 2 definitions of at-home in English:

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1In one’s own house: I told him I’d be at home most of the day
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  • 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
1.1Ready 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’.
entertaining, receiving, playing host to, showing hospitality to
1.2In one’s own neighbourhood, 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.
1.3(With reference to sports fixtures) at a team’s own ground: Spurs drew 1-1 at home to Leeds
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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.
1.4Comfortable 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, confident, at peace, in one's element
1.5Confident 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.
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