Found 2 items, similar to at home.
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Definition: at home
n : a reception held in your own home
adv : on the home team's field; “they played at home last night”
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Definition: At home
(h[=o]m; 110), n. [OE. hom, ham, AS. h[=a]m; akin to
OS. h[=e]m, D. & G. heim, Sw. hem, Dan. hiem, Icel. heimr
abode, world, heima home, Goth. haims village, Lith.
k["e]mas, and perh. to Gr. kw`mh village, or to E. hind a
peasant; cf. Skr. ksh[=e]ma abode, place of rest, security,
kshi to dwell. [root]20, 220.]
1. One's own dwelling place; the house in which one lives;
esp., the house in which one lives with his family; the
habitual abode of one's family; also, one's birthplace.
The disciples went away again to their own home.
--John xx. 10.
Home is the sacred refuge of our life. --Dryden.
Home! home! sweet, sweet home!
There's no place like home. --Payne.
2. One's native land; the place or country in which one
dwells; the place where one's ancestors dwell or dwelt.
``Our old home [England].'' --Hawthorne.
3. The abiding place of the affections, especially of the
He entered in his house -- his home no more,
For without hearts there is no home. --Byron.
4. The locality where a thing is usually found, or was first
found, or where it is naturally abundant; habitat; seat;
as, the home of the pine.
Her eyes are homes of silent prayer. --Tennyson.
Flandria, by plenty made the home of war. --Prior.
5. A place of refuge and rest; an asylum; as, a home for
outcasts; a home for the blind; hence, esp., the grave;
the final rest; also, the native and eternal dwelling
place of the soul.
Man goeth to his long home, and the mourners go
about the streets. --Eccl. xii.
6. (Baseball) The home base
; as, he started for home.
(a) At one's own house, or lodgings.
(b) In one's own town or country; as, peace abroad and at
(c) Prepared to receive callers.
, the department of executive
administration, by which the internal affairs of a country
are managed. [Eng.]
To be at home on any subject
, to be conversant or familiar
To feel at home
, to be at one's ease.
To make one's self at home
, to conduct one's self with as
much freedom as if at home.
Syn: Tenement; house; dwelling; abode; domicile.
, prep. [AS. [ae]t; akin to OHG. az, Goth., OS., & Icel.
at, Sw. [*a]t, Dan. & L. ad.]
Primarily, this word expresses the relations of presence,
nearness in place or time, or direction toward; as, at the
ninth hour; at the house; to aim at a mark. It is less
definite than in or on; at the house may be in or near the
house. From this original import are derived all the various
uses of at. It expresses:
1. A relation of proximity to, or of presence in or on,
something; as, at the door; at your shop; at home; at
school; at hand; at sea and on land.
2. The relation of some state or condition; as, at war; at
peace; at ease; at your service; at fault; at liberty; at
risk; at disadvantage.
3. The relation of some employment or action; occupied with;
as, at engraving; at husbandry; at play; at work; at meat
(eating); except at puns.
4. The relation of a point or position in a series, or of
degree, rate, or value; as, with the thermometer at
80[deg]; goods sold at a cheap price; a country estimated
at 10,000 square miles; life is short at the longest.
5. The relations of time, age, or order; as, at ten o'clock;
at twenty-one; at once; at first.
6. The relations of source, occasion, reason, consequence, or
effect; as, at the sight; at this news; merry at anything;
at this declaration; at his command; to demand, require,
receive, deserve, endure at your hands.
7. Relation of direction toward an object or end; as, look at
it; to point at one; to aim at a mark; to throw, strike,
shoot, wink, mock, laugh at any one.
, At home
, At large
, At last
, At length
, At once
, etc. See under All
and syn.), Length
, busily or actively engaged.
. See Least
. See At one
, in the Vocabulary.
Usage: When reference to the interior of any place is made
prominent in is used. It is used before the names of
countries and cities (esp. large cities); as, we live
in America, in New York, in the South. At is commonly
employed before names of houses, institutions,
villages, and small places; as, Milton was educated at
Christ's College; money taken in at the Customhouse; I
saw him at the jeweler's; we live at Beachville. At
may be used before the name of a city when it is
regarded as a mere point of locality. “An English
king was crowned at Paris.”
Jacques Rousseau was born at Geneva, June, 28, 1712.”
--J. Morley. In regard to time, we say at the hour, on
the day, in the year; as, at 9 o'clock, on the morning
of July 5th, in the year 1775.