at home


  • WordNet 3.6
    • adv at home at, to, or toward the place where you reside "he worked at home"
    • adv at home on the home team's field "they played at home last night"
    • n at home a reception held in your own home
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Additional illustrations & photos:

"She wouldn't let her Ned play games at home." "She wouldn't let her Ned play games at home."
The politician at home The politician at home

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The Super Bowl is so popular that it is the number on at-home party event of the year
    • At home At one's own house, or lodgings.
    • At home See under All Home Large Lastphrase and syn.), Length Once, etc.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The entire Encyclopedia Britannica is banned because it contains a formula for making beer at home.
    • At home in one's own house: at ease: familiar: a phrase signifying that a family will be at home at a fixed date, and ready to receive visitors—as a n.—a reception
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  • Phillips Brooks
    “Charity should begin at home, but should not stay there.”
  • Charles Dickens
    “Charity begins at home, and justice begins next door.”
  • Thomas Fuller
    “Charity begins at home, but should not end there.”
  • Elbert Hubbard
    “Charity: a thing that begins at home, and usually stays there.”
  • Samuel Johnson
    “Prepare for death, if here at night you roam, and sign your will before you sup from home.”
  • William Cowper
    “How much a dunce that has been sent to roam, excels a dunce that has been kept at home.”


Charity begins at home - This idiom means that family members are more important than anyone else, and should be the focus of a person's efforts.
Feel at home - If you feel relaxed and comfortable somewhere or with someone, you feel at home.


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. hám; Dut. and Ger. heim, Goth. haims.


In literature:

She seems more at home among us, at least.
"Allison Bain" by Margaret Murray Robertson
The girl at home is never dull, or unhappy because she is dull, when she has an avocation in addition to her work and life in the home.
"The Canadian Girl at Work" by Marjory MacMurchy
Philippina was annoyed at the grudging squints cast at her by the old stay-at-home; her visits became rarer and rarer.
"The Goose Man" by Jacob Wassermann
So there was a whole lot of sillies bigger than the three sillies at home.
"Children's Literature" by Charles Madison Curry
Katherine Cregeen, Pete's champion at school, had been his companion at home as well.
"The Manxman A Novel - 1895" by Hall Caine
But things were almost worse with him at home than at Percycross.
"Ralph the Heir" by Anthony Trollope
At two o'clock we stopped in the wood to open our hamper and dine; and we drank to our darlings and all friends at home.
"The Life of Charles Dickens, Vol. I-III, Complete" by John Forster
I shall be pleased to think of you as at home again, and making the commodious family mansion look natural and home-like.
"The Letters of Charles Dickens" by Charles Dickens
My people at home will be miserable too when they hear I am going to do it.
"The Letters of Charles Dickens" by Charles Dickens
I am to go to luncheon at their house to-morrow, so I shall treat you as if you were at home.
"Hopes and Fears scenes from the life of a spinster" by Charlotte M. Yonge
It seemed foolish to spend so much money when all could be learned at home.
"Elizabeth Hobart at Exeter Hall" by Jean K. Baird
Their problems at home as well as at school were subjects of common discussion.
"The Wind Before the Dawn" by Dell H. Munger
The sea folks sat at table in great water-tubs, and they said it was just like being at home.
"Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen" by Hans Christian Andersen
So things went on at school; and at home each day bound faster the loving ties which united her with her kind protectors and relations.
"The End of a Coil" by Susan Warner
She made herself at home like one accustomed to quick changes of scene.
"The Art of Disappearing" by John Talbot Smith
I was oddly at home at once.
"Daisy" by Elizabeth Wetherell
But here we are at home.
"The Inglises" by Margaret Murray Robertson
So, John, the eldest son at home, was the real head of the family, and his mother's support.
"In Orchard Glen" by Marian Keith
But, just at this time, his fa-ther died; and he then had to find a way to care for those in great need at home.
"Lives of the Presidents Told in Words of One Syllable" by Jean S. Remy
At that time he was as little at home as possible, and Maren had no objection as it kept him and his angry glare out of their way.
"Ditte: Girl Alive!" by Martin Andersen Nexo

In poetry:

Fetch forth the wagon,
Drive to the fighting!
At home to cower
Would cost my life now.
"Bergliot" by Bjornstjerne Bjornson
Lord of the Tenth Life,
Welcome my Jerome,
A fierce, gold tabby.
Make him feel at home.
"Petition" by Henri Coulette
The lightning and thunder
They go and they come:
But the stars and the stillness
Are always at home.
"A Baby-Sermon" by George MacDonald
Once dad, in the bar room,
Counted out his money,
Weary mother sat at home,
Patching clothes for sonny.
"Rursery Rhymes" by Abner Cosens
If I were mother to the moon
I'd spank her every day
Until she learned to stay at home
And never run away!
"Parental Advice" by John Chipman Farrar
At home in the seeming world;
Then slowly came
Through years and years to myself
And was no more the same.
"When Childhood Died" by John Freeman

In news:

Estep, 85, Cresson, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Friday at home.
A day after picking up their first win of the season at home, the Lumberjacks capped the weekend with another win on Saturday, defeating Sault College 68-27 at Park Arena.
MIAMI (AP) — Miami Jewish Health is partnering with the Miami Veterans Healthcare System to help elderly veterans continue living at home instead of entering into costly nursing homes. wants to help DIYers build airplanes at its facilities, dubbed makerspaces, or even at home.
Why leashes should never be left at home, especially at night.
This morning's story about a fight following the Brewers/Cubs game last night at Miller Park exemplifies exactly why I do not, and will not attend said match up at Wrigley or here at home.
Ariel Thomas' return at point guard heartens UO but Ducks succumb to Nevada at home.
Arsenal 's last Premier League victory came at home in a London derby as it defeated QPR 1-0 on October 27, while Tottenham's most recent league win came one day later when it topped Southampton 2-1 at St Mary's.
At Work and at Home .
Rodney Williams making himself at home at power forward (w/video).
Romacaca Still At Home at Gulfstream Park.
Police say son killed father at home , then himself at Walmart.
Ariel Thomas' return at point guard heartens UO but Ducks succumb to Nevada at home .
Right at home : Dragons start at 2-0 again in County Classic.
Ariel Thomas' return at point guard heartens UO but Ducks succumb to Nevada at home.

In science:

During our talk at his home over a cup of tea, he told me that he understood that he was wrong (with the magnetic theory) but Lin and Shu were probably, right.
West-Side Story (On the History of Density-Wave Spiral Theories in the 1960s)
Figure 4. The cover of Out in Space, one of three CDs of astronomy-inspired music that astronomer Jim Webb has recorded at home. Image courtesy of Jim Webb.
The Road Less Traveled: Non-traditional Ways of Communicating Astronomy with the Public
He stopped for a moment and asked me with a smile: “What happens if you find at home that the two records contradict each other?” In the 1980’s Telegdi published very interesting reports on the history of parity violation [14, 15].
Mirror particles and mirror matter: 50 years of speculation and search
Work on this material has been done at home and at Wolfson College, Oxford.
Isonemal prefabrics with only parallel axes of symmetry
Our experiences in teaching both undergraduate and graduate students in the life sciences as well as in participating both as students and instructors in the Physiology Course at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole drive home the need for a useful introduction to statistical mechanics for life scientists.
A First Exposure to Statistical Mechanics for Life Scientists
Until ten years ago there was an unwritten assumption about computing power: an individual joining a big business would get far more capability inside a business than they would get at home.
Enterprise Spreadsheet Management: A Necessary Good
Work on this material has been done at home and at Wolfson College, Oxford.
Isonemal Prefabrics with Perpendicular Axes of Symmetry
Many different types of security circumstances and actions can be set up and employed from its tiers. Security circumstances can range from temporary misplacement of a mobile device at home to malicious theft in a hostile region.
A Tiered Security System for Mobile Devices
For example, if a user misplaces her laptop at home, she can find it by activating its alarm or using a GPS tracker.
A Tiered Security System for Mobile Devices
Circumstances may range from temporarily misplacing the device at home to malicious theft in a hostile country.
A Tiered Security System for Mobile Devices
But I did learn a huge amount from him the next year, by wandering around Jadwin Hall (home of Princeton’s physics department) at night.
Matters of Gravity, The Newsletter of the Topical Group in Gravitation of the American Physical Society, Volume 32, Fall 2008
And no, Peter did not actually treat us to a turducken dinner, a failure he will have a second chance to remedy when the Fifth Gulf Coast Gravity Conference is hosted next year at LSU. A menu of turducken served with Peter’s home baked Danish sourdough beer bread would surely attract many to this important meeting.
Matters of Gravity, The Newsletter of the Topical Group in Gravitation of the American Physical Society, Volume 32, Fall 2008
Website and easier programming, PHP applied by 13 million domains (according to survey Netcraft at PHP abbreviation for HyperText Preprocessor. In the early of it’s the expansion by Rasmus Lefdorf, he calls it as tools Personal Home Page.
Anti Plagiarism Application with Algorithm Karp-Rabin at Thesis in Gunadarma University
Kauffman, At home in the universe, Oxford University Press.
Time and symmetry in models of economic markets
We pass about 1 A of current, generated by a home built precision current source with a relative day to day stability of ∼ 1 × 10−5 , through these coils in series to create a ∼1.5 G magnetic field at the site of the ion trap.
Single barium ion spectroscopy: light shifts, hyperfine structure, and progress on an optical frequency standard and atomic parity violation