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at home Explained

at home at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

64 Moby Thesaurus words for "at home":
affair, assemblee, assembly, assignation, at ease, at rest,
back home, ball, brawl, caucus, chez soi, colloquium, commission,
committee, conclave, concourse, congregation, congress,
conventicle, convention, convocation, council, dance, date, diet,
down home, easy, eisteddfod, festivity, fete, forgathering, forum,
gathering, get-together, housewarming, levee, matinee, meet,
meeting, panel, party, plenum, prom, quorum, rally, reception,
relaxed, rendezvous, reunion, salon, seance, session, shindig,
sit-in, sitting, sociable, social, social affair, social gathering,
soiree, symposium, synod, turnout, wake

At home at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

At \At\, 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 all}, {At home}, {At large}, {At last}, {At length}, {At
once}, etc. See under {All}, {Home}, {Large}, {Last} (phrase
and syn.), {Length}, {Once}, etc.

{At it}, busily or actively engaged.

{At least}. See {Least} and {However}.

{At one}. See {At one}, in the Vocabulary.

Syn: {In}, {At}.

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.'' --Macaulay. ``Jean
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.

Home \Home\ (110), n. [OE. hom, ham, AS. h[=a]m; akin to OS.
hem, D. & G. heim, Sw. hem, Dan. hiem, Icel. heimr abode,
world, heima home, Goth. haims village, Lith. k["e]mas, and
perh. to Gr.? village, or to E. hind a peasant; cf. Skr.
ksh?ma abode, place of rest, security, kshi to dwell. ?, ? ]
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
domestic affections.

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; he started for home.

{At 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.

{Home department}, 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
with it.

{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.

at home at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

at home
n : a reception held in your own home
adv : on the home team's field; "they played at home last night"

at home at English (WD) Of Explained:


Prepositional phrase

Inter: en-PP » at home
  • In one's place of residence
    1. : Sorry Sir, I left my homework at home.
    2. : Wheres David?He stayed at home to fix the washing machine.''
    3. : The team has won three-quarters of its games at home, but less than half of away games.
    4. Inter: idiomati » c At ease, comfortable
    5. : I feel at home when Im round my girlfriend's house.''
    6. : Im right at home in my new university.''
    7. : Hes quite at home discussing French literature.''
    8. In the home of one's parents.
    9. : I cant believe it, she's 28 and still lives at home.''
    10. : Even though I still live at home, Im quite successful.''
    11. Inter: date » d Available to receive visitors.
    12. : I am Category: w - :At home days|at home on Fridays in April


      * 1922 Category: w - :Emily Post|Emily Post, Etiquette, Chapter 10: Cards and Visits

  • :When a servant at a door says “Not at home,” this phrase means that the lady of the house is “Not at home to visitors.” This answer neither signifies nor implies—nor is it intended to—that Mrs. Jones is out of the house.

    Derived terms

    * when it's at home
  • when he/she's at home
  • make oneself at home


    Inter: trans-top » In one's place of residence
  • Armenian: Inter: t » hy|տանը|tr=tanə|sc=Armn
  • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|вкъщи|tr=vkǎ̀šti|sc=Cyrl
  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|在家里|tr=zài jiālǐ|sc=Hani
  • Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|doma
  • Danish: Inter: t- » da|hjemme
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|thuis
  • Esperanto: Inter: t+ » eo|hejme
  • Faroese: Inter: t- » fo|heima
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|kotona
  • French: Inter: t- » fr|chez soiInter: t+ » fr|à la maison
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|zu Hause
  • Hindi: Inter: t- » hi|घर पर|tr=ghar par|sc=Deva
  • Hungarian: Inter: t- » hu|itthon, Inter: t+ » hu|otthon
  • Icelandic: Inter: t+ » is|heima, Inter: t- » is|heima við, Inter: qualifier » not at home Inter: t- » is|að heiman, Inter: qualifier » not at home Inter: t- » is|fjarverandi|m, Inter: qualifier » not at home Inter: t- » is|fjarstaddur|m
  • Ido: Inter: t+ » io|heme

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Irish: Inter: t- » ga|sa bhaile
    • Italian: Inter: t- » it|a casa
    • Japanese: Inter: t+ » ja|家|tr=うちに, uchi-ni|alt=家に|sc=Jpan
    • Korean: Inter: t+ » ko|집|tr=jip|sc=Hang, Inter: t- » ko|집으로|tr=jib-euro|sc=Hang
    • Latin: domi, in domo, intra paternos parietes, intra domesticos parietes
    • Norwegian: Inter: t+ » no|hjemme
    • Persian: Inter: t+ » fa|منزل|tr=manzel|sc=fa-Arab, Inter: t- » fa|در منزل|tr=dar manzel|sc=fa-Arab
    • Polish: Inter: t- » pl|w domu
    • Portuguese: Inter: t- » pt|em casa
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|дома|tr=dóma
    • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|en casa
    • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|hemma
    • Turkish: Inter: t- » tr|evde
    • Urdu: Inter: t- » ur|گھر پر|tr=ghar par|sc=ur-Arab
    • Walloon: Inter: t » wa|e s' måjhon, Inter: t » wa|e s' måjhone
    • Welsh: Inter: t- » cy|gartref

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » Comfortable
    • Danish: Inter: t- » da|hjemme
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|à l'aise
    • Icelandic: Inter: t- » is|afslappaður|m, Inter: t- » is|eins og heima hjá sér
    • Polish: Inter: t- » pl|jak u siebie w domu

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Russian: Inter: t- » ru|как дома|tr=kak dóma
  • Scottish Gaelic: socair
  • Swedish: Inter: t- » sv|som hemma

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » With parents
    • Danish: Inter: t- » da|hjemme
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|kotona

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Icelandic: Inter: t+ » is|heima, Inter: t- » is|heima við
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|hemma

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Translation: it » at home
    Translation: hu » at home
    Translation: nl » at home
    Translation: sv » at home
    Translation: te » at home