At Home Meaning
(dated) Available to receive visitors.
Example: In one's place of residence
Sorry Sir, I left my homework at home.
Where's David? â€“ He stayed at home to fix the washing machine.
The team has won three-quarters of its games at home, but less than half of away games.
I feel at home when I'm round my girlfriend's house.
I'm right at home in my new university.
He's quite at home discussing French literature.
In the home of one's parents.
I can't believe it, she's 28 and still lives at home.
Even though I still live at home, I'm quite successful.
1922 Emily Post, Etiquette, Chapter 10: Cards and Visits
When a servant at a door says â€œNot at home,â€ this phrase means that the lady of the house is â€œNot at home to visitors.â€ This answer neither signifies nor impliesâ€”nor is it intended toâ€”that Mrs. Jones is out of the house.