Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An informal reception in one's home.
  • adjective Being, occurring, or functioning in one's home.
  • adjective Designed for or appropriate for one's home.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A reception announced by a card stating that on a specified day a host or hostess will be “at home” during certain hours to receive and entertain visitors.

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  • "A reception announced by a card stating that on a specified day a host or hostess will be “at home” during certain hours to receive and entertain visitors." --CD

    April 15, 2011