1. where you live at a particular time;
- Example: "deliver the package to my home"
- Example: "he doesn't have a home to go to"
- Example: "your place or mine?"
[syn: home, place]
2. housing that someone is living in;
- Example: "he built a modest dwelling near the pond"
- Example: "they raise money to provide homes for the homeless"
[syn: dwelling, home, domicile, abode, habitation, dwelling house]
3. the country or state or city where you live;
- Example: "Canadian tariffs enabled United States lumber companies to raise prices at home"
- Example: "his home is New Jersey"
4. (baseball) base consisting of a rubber slab where the batter stands; it must be touched by a base runner in order to score;
- Example: "he ruled that the runner failed to touch home"
[syn: home plate, home base, home, plate]
5. the place where you are stationed and from which missions start and end;
[syn: base, home]
6. place where something began and flourished;
- Example: "the United States is the home of basketball"
7. an environment offering affection and security;
- Example: "home is where the heart is"
- Example: "he grew up in a good Christian home"
- Example: "there's no place like home"
8. a social unit living together;
- Example: "he moved his family to Virginia"
- Example: "It was a good Christian household"
- Example: "I waited until the whole house was asleep"
- Example: "the teacher asked how many people made up his home"
[syn: family, household, house, home, menage]
9. an institution where people are cared for;
- Example: "a home for the elderly"
[syn: home, nursing home, rest home]
1. provide with, or send to, a home;
2. return home accurately from a long distance;
- Example: "homing pigeons"
1. used of your own ground;
- Example: "a home game"
2. relating to or being where one lives or where one's roots are;
- Example: "my home town"
3. inside the country;
- Example: "the British Home Office has broader responsibilities than the United States Department of the Interior"
- Example: "the nation's internal politics"
[syn: home(a), interior(a), internal, national]
1. at or to or in the direction of one's home or family;
- Example: "He stays home on weekends"
- Example: "after the game the children brought friends home for supper"
- Example: "I'll be home tomorrow"
- Example: "came riding home in style"
- Example: "I hope you will come home for Christmas"
- Example: "I'll take her home"
- Example: "don't forget to write home"
2. on or to the point aimed at;
- Example: "the arrow struck home"
3. to the fullest extent; to the heart;
- Example: "drove the nail home"
- Example: "drove his point home"
- Example: "his comments hit home"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Home \Home\ (h[=o]m), n. (Zool.) See Homelyn. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Home \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. [1913 Webster] The disciples went away again to their own home. --John xx. 10. [1913 Webster] Home is the sacred refuge of our life. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] Home! home! sweet, sweet home! There's no place like home. --Payne. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] 3. The abiding place of the affections, especially of the domestic affections. [1913 Webster] He entered in his house -- his home no more, For without hearts there is no home. --Byron. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] Her eyes are homes of silent prayer. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster] Flandria, by plenty made the home of war. --Prior. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] Man goeth to his long home, and the mourners go about the streets. --Eccl. xii. 5. [1913 Webster] 6. (Baseball) The home base; as, he started for home. [1913 Webster] At home. (a) At one's own house, or lodgings. (b) In one's own town or country; as, peace abroad and at home. (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. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Home \Home\, adv. 1. To one's home or country; as in the phrases, go home, come home, carry home. [1913 Webster] 2. Close; closely. [1913 Webster] How home the charge reaches us, has been made out. --South. [1913 Webster] They come home to men's business and bosoms. --Bacon. [1913 Webster] 3. To the place where it belongs; to the end of a course; to the full length; as, to drive a nail home; to ram a cartridge home. [1913 Webster] Wear thy good rapier bare and put it home. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Note: Home is often used in the formation of compound words, many of which need no special definition; as, home-brewed, home-built, home-grown, etc. [1913 Webster] To bring home. See under Bring. To come home. (a) To touch or affect personally. See under Come. (b) (Naut.) To drag toward the vessel, instead of holding firm, as the cable is shortened; -- said of an anchor. To haul home the sheets of a sail (Naut.), to haul the clews close to the sheave hole. --Totten. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Home \Home\, a. 1. Of or pertaining to one's dwelling or country; domestic; not foreign; as home manufactures; home comforts. [1913 Webster] 2. Close; personal; pointed; as, a home thrust. [1913 Webster] 3. (Games) In various games, the ultimate point aimed at in a progress; goal; as: (a) (Baseball) The plate at which the batter stands; same as home base and home plate. (b) (Lacrosse) The place of a player in front of an opponent's goal; also, the player. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] Home base or Home plate (Baseball), the base at which the batter stands when batting, and which is the last base to be reached in scoring a run. Home farm, grounds, etc., the farm, grounds, etc., adjacent to the residence of the owner. Home lot, an inclosed plot on which the owner's home stands. [U. S.] Home rule, rule or government of an appendent or dependent country, as to all local and internal legislation, by means of a governing power vested in the people within the country itself, in contradistinction to a government established by the dominant country; as, home rule in Ireland. Also used adjectively; as, home-rule members of Parliament. Home ruler, one who favors or advocates home rule. Home stretch (Sport.), that part of a race course between the last curve and the winning post. Home thrust, a well directed or effective thrust; one that wounds in a vital part; hence, in controversy, a personal attack. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
home \home\ (h[=o]m), v. i. 1. To return home. [PJC] 2. To proceed toward an object or location intended as a target; -- of missiles which can change course in flight under internal or external control; usually used with in on; as, the missile homed in on the radar site. [PJC] 3. [fig.] To arrive at or get closer to an object sought or an intended goal; used with in on; as, the repairman quickly homed in on the cause of the malfunction. [PJC]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Homelyn \Home"lyn\, n. [Scot. hommelin.] (Zool) The European sand ray (Raia maculata); -- called also home, mirror ray, and rough ray. [1913 Webster]The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (17 December 2009):
home directory. 2. home page. 3. home keys.U.S. Gazetteer (1990):
Home, KS Zip code(s): 66438 Home, PA Zip code(s): 15747 Home, WA Zip code(s): 98349Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
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