The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Homely \Home"ly\, a. [Compar. Homelier; superl. Homeliest.]
[From Home, n.]
1. Belonging to, or having the characteristics of, home;
domestic; familiar; intimate. [Archaic]
With all these men I was right homely, and communed
with, them long and oft. --Foxe.
Their homely joys, and destiny obscure. --Gray.
2. Plain; unpretending; rude in appearance; unpolished; as, a
homely garment; a homely house; homely fare; homely
Now Strephon daily entertains
His Chloe in the homeliest strains. --Pope.
3. Of plain or coarse features; uncomely; ugly; -- usually
used of people, especially women; -- contrary to
None so homely but loves a looking-glass. --South.