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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]