A family sits outside their home.
- The definition of home is something that relates to or happens inside the place where a person or family resides.
- An example of home used as an adjective is the phrase home work which is the studying and assignments a student does away from school.
- An example of home used as an adjective is the phrase home office which is an office inside your house.
- Home is defined as a house or place where a person or family lives or where someone was born.
- An example of home is Balmoral Castle where Queen Elizabeth II resides.
- An example of home is Hawaii where Barack Obama was born.
- the place where a person (or family) lives; one's dwelling place; specif.,
- the house, apartment, etc. where one lives or is living temporarily; living quarters
- the region, city, state, etc. where one lives
- the place where one was born or reared; one's own city, state, or country
- a place thought of as home; specif.,
- a place where one likes to be; restful or congenial place
- the grave
- the members of a family as a unit; a household and its affairs: homes broken up by divorce
- an institution for the care of orphans, people who are old and helpless, etc.
- the place that is the natural environment of an animal, plant, etc.
- the place where something is or has been originated, developed, etc.: Paris is the home of fashion
- in many games, the base or goal
- ⌂ Baseball home plate
Origin of homeMiddle English ; from Old English h?m, akin to German heim ; from Germanic an unverified form haim ; from Indo-European base an unverified form kei-, to lie, homestead from source hide, Classical Greek keisthai, to lie down, rest, Classical Latin civis, townsman, Old Norse heimr, home, Gothic haima, Old High German heim: basic sense, “place where one lies, dwelling”
- of home or a home; specif.,
- of the family, household, etc.; domestic
- of one's country, government, etc.; domestic
- of or at the center of activity or operations: home office
- designating or having to do with games played in the city, at the school, etc. where the team originates: a team's home field
- designating or of the team playing in its own city or at its own school or facility: white home uniforms
- of or for use in the home
- made as by or as for members of the family: home videos
- having the qualities of something made in the home: a restaurant serving home cooking
- at, to, or in the direction of home or a home
- to the place where it must ultimately go; to the point aimed at: to drive a nail home
- to the center or heart of a matter; closely; directly; deeply
Origin of homeorig. the n. as acc. of direction
- to go or return to one's home
- to have a home
- in one's own house, neighborhood, city, or country
- as if in one's own home; comfortable; at ease; familiar
- willing to receive visitors
- Sports in the city, on the field, etc. where the team plays its home () games
bring something home to
- to impress something upon or make something clear to
- to fasten the blame for something on (someone)
home in (on)
- A place where one lives; a residence.
- The physical structure within which one lives, such as a house or apartment.
- A dwelling place together with the family or social unit that occupies it; a household.
- a. An environment offering security and happiness.b. A valued place regarded as a refuge or place of origin.
- The place, such as a country or town, where one was born or has lived for a long period.
- The native habitat, as of a plant or animal.
- The place where something is discovered, founded, developed, or promoted; a source.
- A headquarters; a home base.
- a. Baseball Home plate.b. Games Home base.
- An institution where people are cared for: a home for the elderly.
- Computers a. The starting position of the cursor on a text-based computer display, usually in the upper left corner of the screen.b. A starting position within a computer application, such as the beginning of a line, file, or screen or the top of a chart or list.
- a. Of or relating to a home, especially to one's household or house: home cooking; home furnishings.b. Taking place in the home: home care for the elderly.
- Of, relating to, or being a place of origin or headquarters: the home office.
- Sports Relating to a team's sponsoring institution or to the place where it is franchised: a home game; the home field advantage.
- Of, relating to, or being the keys used as base positions for the fingers in touch-typing: The home row on a standard keyboard consists of the keys for A, S, D, F, J, K, L, ;, and '.
- At, to, or toward the direction of home: going home for lunch.
- On or into the point at which something is directed: The arrow struck home.
- To the center or heart of something; deeply: Your comments really hit home.
verbhomed homed, hom·ing, homes
- To go or return to one's residence or base of operations.
- To move or advance toward a target or goal: The missile homed in on the target.
- To focus the attention or make progress achieving an objective: The investigators were homing in on the truth.
- To guide (a missile or aircraft) to a target.
- Chiefly British a. To arrange to have (an animal) placed in a home.b. To take (an animal) into one's home.
Origin of homeMiddle English, from Old English hām; see tkei- in Indo-European roots.
- A dwelling.
- One’s own dwelling place; the house or structure in which one lives; especially the house in which one lives with his family; the habitual abode of one’s family; also, one’s birthplace.
- The place where a person was raised; Childhood or parental home; home of one’s parents or guardian.
- The abiding place of the affections, especially of the domestic affections.
- A place of refuge, rest or care; an asylum.
- a home for outcasts; a home for the blind; a veterans' home
- (by extension) The grave; the final rest; also, the native and eternal dwelling place of the soul.
- One’s native land; the place or country in which one dwells; the place where one’s ancestors dwell or dwelt.
- The locality where a thing is usually found, or was first found, or where it is naturally abundant; habitat; seat.
- the home of the pine
- A focus point.
- (gaming, in various games) The ultimate point aimed at in a progress; the goal.
- The object of Sorry! is to get all four of your pawns to your home.
- (baseball) Home plate.
- (lacrosse) The place of a player in front of an opponent’s goal; also, the player.
- (Internet) The landing page of a website; the site's homepage.
- (gaming, in various games) The ultimate point aimed at in a progress; the goal.
- (US, slang) Shortened form of homeboy.
(third-person singular simple present homes, present participle homing, simple past and past participle homed)
- (usually with "in on") To seek or aim for something.
- The missile was able to home in on the target.
- To one’s home or country.
- go home, come home, carry home.
- Close; closely.
- To the place where it belongs; to the end of a course; to the full length.
- to drive a nail home; to ram a cartridge home
- In one's place of residence or one's customary or official location; at home.
- Everyone's gone to watch the game; there's nobody home.
- (UK, soccer) Into the goal.
- (Internet) To the home page.
- Click here to go home.
- 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.
- home away from home
- home and dry
- home and hosed
- home free
- parental home
From Middle English home, hom, hoom, ham, from Old English hām (“village, hamlet, manor, estate, home, dwelling, house, region, country”), from Proto-Germanic *haimaz (“home, village”), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱóymos (“village, home”).
Germanic cognates: see *haimaz. Cognate with Irish caoimh (“dear”), Lithuanian kaimas (“village”), šeima (“family”), Albanian komb (“nation, people”), Old Church Slavonic сѣмь (sěmĭ, “seed”), Ancient Greek κώμη (kṓmē, “village”), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱey- (“to lie”) (compare Hittite kittari (“it lies”), Ancient Greek κεῖμαι (keîmai, “to lie down”), Latin civis (“citizen”), Avestan [script?] (saēte, “he lies, rests”), Sanskrit [script?] (śáye, “he lies”). [Cuneiform?]
- A habitational surname.
- Alternative spelling of homoe-.