- 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.
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- 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
- ☆ the home plate in baseball
Origin: Middle English from Old English hām, akin to German heim from Germanic an unverified form haim from Indo-European base an unverified form kei-, to lie, homestead from source hide, Glassical 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
- reaching its goal; effective; forceful; to the point: a home truth
- 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
- 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: orig. the n. as acc. of direction
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- 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.
- Computer Science 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.
- To go or return to one's residence or base of operations.
- To be guided to a target automatically, as by means of radio waves.
- To move or lead toward a goal: The investigators were homing in on the truth.
Origin: Middle English, from Old English hām; see tkei- in Indo-European roots.
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home - Phrases/Idioms
- in one's own house, neighborhood, city, or country
- as if in one's own home; comfortable; at ease; familiar
- willing to receive visitors
bring something home to
- to impress something upon or make something clear to
- to fasten the blame for something on (someone)
home (in) on
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- Available to receive visitors: at home on Thursdays.
- Comfortable and relaxed; at ease: at home in diplomatic circles.
- Feeling an easy competence and familiarity: at home in French.