Home meaning

hōm
The place where something is discovered, founded, developed, or promoted; a source.
noun
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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 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.

adjective
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A headquarters; a home base.
noun
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An institution where people are cared for.

A home for the elderly.

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Close; personal; pointed; as, a home thrust.
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Of, relating to, or being a place of origin or headquarters.

The home office.

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The native habitat, as of a plant or animal.
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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 '.

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To the center or heart of something; deeply.

Your comments really hit home.

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(computing) A key that when pressed causes the cursor to go to the first character of the current line, or on the Internet to the top of the web page.
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A dwelling place together with the family or social unit that occupies it; a household.
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To guide (a missile or aircraft) to a target.
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A place where one lives; a residence.
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(sports) Relating to a team's sponsoring institution or to the place where it is franchised.

A home game; the home field advantage.

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At, to, or toward the direction of home.

Going home for lunch.

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On or into the point at which something is directed.

The arrow struck home.

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The place where one was born or reared; one's own city, state, or country.
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To one’s home or country.

Go home, come home, carry home.

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(UK, soccer) Into the goal.
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(Internet) To the home page.

Click here to go home.

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Alternative spelling of homoe-.
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The physical structure within which one lives, such as a house or apartment.
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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.

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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.

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A habitational surname​.
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The place, such as a country or town, where one was born or has lived for a long period.
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To go or return to one's residence or base of operations.
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To focus the attention or make progress achieving an objective.

The investigators were homing in on the truth.

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The place where a person (or family) lives; one's dwelling place.
  • The house, apartment, etc. where one lives or is living temporarily; living quarters.
  • The region, city, state, etc. where one lives.
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A place thought of as home.
  • A place where one likes to be; restful or congenial place.
  • The grave.
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The members of a family as a unit; a household and its affairs.

Homes broken up by divorce.

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An institution for the care of orphans, people who are old and helpless, etc.
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Of home or a home.
  • Of the family, household, etc.; domestic.
  • Of one's country, government, etc.; domestic.
  • Of or at the center of activity or operations.
    home office.
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Of or for use in the home.
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At, to, or in the direction of home or a home.
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To the place where it must ultimately go; to the point aimed at.

To drive a nail home.

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To the center or heart of a matter; closely; directly; deeply.
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To go or return to one's home.
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To have a home.
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To send to, put into, or provide with a home.
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One’s native land; the place or country in which one dwells; the place where one’s ancestors dwell or dwelt.
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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.

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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.
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(US, slang) Shortened form of homeboy.
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(usually with "in on") To seek or aim for something.

The missile was able to home in on the target.

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Of or pertaining to one’s dwelling or country; domestic; not foreign; as home manufactures; home comforts.
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To move or advance toward a target or goal.

The missile homed in on the target.

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at home
  • 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.
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home free
  • Out of jeopardy; assured of success:
    We had our hardest exams first and were home free after that.
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at 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
  • in the city, on the field, etc. where the team plays its home games
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bring something home to
  • to impress something upon or make something clear to
  • to fasten the blame for something on (someone)
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come home
  • to return, as to one's home
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home free
  • beyond the point of doubt in approaching success or victory
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home in (on)
  • to guide or be guided as by radar, heat, etc., to (a destination or target)
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of home

  • Middle English from Old English hām tkei- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • 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”).

    From Wiktionary

  • From home

    From Wiktionary