An example of home is Balmoral Castle where Queen Elizabeth II resides.
An example of home is Hawaii where Barack Obama was born.
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.
A home for the elderly.
The home office.
The home row on a standard keyboard consists of the keys for A, S, D, F, J, K, L, ;, and '.
Your comments really hit home.
A home game; the home field advantage.
Going home for lunch.
The arrow struck home.
Click here to go home.
To drive a nail home; to ram a cartridge home.
Everyone's gone to watch the game; there's nobody home.
The investigators were homing in on the truth.
- The house, apartment, etc. where one lives or is living temporarily; living quarters.
- The region, city, state, etc. where one lives.
- A place where one likes to be; restful or congenial place.
- The grave.
Homes broken up by divorce.
- Of the family, household, etc.; domestic.
- Of one's country, government, etc.; domestic.
- Of or at the center of activity or operations.home office.
To drive a nail home.
- 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.
The missile was able to home in on the target.
The missile homed in on the target.
- 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.
- Out of jeopardy; assured of success:We had our hardest exams first and were home free after that.
- 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
- to impress something upon or make something clear to
- to fasten the blame for something on (someone)
- to return, as to one's home
- beyond the point of doubt in approaching success or victory
- to guide or be guided as by radar, heat, etc., to (a destination or target)
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 home