Pronunciation: hōm; 110
n.1.(Zool.) See Homelyn.
1.One's own dwelling place; the house in which one lives; esp., the house in which one lives with his family; the habitual abode of one's family; also, one's birthplace.
The disciples went away again to their own home.
- John xx. 10.
Home is the sacred refuge of our life.
- Dryden.
Home! home! sweet, sweet home!
There's no place like home.
- Payne.
2.One's native land; the place or country in which one dwells; the place where one's ancestors dwell or dwelt.
3.The abiding place of the affections, especially of the domestic affections.
4.The locality where a thing is usually found, or was first found, or where it is naturally abundant; habitat; seat; as, the home of the pine.
Flandria, by plenty made the home of war.
- Prior.
5.A place of refuge and rest; an asylum; as, a home for outcasts; a home for the blind; hence, esp., the grave; the final rest; also, the native and eternal dwelling place of the soul.
Man goeth to his long home, and the mourners go about the streets.
- Eccl. xii. 5.
6.(Baseball) The home base; as, he started for home.
At home
a - At one's own house, or lodgings.
b - In one's own town or country; as, peace abroad and at home.
c - Prepared to receive callers.
Home department
the department of executive administration, by which the internal affairs of a country are managed.
To be at home on any subject
to be conversant or familiar with it.
To feel at home
to be at one's ease.
To make one's self at home
to conduct one's self with as much freedom as if at home.
a.1.Of or pertaining to one's dwelling or country; domestic; not foreign; as home manufactures; home comforts.
2.Close; personal; pointed; as, a home thrust.
3.(Games) In various games, the ultimate point aimed at in a progress; goal
Home base
(Baseball) the base at which the batter stands when batting, and which is the last base to be reached in scoring a run.
Home farm
the farm, grounds, etc., adjacent to the residence of the owner.
Home lot
an inclosed plot on which the owner's home stands.
Home rule
rule or government of an appendent or dependent country, as to all local and internal legislation, by means of a governing power vested in the people within the country itself, in contradistinction to a government established by the dominant country; as, home rule in Ireland. Also used adjectively; as, home-rule members of Parliament.
Home ruler
one who favors or advocates home rule.
Home stretch
(Sport.) that part of a race course between the last curve and the winning post.
Home thrust
a well directed or effective thrust; one that wounds in a vital part; hence, in controversy, a personal attack.
adv.1.To one's home or country; as in the phrases, go home, come home, carry home.
2.Close; closely.
How home the charge reaches us, has been made out.
- South.
They come home to men's business and bosoms.
- Bacon.
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.
Wear thy good rapier bare and put it home.
- Shak.
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.
v. i.1.To return home.
2.To proceed toward an object or location intended as a target; - of missiles which can change course in flight under internal or external control; usually used with in on; as, the missile homed in on the radar site.
3.To arrive at or get closer to an object sought or an intended goal; used with in on; as, the repairman quickly homed in on the cause of the malfunction.
Noun1.home - where you live at a particular time; "deliver the package to my home"; "he doesn't have a home to go to"; "your place or mine?"
Synonyms: place
2.home - housing that someone is living in; "he built a modest dwelling near the pond"; "they raise money to provide homes for the homeless"
3.home - the country or state or city where you live; "Canadian tariffs enabled United States lumber companies to raise prices at home"; "his home is New Jersey"
4.home - an environment offering affection and security; "home is where the heart is"; "he grew up in a good Christian home"; "there's no place like home"
5.Homehome - an institution where people are cared for; "a home for the elderly"
6.home - the place where you are stationed and from which missions start and end
Synonyms: base
7.home - a social unit living together; "he moved his family to Virginia"; "It was a good Christian household"; "I waited until the whole house was asleep"; "the teacher asked how many people made up his home"
8.home - (baseball) base consisting of a rubber slab where the batter stands; it must be touched by a base runner in order to score; "he ruled that the runner failed to touch home"
9.home - place where something began and flourished; "the United States is the home of basketball"
Verb1.home - provide with, or send to, a home
2.home - return home accurately from a long distance; "homing pigeons"
Adj.1.home - used of your own ground; "a home game"
away - used of an opponent's ground; "an away game"
2.home - relating to or being where one lives or where one's roots are; "my home town"
3.home - inside the country; "the British Home Office has broader responsibilities than the United States Department of the Interior"; "the nation's internal politics"
Adv.1.home - at or to or in the direction of one's home or family; "He stays home on weekends"; "after the game the children brought friends home for supper"; "I'll be home tomorrow"; "came riding home in style"; "I hope you will come home for Christmas"; "I'll take her home"; "don't forget to write home"
2.home - on or to the point aimed at; "the arrow struck home"
3.home - to the fullest extent; to the heart; "drove the nail home"; "drove his point home"; "his comments hit home"
To see your home in your dream, signifies security, basic needs, and values. You may feel at home at your new job or you finally feel settled and comfortable in a new environment. To see your childhood home in particular, suggests your own desires for building a family. It also reflects aspects of yourself that were prominent or developed during the time you lived in that home. You may experience some feelings or unfinished expression of emotions that are now being triggered by a waking situation. To dream that you cannot find your way home, indicates that you have lost faith and belief in yourself. It may also signify a major transition in your life.Heaven, Paradise, VA hospital, Vaterland, a better place, accessible, adept in, afterlife, afterworld, almshouse, ancestral halls, asylum, at ease, at home, available, bailiwick, base hospital, birthplace, chimney corner, clinic, comfortable, commorancy, community hospital, composed, convalescent home, convalescent hospital, conversant with, cosy, cradle, cuttingly, deeply, destiny, diggings, digs, domal, domestic, domiciliary, effectively, emphasize, eternal home, evacuation hospital, familiar with, family homestead, fate, fatherland, field hospital, fireplace, fireside, foster home, foyer, future state, general hospital, habitat, habitation, halfway house, harshly, haunt, haven, hearth and home, hearthstone, home place, home roof, home sweet home, homeground, homeland, homestead, homewards, hospice, hospital, hospitium, household, impress upon, in, infirmary, ingle, inglenook, ingleside, inland, inpatient clinic, institution, internal, intestine, la patrie, life after death, life to come, living quarters, locality, lodgings, maison de sante, make clear, manorial, mansional, menage, mental hospital, mother country, motherland, municipal, national, native, native environment, native land, native soil, next world, nursing home, orphanage, osteopathic hospital, otherworld, outpatient clinic, palatial, paternal roof, patria, peaceful, place, placid, policlinic, polyclinic, poor farm, poorhouse, postexistence, private hospital, proficient in, profoundly, proprietary hospital, public hospital, range, refuge, relaxed, residency, residential, residentiary, rest home, retreat, roof, rooftree, sanatorium, serene, severely, shelter, sick bay, sickbed, sickroom, site, skilled in, snug harbor, soil, special hospital, stamping, station hospital, stress, surgical hospital, teaching hospital, tellingly, territory, the beyond, the good hereafter, the grave, the great beyond, the great hereafter, the hereafter, the old country, the unknown, toft, tranquil, untroubled, up on, veterans hospital, voluntary hospital, ward, welcoming, well-baby clinic, what bodes, what is fated, workhouse, world to come
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