Definitions for homehoʊm
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
home*hoʊm(n.; adj.; adv.; v.)homed, hom•ing.
(n.)a house, apartment, or other shelter that is the usual residence of a person, family, or household.
the place in which one's domestic affections are centered.
an institution for people with special needs:
a nursing home.
the dwelling place or retreat of an animal.
the place or region where something is native or most common.
any place of residence or refuge.
a person's own country.
The company's home is in Detroit.
Category: Common Vocabulary
(in games) the destination or goal.
Ref: home plate.
(adj.)of or pertaining to one's home or country; domestic:
the corporation's home office.
Category: Common Vocabulary
reaching the mark aimed at:
a home thrust.
played in a team's own area.
(adv.)to, toward, or at home.
The truth struck home.
to the point aimed at:
He drove the nail home.
(v.i.)to go or return home.
to proceed toward a specified target (often fol. by in on):
The missile homed in on the target.
(v.t.)to send to or provide with a home.
to direct, as toward an airport or target.
Idioms for home:
at home, in one's own house or place of residence. prepared to receive social visits. comfortable; at ease: proficient:
Make yourself at home.
a scholar at home in the classics.
bring home,to make clearly evident.
home free, in a position assured of success or out of jeopardy.
* Syn: See house.
Origin of home:
bef. 900; ME hom, OE hām (n. and adv.) village, house, c. OS hēm, OHG heim, ON heimr, Go haims
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?"
dwelling, home, domicile, abode, habitation, dwelling house(noun)
housing that someone is living in
"he built a modest dwelling near the pond"; "they raise money to provide homes for the homeless"
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"
home plate, home base, home, plate(noun)
(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"
the place where you are stationed and from which missions start and end
place where something began and flourished
"the United States is the home of basketball"
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"
family, household, house, home, menage(noun)
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"
home, nursing home, rest home(adj)
an institution where people are cared for
"a home for the elderly"
used of your own ground
"a home game"
relating to or being where one lives or where one's roots are
"my home town"
home(a), interior(a), internal, national(verb)
inside the country
"the British Home Office has broader responsibilities than the United States Department of the Interior"; "the nation's internal politics"
provide with, or send to, a home
return home accurately from a long distance
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"
on or to the point aimed at
"the arrow struck home"
to the fullest extent; to the heart
"drove the nail home"; "drove his point home"; "his comments hit home"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
the place sb lives or comes from
My son was sick, so I kept him at home today.; You have a beautiful home.; I don't like being away from home for too long.; This town has always been my home.
to move away from your family home
kids leaving home for college
used to tell welcome a visitor and ask them to relax
Come in! Make yourself at home.
the town or city a sports team is based in
They're playing at home this week.
to feel happy and confident with a situation
She felt at home with her decision.
on a website, the button you click in order to return to the home page
Click on the home icon.
toward or at the place you live
Mom, I want to go home.; I'll be home all evening.
relating to where you live and the things you do there
my home telephone number; home furnishings; home cooking
the home team/crowd
Oneu2019s 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 oneu2019s family; also, oneu2019s birthplace.
Oneu2019s native land; the place or country in which one dwells; the place where oneu2019s ancestors dwell or dwelt.
The place where a person was raised; Childhood or parental home; home of oneu2019s parents or guardian.
I left home last year.
The abiding place of the affections, especially of the domestic affections.
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 place of refuge and rest; an asylum; as, a home for outcasts; a home for the blind; hence, especially, the grave; the final rest; also, the native and eternal dwelling place of the soul.
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.
The place of a player in front of an opponentu2019s goal; also, the player.
(usually with "in on") To seek or aim for something.
The landing page of a website; the site's homepage
To oneu2019s home or country
go home, come home, carry home.
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.
Into the goal.
To the home page.
Click here to go home.
Of or pertaining to oneu2019s dwelling or country; domestic; not foreign; as home manufactures; home comforts.
Close; personal; pointed; as, a home thrust.
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
one's native land; the place or country in which one dwells; the place where one's ancestors dwell or dwelt
the abiding place of the affections, especially of the domestic affections
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
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
the home base; he started for home
of or pertaining to one's dwelling or country; domestic; not foreign; as home manufactures; home comforts
close; personal; pointed; as, a home thrust
to one's home or country; as in the phrases, go home, come home, carry home
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
A home is a place of residence or refuge. When it refers to a building, it is usually a place in which an individual or a family can live and store personal property such as a single-family detached home or an apartment. It is generally a place to provide safety and is used as a center from which people or animals base their daily activities. Most modern-day households contain sanitary facilities and a means of preparing food. Animals have their own homes as well, either living in the wild or shared with humans in a domesticated environment. Home might have a Sanskrit aham or akam in Tamil as its etymology. "Lh Home is also used to refer to the geographical area in which a person grew up or feels they belong, or it can refer to the native habitat of a wild animal. There are cultures in which homes are mobile such as nomadic peoples. Sometimes, as an alternative to the definition of home as a physical locale, home may be perceived to have no physical location, instead, home may relate instead to a mental or emotional state of refuge or comfort. Popular sayings along these lines are "Home is where the heart is" or "You can never go home again".
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
defined by Ruskin as "the place of Peace; the shelter not only from all injury, but from all terror, doubt, and division. In so far as it is not this, it is not home; so far as the anxieties of the outer world penetrate into it, and the inconsistently-minded, unknown, unloved, or hostile society, the outer world, is allowed by either husband or wife to cross the threshold, it ceases to be home; it is then only a part of the outer world which you have roofed over and lighted a fire in."
The Roycroft Dictionary
1. A place where we go to change our clothes so as to go somewhere else. 2. The abode of the heart.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'home' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #256
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'home' in Written Corpus Frequency: #353
Rank popularity for the word 'home' in Nouns Frequency: #44
Rank popularity for the word 'home' in Adverbs Frequency: #67
Translations for home
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
of a person's home or family
- caseiroPortuguese (BR)
- hjem-; hjemme-Danish
- casero, del hogarSpanish
- du foyerFrench
- kucni, domaciCroatian
- mengenai rumahIndonesian
- heima-, heimilis-Icelandic
- 자기 집의Korean
- naminis,šeimyninis, šeimosLithuanian
- mājas-; ģimenes-Latvian
- van thuisDutch
- hjem-, hjemme-Norwegian
- de acasăRomanian
- hem-, hemma- hemmetsSwedish
- เกี่ยวกับบ้าน หรือครอบครัวThai
- eve ait, yuva ile ilgiliTurkish
- 家居的，家庭的Chinese (Trad.)
- thuộc nhà mìnhVietnamese
- 家庭的Chinese (Simp.)
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