Definitions for homehoʊm

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

home*hoʊm(n.; adj.; adv.; v.)homed, hom•ing.

  1. (n.)a house, apartment, or other shelter that is the usual residence of a person, family, or household.

  2. the place in which one's domestic affections are centered.

  3. an institution for people with special needs:

    a nursing home.

  4. the dwelling place or retreat of an animal.

  5. the place or region where something is native or most common.

  6. any place of residence or refuge.

  7. a person's own country.

  8. headquarters:

    The company's home is in Detroit.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  9. (in games) the destination or goal.

    Category: Games

  10. Category: Sport

    Ref: home plate.

  11. (adj.)of or pertaining to one's home or country; domestic:

    home products.

  12. principal:

    the corporation's home office.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  13. reaching the mark aimed at:

    a home thrust.

  14. played in a team's own area.

    Category: Sport

  15. (adv.)to, toward, or at home.

  16. deep:

    The truth struck home.

  17. to the point aimed at:

    He drove the nail home.

  18. (v.i.)to go or return home.

  19. to proceed toward a specified target (often fol. by in on):

    The missile homed in on the target.

    Category: Rocketry

  20. (v.t.)to send to or provide with a home.

  21. to direct, as toward an airport or target.

    Category: Aeronautics

Idioms for home:

  1. 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.

    Category: Idiom

  2. bring home,to make clearly evident.

    Category: Idiom

  3. home free, in a position assured of success or out of jeopardy.

    Category: Idiom

* 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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. home, place(noun)

    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?"

  2. 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"

  3. home(noun)

    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 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"

  5. base, home(noun)

    the place where you are stationed and from which missions start and end

  6. home(noun)

    place where something began and flourished

    "the United States is the home of basketball"

  7. home(noun)

    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"

  8. 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"

  9. home, nursing home, rest home(adj)

    an institution where people are cared for

    "a home for the elderly"

  10. home(a)(adj)

    used of your own ground

    "a home game"

  11. home(adj)

    relating to or being where one lives or where one's roots are

    "my home town"

  12. 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"

  13. home(verb)

    provide with, or send to, a home

  14. home(adverb)

    return home accurately from a long distance

    "homing pigeons"

  15. home(adverb)

    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"

  16. home(adverb)

    on or to the point aimed at

    "the arrow struck home"

  17. home(adverb)

    to the fullest extent; to the heart

    "drove the nail home"; "drove his point home"; "his comments hit home"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. home(noun)ʊm

    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.

  2. homeʊm

    to move away from your family home

    kids leaving home for college

  3. homeʊm

    used to tell welcome a visitor and ask them to relax

    Come in! Make yourself at home.

  4. homeʊm

    the town or city a sports team is based in

    They're playing at home this week.

  5. homeʊm

    to feel happy and confident with a situation

    She felt at home with her decision.

  6. homeʊm

    on a website, the button you click in order to return to the home page

    Click on the home icon.

  7. home(adverb)ʊm

    toward or at the place you live

    Mom, I want to go home.; I'll be home all evening.

  8. home(adjective)ʊm

    relating to where you live and the things you do there

    my home telephone number; home furnishings; home cooking

  9. homeʊm

    ≠ away

    the home team/crowd

Wiktionary

  1. home(Noun)

    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.

  2. home(Noun)

    Oneu2019s native land; the place or country in which one dwells; the place where oneu2019s ancestors dwell or dwelt.

  3. home(Noun)

    The place where a person was raised; Childhood or parental home; home of oneu2019s parents or guardian.

    I left home last year.

  4. home(Noun)

    The abiding place of the affections, especially of the domestic affections.

  5. home(Noun)

    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.

  6. home(Noun)

    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.

  7. home(Noun)

    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.

  8. home(Noun)

    Home plate.

  9. home(Noun)

    The place of a player in front of an opponentu2019s goal; also, the player.

  10. home(Verb)

    (usually with "in on") To seek or aim for something.

  11. home(Noun)

    The landing page of a website; the site's homepage

  12. home(Adverb)

    To oneu2019s home or country

    go home, come home, carry home.

  13. home(Adverb)

    Close; closely.

  14. home(Adverb)

    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

  15. home(Adverb)

    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.

  16. home(Adverb)

    Into the goal.

  17. home(Adverb)

    To the home page.

    Click here to go home.

  18. home(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to oneu2019s dwelling or country; domestic; not foreign; as home manufactures; home comforts.

  19. home(Adjective)

    Close; personal; pointed; as, a home thrust.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Home(noun)

    see Homelyn

  2. Home(noun)

    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

  3. Home(noun)

    one's native land; the place or country in which one dwells; the place where one's ancestors dwell or dwelt

  4. Home(noun)

    the abiding place of the affections, especially of the domestic affections

  5. Home(noun)

    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

  6. Home(noun)

    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

  7. Home(noun)

    the home base; he started for home

  8. Home(adj)

    of or pertaining to one's dwelling or country; domestic; not foreign; as home manufactures; home comforts

  9. Home(adj)

    close; personal; pointed; as, a home thrust

  10. Home(adverb)

    to one's home or country; as in the phrases, go home, come home, carry home

  11. Home(adverb)

    close; closely

  12. Home(adverb)

    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

Freebase

  1. 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

  1. Home

    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. home

    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

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'home' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #256

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'home' in Written Corpus Frequency: #353

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'home' in Nouns Frequency: #44

  4. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'home' in Adverbs Frequency: #67


Translations for home

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

home(adjective)

of a person's home or family

home comforts.

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