Definitions for homelyˈhoʊm li

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word homely

Princeton's WordNet

  1. homely, plain(adj)

    lacking in physical beauty or proportion

    "a homely child"; "several of the buildings were downright homely"; "a plain girl with a freckled face"

  2. homelike, homely, homey, homy(adj)

    having a feeling of home; cozy and comfortable

    "the homely everyday atmosphere"; "a homey little inn"

  3. homely(adj)

    plain and unpretentious

    "homely truths"; "letters to his son full of homely advice"; "homely fare"

  4. homely(adj)

    without artificial refinement or elegance

    "plain homely furniture"; "homely manners"

Wiktionary

  1. homely(Adjective)

    Characteristic of or belonging to home, domestic.

  2. homely(Adjective)

    Simple, familiar, unelaborate.

  3. homely(Adjective)

    Lacking in beauty or elegance, plain in appearance, physically unattractive.

  4. homely(Adjective)

    Proficient in skills needed to maintain a home (see homemaker).

  5. Origin: From hom.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Homely(noun)

    belonging to, or having the characteristics of, home; domestic; familiar; intimate

  2. Homely(noun)

    plain; unpretending; rude in appearance; unpolished; as, a homely garment; a homely house; homely fare; homely manners

  3. Homely(noun)

    of plain or coarse features; uncomely; -- contrary to handsome

  4. Homely(adverb)

    plainly; rudely; coarsely; as, homely dressed

  5. Origin: [From Home, n.]

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of homely in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of homely in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. William Shakespeare, "The Two Gentlemen of Verona", Act 1 scene 1:

    Home-keeping youth have ever homely wits.

  2. Austin O'Malley:

    Show me a genuine case of platonic friendship, and I shall show you two old or homely faces.

  3. Samuel Taylor Coleridge:

    I wish our clever young poets would remember my homely definitions of prose and poetry that is prose words in their best order-poetry the best words in the best order.

  4. Theodore Roosevelt:

    There is a homely old adage which runs Speak softly and carry a big stick you will go far. If the American nation will speak softly, and yet build and keep at a pitch of the highest training a thoroughly efficient navy, the Monroe Doctrine will go far.

  5. Theodore Roosevelt, Speech in Chicago, 3 Apr. 1903:

    There is a homely old adage which runs: "Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far." If the American nation will speak softly, and yet build and keep at a pitch of the highest training a thoroughly efficient navy, the Monroe Doctrine will go far.

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