What does homely mean?

Definitions for homelyˈhoʊm li

Here are all the 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"


  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.]


  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

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