Definitions for home
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word 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?"
dwelling, home, domicile, abode, habitation, dwelling housenoun
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, platenoun
(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, menagenoun
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 homeadjective
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, nationalverb
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"
To return home.
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.
One's 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 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 place where a person was raised; Childhood or parental home; home of one's 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 opponent's 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 one's 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 one's dwelling or country; domestic; not foreign; as home manufactures; home comforts.
Close; personal; pointed; as, a home thrust.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: from the noun.
One of Adam’s children in the mountains lights on a glittering substance; home he carries it to Adam, who finds it to be hard, to have a bright yellow colour, and exceeding great weight. John Locke.
He that encourages treason lays the foundation of a doctrine, that will come home to himself. Roger L'Estrange.
This is a consideration that comes home to our interest. Add.
These considerations, proposed in general terms, I am sure, madam, you will, by particular application, bring home to your own concern. William Wake, Preparation for Death.
Crafty enough either to hide his faults, or never to shew them, but when they might pay home. Philip Sidney, b. ii.
In fell motion,
With his prepared sword he charges home
My unprovided body. William Shakespeare, King Lear.
A loyal sir
To him thou follow’st: I will pay thy graces
Home both in word and deed. William Shakespeare, Tempest.
Her cause and yours
I’ll perfect him withal; and he shall bring you
Before the duke, and to the head of Angelo
Accuse him home and home. William Shakespeare, Measure for Measure.
Men of age object too much, adventure too little, and seldom drive business home to the full period; but content themselves with a mediocrity of success. Francis Bacon.
That cometh up home to the business, and taketh off the objection clearly. Robert Sanderson.
Break through the thick array
Of his throng’d legions, and charge home upon him. Addis.
He makes choice of some piece of morality; and in order to press this home, he makes less use of the force of reasoning. Alexander Pope, View of Epick Poems.
I can only refer the reader to the authors themselves, who speak very home to the point. Francis Atterbury, Serm. Preface.
Poison may be false;
The home thrust of a friendly sword is sure. Dryden.
I am sorry to give him such home thrusts; for he lays himself so open, and uses so little art to avoid them, that I must either do nothing, or expose his weakness. Edward Stillingfleet.
Etymology: ham, Saxon.
I’m now from home, and out of that provision
Which shall be needful for your entertainment. William Shakespeare.
Home is the sacred refuge of our life,
Secur’d from all approaches but a wife. Dryden.
When Hector went to see
His virtuous wife, the fair Andromache,
He found her not at home; for she was gone. Dryden.
Those who have homes, when home they do repair,
To a last lodging calls their wand’ring friends. Dryden.
How can tyrants safely govern home,
Unless abroad they purchase great alliance? William Shakespeare, H. VI.
Their determination is to return to their homes, and to trouble you no more. William Shakespeare, Merchant of Venice.
With honour to his home let Theseus ride,
With love to friend. John Dryden, Fables.
At home the hateful names of parties cease,
And factious souls are weary’d into peace. Dryden.
They who pass through a foreign country, towards their native home, do not usually give up themselves to the pleasures of the place. Francis Atterbury, Sermons.
Flandria, by plenty made the home of war,
Shall weep her crime, and bow to Charles restor’d. Matthew Prior.
Let the exportation of home commodities be more in value than the importation of foreign. Francis Bacon, Advice to Villiers.
A home, or domicile, is a space used as a permanent or semi-permanent residence for an individual, group or family. It is a fully or semi sheltered space and can have both interior and exterior aspects to it. Homes provide sheltered spaces for instance rooms, where domestic activity can be performed such as sleeping, preparing food, eating and hygiene as well as providing spaces for work and leisure such as remote working, studying and playing. Physical forms of homes can be static such as a house or an apartment, mobile such as a houseboat, trailer or yurt or digital such as virtual space. The aspect of ‘home’ can be considered across scales, from the micro scale showcasing the most intimate spaces of the individual dwelling and direct surrounding area to the macro scale of the geographic area such as town, village, city, country or planet. A principle of constitutional law in many countries, related to the right to privacy enshrined in article 12 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is the inviolability of the home as an individual's place of shelter and refuge. The concept of ‘home’ has been researched and theorized across disciplines - topics ranging from the idea of home, the interior, the psyche, liminal space, contested space to gender and politics. Such topics can be found in the writings of Gaston Bachelard, Jean Baudrillard, Mrs Isabella Beeton, Pierre Bourdieu, Beatriz Colomina, Le Corbusier, Mary Douglas, Diana Fuss, Dolores Hayden, Martin Heidegger, Henri Lefebvre, Edith Wharton amongst many others. Discussions of home can help better understand and challenge perceptions of self and the extension of self. Places of residence do not necessarily correlate with associations to the home; the home consists of a physical space as well as an emotional and psychological relationship, where memory, comfort, activity and familiarity are some of the many important factors in the construction of home. Amongst being a space of domestic activity the home in the 21st century has appropriated new meanings with the advance of technology, therefore enabling multiple activities to be performed within a singular space. The home blurs boundaries of the domestic, the professional and the leisurely and conceptually becomes an amorphous space.The home as a concept expands beyond residence as contemporary lifestyles and technological advances redefine the way the global population lives and works.
A home is a physical space or dwelling where individuals or families live and typically spend a significant amount of time, providing them with a sense of security, comfort, and belonging. It serves as a personal sanctuary, offering shelter, privacy, and a place to rest, relax, and engage in everyday activities. Home can also encompass emotional attachments, memories, and a feeling of being rooted or connected to a particular place.
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".
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
hōm, n. one's house or country: place of constant residence: the residence of a family: the seat, as of war: a charitable institution where domestic comforts are given to the destitute.—adj. pertaining to one's dwelling or country: domestic: close: severe.—adv. pertaining to one's habitation or country: close: closely: to the point: effectively.—adjs. Home′-born, native, not foreign; Home′bound, homeward-bound; Home′-bred, bred at home: native: domestic: plain: unpolished; Home′-brewed, brewed at home or for home use.—n. Home′-farm, the farm near the home or mansion of a gentleman.—adjs. Home′felt, felt in one's own breast: inward: private; Home′-grown, produced in one's own country, not imported; Home′-keep′ing, staying at home; Home′less, without a home.—n. Home′lessness,—adv. Home′lily.—n. Home′liness.—adjs. Home′ly, pertaining to home: familiar: plain; Home′-made, made at home: made in one's own country: plain.—n. Hom′er, a pigeon trained to fly home from a distance.—adj. Home′sick, sick or grieved at separation from home.—n. Home′sickness.—adj. Home′spun, spun or wrought at home: not made in foreign countries: plain: inelegant.—n. cloth made at home.—ns. Home′stall, Home′stead, the place of a mansion-house: the enclosures immediately connected with it: original station.—advs. Home′ward, Home′wards, towards home: towards one's habitation or country.—adj. in the direction of home.—adj. Home′ward-bound, bound homeward or to one's native land.—adjs. Hom′ing, having a tendency to return home; Hom′y, home-like.—Home circuit, the south-eastern circuit of Assize, including the home counties (except Middlesex), also Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, and Suffolk; Home counties, the counties over and into which London has extended—Middlesex, Hertfordshire, Essex, Kent, Surrey; Home Department, that part of government which is concerned with the maintenance of the internal peace of the United Kingdom—its headquarters the Home Office, its official head the Home Secretary; Home rule, a form of self-government claimed by Ireland, with a separate parliament for the management of internal affairs.—At home, in one's own house: at ease: familiar: a phrase signifying that a family will be at home at a fixed date, and ready to receive visitors—as a n.—a reception; Bring home to, to prove to, in such a way that there is no way of escaping the conclusion: to impress upon; Eat out of house and home, to live at the expense of another so as to ruin him; Long home, the grave; Make one's self at home, to be as free and unrestrained as when in one's own house; Pay home, to strike to the quick: to retaliate. [A.S. hám; Dut. and Ger. heim, Goth. haims.]
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.
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
The proper situation of any object, when it retains its full force of action, or when it is properly lodged for convenience. In the former sense it is applied to the sails; in the latter it usually refers to the stowage of the hold. The anchor is said to come home when it loosens, or drags through the ground by the effort of the wind or current. (See ANCHOR.)--Home is the word given by the captain of the gun when, by the sense of his thumb on the touch-hole, he determines that the charge is home, and no air escapes by the touch-hole. It is the word given to denote the top-sail or other sheets being "home," or butting.--Sheet home! The order to extend the clues of sails to the yard-arms.--The wind blows home. When it sets continuously over the sea and land with equal velocity. When opposed by vertical or high land, the breeze loses its force as the land is neared: then it does not blow home, as about Gibraltar and Toulon.
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Home is ranked #64054 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Home surname appeared 311 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Home.
71.7% or 223 total occurrences were White.
13.1% or 41 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
8% or 25 total occurrences were Black.
3.5% or 11 total occurrences were Asian.
3.5% or 11 total occurrences were of two or more races.
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
The numerical value of home in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of home in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
He killed his baby and [the baby is] in the house...His wife broke up with him over the phone yesterday...I can't even believe this is happening. Steven Pladl, 42, was found dead Thursday morning in his vehicle in Dover, N.Y., several miles from the New Milford, Conn., murder scene where Katie and her adoptive father, 56-year-old Anthony Fusco, were discovered. Those two were also found dead in a vehicle that had one of its windows shot out, police said. The child’s body was found inside Pladl's home, hundreds of miles south in Knightdale, N.C., the same day. Pladl’s mother -- the one who tipped off authorities about the toddler's death -- had obtained custody of the child Steven fathered with his daughter following their arrests in January for adultery and contributing to delinquency, police told WNCN. The mother lives in Cary, about a half hour’s drive from Knightdale, and reportedly told them that Steve had picked Bennett up from her home Wednesday night. April 12, 2018: Police work at the scene where Katie Pladl and her adoptive father, Anthony Fusco, were found dead. (AP/Hearst Connecticut Media ) The toddler was found dead around 9 a.m. Thursday after officers performed a welfare check on the Knightdale home, where Pladl -- and previously his daughter -- had lived. Katie Pladl moved out of the home earlier this year and was living with her adoptive family in New York after bonding out of jail in Virginia, WNCN reported, citing court documents. It appeared Steven Pladl drove through the night Wednesday to hunt down his daughter and Fusco. They were found dead around 8:40 a.m. Thursday, and Pladl shot himself shortly afterward. This is a terrible tragedy that nobody foresaw, i really believe that if the judges or the prosecutor or the defense attorneys in this case had any clue that the minor child or anyone would be harmed there would not be a bond set for any of the parties.
It's so important that we now have a home for Matt, a home that others can visit, a home that is safe from haters, a home that he loved dearly from his younger days in Sunday school and as an acolyte in the church back home.
This is our forever home, Eric Burkett said, holding back tears as Eric Burkett six year old son Lochlen patted his arm. There's a master bathroom that is completely accessible. There are adaptive showers so that Eric Burkett can bathe Eric Burkett and self-lowering shelves in the state-of-the-art kitchen, so that now Eric Burkett can cook again for Eric Burkett family. The idea of getting up and moving around freely without thinking about logistics. Should I use a chair ? Should I use crutches ? All that's gone, Eric Burkett said. Pointing to the wall of Eric Burkett new home outside Pittsburgh, this Marine has a few reminders from Flag Day that Eric Burkett life changed on a training mission in Morocco. That is actually of one of the prop rotors of the V-22 that crashed. On the back of that, I don't know how many Marines signed that, Eric Burkett said. The foundation started by actor Gary Sinise, best known for Gary Sinise role as Lt. Dan in the 1994 movie Forrest Gump, is trying to build 10 to 12 homes per year for severely injured veterans and first responders. It will hand over the keys to its 50th smart home this August. Donations from Home Depot, JC Penny, GE, Benjamin Moore and the Semper Fi Fund among others made Home Depot possible. Fox News first told the Burketts' story in 2014 while The Burketts ' and The Burketts ' family were recovering at Walter Reed. The Burketts ' and The Burketts ' wife were raising their four children at the time in a set of tiny rooms at the hospital. They have since given birth to twins, Nolynn and Roawyn, who are now 18 months old. A master archer, Eric Burkett began competing as a Paralympian in an effort to begin to heal after the crash. I hate shooting from a wheelchair. A lot of guys don't mind it because you're a little bit lower, you don't have to worry about this instability of your legs.
In the past decade or so, the women's magazines have taken to running home-handyperson articles suggesting that women can learn to fix things just as well as men. These articles are apparently based on the ludicrous assumption that men know how to fix things, when in fact all they know how to do is look at things in a certain squinty-eyed manner, which they learned in Wood Shop eventually, when enough things in the home are broken, they take a job requiring them to transfer to another home.
The best way to keep children home is to make the home atmosphere pleasant--and let the air out of the tires.
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Translations for home
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- huis, ouerhuisAfrikaans
- بيت, المنزلArabic
- дадо́му, до́маBelarusian
- casa, llarCatalan, Valencian
- domov, doma, domůCzech
- gartref, cartrefWelsh
- hjemad, hjem, hjemme, hjemlandDanish
- heim, Zuhause, Wohnung, Ruhestätte, Nest, zu Hause, Heimat, nach Hause, Elternhaus, nachhause, heimwärts, daheim, anpeilen, zielenGerman
- περιβάλλον, [[στο]] [[σπίτι]], πατρικό, πατρίδα, σπίτι, γενέτειρα, σπιτικό, [[προς]] [[το]] [[σπίτι]], άσυλο, κατοικίαGreek
- loĝejo, hejmoEsperanto
- patria, a casa, hogar, casaSpanish
- sünnikodu, kodumaa, isamaa, koduEstonian
- منزل, میهن, خانه, در منزلPersian
- lapsuudenkoti, kotiin, kotimaa, himppe, koti, kotona, hima, kotiseutu, kotitaloFinnish
- heima, heimFaroese
- patrie, maison, à la maisonFrench
- baile, sa bhaile, abhaileIrish
- dhachaigh, dachaigh, taighScottish Gaelic
- הביתה, בית, מקוםHebrew
- निवास, आश्रय, जन्मभूमि, मकान, घर पर, घरHindi
- otthon, haza, szülőföld, itthonHungarian
- կացարան, օջախ, տուն, հայրենիքArmenian
- heimili, heima, að heiman, heim, heimanIcelandic
- dimora, paese, focolare, traguardo, casa, a casa, meta, habitat, patria, centrareItalian
- 家, 実家, 母国, お宅, お住まい, 生息地, 故郷, ホームJapanese
- ផ្ទះ, ទៅផ្ទះKhmer
- ಮಾತೃಭೂಮಿ, ಪಿತೃಭೂಮಿ, ಮನೆKannada
- 집, 고향, 故鄕, 댁, 집으로, 홈Korean
- mal, ماڵKurdish
- domus, focus, aedificium, aedes, domicilium, penates, tēctum, domumLatin
- nams, tēvijaLatvian
- дом, родина, живеалиште, прибежиште, дома, татковина, се наведуваMacedonian
- dar, abitat, pajjiżMaltese
- tehuis, thuis, moederland, heem, naar huis, huis, habitatDutch
- hjem, barndomshjem, heim, hjemme, hjemover, hjemlandNorwegian
- hooghangóó, hooghandi, hooghanNavajo, Navaho
- ਘਰPanjabi, Punjabi
- macierz, dom, w domu, ojczyznaPolish
- كوټه, كورPashto, Pushto
- terra, casa, lar, em casa, para casa, habitatPortuguese
- a tgesa, casa, a chesa, a chasa, a casa, chesa, a tgeasa, a tgea, tgeasa, patria, tgesa, tgea, chasaRomansh
- acasă, casăRomanian
- дом, до́ма, домо́й, наводи́ться, навести́сь, домойRussian
- domovina, дом, dom, kući, кућиSerbo-Croatian
- domov, domaSlovak
- dóm, domá, domôv, nameritiSlovene
- lehaeSouthern Sotho
- hus, hemma, hem, hemland, siktaSwedish
- வீடு, வீட்டில்Tamil
- నివాసం, ఇల్లు, పూర్వీకము, ఇంటి వద్ద, ఇంటి వైపు, శరణాలయము, ఇంటికిTelugu
- tahanan, bahayTagalog
- evde, yurt, eve, vatan, ev, eve doğruTurkish
- يۇرت, ئۆيدە, خانە, ئېغىز, ۋەتەن, ئۆيUyghur, Uighur
- батьківщина, вдо́ма, домівка, додо́му, дімUkrainian
- گھر, گھر پرUrdu
- quê, đích, nhà ở, nơi chôn, chỗ ở, nhà, tổ quốc, quê hương, nơi sinh, nhà cửa, gia đìnhVietnamese
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