What does home mean?

Definitions for home

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word home.

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"


  1. home(v. i.)

    To return home.

  2. home(v. i.)

    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.


  1. home(Noun)

    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.

  2. home(Noun)

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

  3. home(Noun)

    The place where a person was raised; Childhood or parental home; home of one's 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 opponent's 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 one's 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 one's 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


  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".

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Home

    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.

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.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. home

    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.

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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

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How to say home in sign language?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of home in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of home in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of home in a Sentence

  1. Krishna Budhathoki:

    We want to be able to build a new home before the monsoon, but there's not enough time to do so now, and how can we build during the rainy season?

  2. Ali Kurnaz:

    We are seeking answers and justice for someone who was shot seven times by an The FBI agent in his own home after hours of interrogation.

  3. John Cohen:

    They hope that some person may be sitting home and get inspired, they’re hoping that a person with a mental health issue thinks they’re a soldier.

  4. Amanda Orso:

    I left [the bread] out on my stovetop and my 100 percent Italian husband came home and ate half the loaf, so I thought it must be good if my Italian husband is eating this bread.

  5. Lyndon B. Johnson:

    I report to you that our country is challenged at home and abroad that it is our will that is being tried and not our strength our sense of purpose and not our ability to achieve a better America.

Images & Illustrations of home

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Translations for home

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  • huis, ouerhuisAfrikaans
  • fogarAragonese
  • بيت, المنزلArabic
  • evAzerbaijani
  • дадо́му, до́маBelarusian
  • домBulgarian
  • 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
  • etxeBasque
  • 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
  • fogarGalician
  • הביתה, בית, מקוםHebrew
  • निवास, आश्रय, जन्मभूमि, मकान, घर पर, घरHindi
  • otthon, haza, szülőföld, itthonHungarian
  • կացարան, օջախ, տուն, հայրենիքArmenian
  • rumahIndonesian
  • hemoIdo
  • heimili, heima, að heiman, heim, heimanIcelandic
  • dimora, paese, focolare, traguardo, casa, a casa, meta, habitat, patria, centrareItalian
  • ביתHebrew
  • 家, 実家, 母国, お宅, お住まい, 生息地, 故郷, ホームJapanese
  • სახლიGeorgian
  • 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
  • വീട്Malayalam
  • घरMarathi
  • rumahMalay
  • dar, abitat, pajjiżMaltese
  • tehuis, thuis, moederland, heem, naar huis, huis, habitatDutch
  • hjem, barndomshjem, heim, hjemme, hjemover, hjemlandNorwegian
  • hooghangóó, hooghandi, hooghanNavajo, Navaho
  • ଘରOriya
  • 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
  • गृहSanskrit
  • domovina, дом, dom, kući, кућиSerbo-Croatian
  • domov, domaSlovak
  • dóm, domá, domôv, nameritiSlovene
  • shtëpiAlbanian
  • lehaeSouthern Sotho
  • hus, hemma, hem, hemland, siktaSwedish
  • வீடு, வீட்டில்Tamil
  • నివాసం, ఇల్లు, పూర్వీకము, ఇంటి వద్ద, ఇంటి వైపు, శరణాలయము, ఇంటికిTelugu
  • хонаTajik
  • บ้านThai
  • tahanan, bahayTagalog
  • evde, yurt, eve, vatan, ev, eve doğruTurkish
  • kayaTsonga
  • يۇرت, ئۆيدە, خانە, ئېغىز, ۋەتەن, ئۆيUyghur, Uighur
  • батьківщина, вдо́ма, домівка, додо́му, дімUkrainian
  • گھر, گھر پرUrdu
  • nnḓu
  • quê, đích, nhà ở, nơi chôn, chỗ ở, nhà, tổ quốc, quê hương, nơi sinh, nhà cửa, gia đìnhVietnamese
  • ikhayaXhosa
  • הייםYiddish
  • ikhayaZulu

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    openly distrustful and unwilling to confide
    • A. whirring
    • B. obnoxious
    • C. profound
    • D. suspicious

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