Definitions for: Home

[n] housing that someone is living in; "he built a modest dwelling near the pond"; "they raise money to provide homes for the homeless"
[n] an institution where people are cared for; "a home for the elderly"
[n] (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"
[n] 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"
[n] 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"
[n] the place where you are stationed and from which missions start and end
[n] where you live; "deliver the package to my home"; "he doesn't have a home to go to"; "your place or mine?"
[n] place where something began and flourished; "the United States is the home of basketball"
[n] 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"
[adv] 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"
[adv] to the fullest extent; to the heart; "drove the nail home"; "drove his point home"; "his comments hit home"
[adv] on or to the point aimed at; "the arrow struck home"
[adj] having controlling authority; where important decisions are made; "home base"; "home ofice"
[adj] relating to or being where one lives or where one's roots are; "my home town"
[v] return home accurately from a long distance, as of some birds; "homing pigeons"
[v] provide with, or send to, a home

Webster (1913) Definition: Home, n. (Zo["o]l.)
See Homelyn.

Home (110), n. [OE. hom, ham, AS. h[=a]m; akin to OS.
hem, D. & G. heim, Sw. hem, Dan. hiem, Icel. heimr abode,
world, heima home, Goth. haims village, Lith. k["e]mas, and
perh. to Gr.? village, or to E. hind a peasant; cf. Skr.
ksh?ma abode, place of rest, security, kshi to dwell. ?, ? ]
1. 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.

The disciples went away again to their own home.
--John xx. 10.

Home is the sacred refuge of our life. --Dryden.

Home! home! sweet, sweet home! There's no place like
home. --Payne.

2. One's native land; the place or country in which one
dwells; the place where one's ancestors dwell or dwelt.
``Our old home [England].'' --Hawthorne.

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

He entered in his house -- his home no more, For
without hearts there is no home. --Byron.

4. 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.

Her eyes are homes of silent prayer. --Tennyson.

Flandria, by plenty made the home of war. --Prior.

5. 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.

Man goeth to his long home, and the mourners go
about the streets. --Eccl. xii.

6. (Baseball) The home base; he started for home.

At home.
(a) At one's own house, or lodgings.
(b) In one's own town or country; as, peace abroad and at
(c) Prepared to receive callers.

Home department, the department of executive
administration, by which the internal affairs of a country
are managed. [Eng.]

To be at home on any subject, to be conversant or familiar
with it.

To feel at home, to be at one's ease.

To make one's self at home, to conduct one's self with as
much freedom as if at home.

Syn: Tenement; house; dwelling; abode; domicile.

Home, a.
1. Of or pertaining to one's dwelling or country; domestic;
not foreign; as home manufactures; home comforts.

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

Home base (Baseball), the base at which the batsman stands
and which is the last goal in making a run.

Home farm, grounds, etc., the farm, grounds, etc.,
adjacent to the residence of the owner.

Home lot, an inclosed plot on which the owner's home
stands. [U. S.]

Home rule, rule or government of an appendent or dependent
country, as to all local and internal legislation, by
means of a governing power vested in the people within the
country itself, in contradistinction to a government
established by the dominant country; as, home rule in
Ireland. Also used adjectively; as, home-rule members of

Home ruler, one who favors or advocates home rule.

Home run (Baseball), a complete circuit of the bases made
before the batted ball is returned to the home base.

Home stretch (Sport.), that part of a race course between
the last curve and the winning post.

Home thrust, a well directed or effective thrust; one that
wounds in a vital part; hence, in controversy, a personal

Home, adv.
1. To one's home or country; as in the phrases, go home, come
home, carry home.

2. Close; closely.

How home the charge reaches us, has been made out.

They come home to men's business and bosoms.

3. 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.

Wear thy good rapier bare and put it home. --Shak.

Note: Home is often used in the formation of compound words,
many of which need no special definition; as,
home-brewed, home-built, home-grown, etc.

To bring home. See under Bring.

To come home.
(a) To touch or affect personally. See under Come.
(b) (Naut.) To drag toward the vessel, instead of holding
firm, as the cable is shortened; -- said of an anchor.

To haul home the sheets of a sail (Naut.), to haul the
clews close to the sheave hole. --Totten.

Home, n.
In various games, the ultimate point aimed at in a progress;
goal; as:
(a) (Baseball) The plate at which the batter stands.
(b) (Lacrosse) The place of a player in front of an
opponent's goal; also, the player.

Synonyms: abode, base, domicile, dwelling, dwelling house, family, habitation, home plate, house, household, menage, nursing home, place, plate, rest home

See Also: abode, bag, base, bath, bathroom, bedchamber, bedroom, beginning, chamber, cliff dwelling, come back, condo, condominium, conjugal family, den, dining room, diningroom, domiciliate, dressing room, environment, extended family, family room, fireside, fixer-upper, foster home, front room, get back, go back, hearth, hermitage, home away from home, home from home, homestead, house, house, housing, indian lodge, institution, kitchen, lake dwelling, living accommodations, living room, livingroom, location, lodge, lodging, menage a trois, messuage, nuclear family, origin, parlor, parlour, pile dwelling, put up, residence, return, root, rootage, semi-detached house, sitting room, sleeping room, social unit, source, unit, vacation home

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