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7 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Home \Home\ (h[=o]m), noun (Zool.) See {Homelyn}.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Home \Home\ (h[=o]m; 110), noun [OE. hom, ham, AS. h[=a]m; akin to OS. h[=e]m, D. & G. heim, Sw. hem, Dan. hiem, Icel. heimr abode, world, heima home, Goth. haims village, Lith. k["e]mas, and perh. to Gr. kw'mh village, or to E. hind a peasant; cf. Skr. ksh[=e]ma abode, place of rest, security, kshi to dwell. [root]20, 220.]

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. 5.

6. (Baseball) The {home base}; as, 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 home. (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.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Home \Home\, adverb

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. --South.

They come home to men's business and bosoms. --Bacon.

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.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Home \Home\, adjective

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.

3. (Games) In various games, the ultimate point aimed at in a progress; goal; as: (a) (Baseball) The plate at which the batter stands; same as {home base} and {home plate}. (b) (Lacrosse) The place of a player in front of an opponent's goal; also, the player. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

{Home base} or {Home plate} (Baseball), the base at which the batter stands when batting, and which is the last base to be reached in scoring 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 Parliament.

{Home ruler}, one who favors or advocates home rule.

{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 attack.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

home \home\ (h[=o]m), verb (used without an object)

1. To return home. [PJC]

2. 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. [PJC]

3. [fig.] To arrive at or get closer to an object sought or an intended goal; used with in on; as, the repairman quickly homed in on the cause of the malfunction. [PJC]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Homelyn \Home"lyn\, noun [Scot. hommelin.] (Zool) The European sand ray ({Raia maculata}); -- called also {home}, {mirror ray}, and {rough ray}.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

home

adverb

1: 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"

2: on or to the point aimed at; "the arrow struck home"

3: to the fullest extent; to the heart; "drove the nail home"; "drove his point home"; "his comments hit home"

adjective

1: used of your own ground; "a home game" [ant: {away}]

2: relating to or being where one lives or where one's roots are; "my home town"

3: inside the country; "the British Home Office has broader responsibilities than the United States Department of the Interior"; "the nation's internal politics" [syn: {home(a)}, {interior(a)}, {internal}, {national}]

noun

1: 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?" [syn: {home}, {place}]

2: housing that someone is living in; "he built a modest dwelling near the pond"; "they raise money to provide homes for the homeless" [syn: {dwelling}, {home}, {domicile}, {abode}, {habitation}, {dwelling house}]

3: 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: (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" [syn: {home plate}, {home base}, {home}, {plate}]

5: the place where you are stationed and from which missions start and end [syn: {base}, {home}]

6: place where something began and flourished; "the United States is the home of basketball"

7: 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: 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" [syn: {family}, {household}, {house}, {home}, {menage}]

9: an institution where people are cared for; "a home for the elderly" [syn: {home}, {nursing home}, {rest home}]

verb

1: provide with, or send to, a home

2: return home accurately from a long distance; "homing pigeons"

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