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Definitions of home

  1. housing that someone is living in; " he built a modest dwelling near the pond"; " they raise money to provide homes for the homeless"
  2. provide with, or send to, a home
  3. an institution where people are cared for; " a home for the elderly"
  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"
  5. 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"
  6. 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"
  7. the place where you are stationed and from which missions start and end
  8. where you live; " deliver the package to my home"; " he doesn't have a home to go to"; " your place or mine?"
  9. place where something began and flourished; " the United States is the home of basketball"
  10. 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"
  11. to the fullest extent; to the heart; " drove the nail home"; " drove his point home"; " his comments hit home"
  12. having controlling authority; where important decisions are made; " home base"; " home ofice"
  13. ( sport) used of your own ground; " a home game"
  14. inside the country; " the British Home Office has broader responsibilities than the United States Department of the Interior"; " the nation's internal politics"
  15. relating to or taking place in a home or house or household; " home cooking"; " home furnishings"; " home care for the elderly"
  16. 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?"
  17. return home accurately from a long distance; " homing pigeons"
  18. used of your own ground; " a home game"
  19. relating to or being where one lives or where one's roots are; " my home town"
  20. 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".
  21. on or to the point aimed at; " the arrow struck home"
  22. See Homelyn.
  23. 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.
  24. One's native land; the place or country in which one dwells; the place where one's ancestors dwell or dwelt.
  25. The abiding place of the affections, especially of the domestic affections.
  26. 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.
  27. 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.
  28. The home base; he started for home.
  29. Of or pertaining to one's dwelling or country; domestic; not foreign; as home manufactures; home comforts.
  30. Close; personal; pointed; as, a home thrust.
  31. To one's home or country; as in the phrases, go home, come home, carry home.
  32. Close; closely.
  33. 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.
  34. In various games, the ultimate point aimed at in a progress; goal
  35. The plate at which the batter stands.
  36. The place of a player in front of an opponent's goal; also, the player.
  37. One's abode or residence; dwelling place of a man and his family; fatherland; locality where a plant or animal abounds; a benevolent or charitable institution.
  38. Pertaining to one's abode or country; domestic; to the point designed; as, a home thrust; near; effective.
  39. To or at home; to the uttermost; closely.
  40. One's house or country: place of constant residence: the seat, as of war.
  41. Pertaining to one's dwelling or country: domestic: close: severe.
  42. To one's habitation or country: close: closely: to the point.
  43. HOMELESS.
  44. HOMELESSNESS.
  45. One's house or country.
  46. Pertaining to home; close.
  47. To one's home; to the full depth.
  48. Pertaining to home or country.
  49. Going home; effective.
  50. A place of abode; family residence; resting place; habitat.
  51. In games, a goal.
  52. To or at home.
  53. To the place or point intended.
  54. Connected with one's dwelling or country; domestic; close; severe; pointed.
  55. To one's habitation, or country; pointedly; closely. At home, at one's house; in one's country. To be at home, to be conversant with, or familiar.
  56. One's dwelling with one's family; where one stays; one's own country; where one is at rest; the grave; an institution to provide something like home comfort.
  57. A dwelling- house; an abode; one's own country.
  58. Domestic; produced at home or in one's own country; close or severe, as a home thrust.
  59. To one's own habitation or country; close to our own breast or affairs; to the utmost; fully; closely; home is used of anything close in its place- applied to the sheets of the sails, to the shot in a gun, & c.
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Antonyms for home

away, foreign.

Quotes of home

  1. The ache for home lives in all of us, the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned. – Maya Angelou
  2. There is nothing more important than a good, safe, secure home – Rosalynn Carter
  3. Social topics may hit too close to home for people, but then again, if you pull a heartstring, then that's what country music is. It's not just songs about getting drunk and leaving your girl. – Kenny Chesney
  4. However, I survived and started to read all chemistry books that I could get a hand on, first some 19th century books from our home library that did not provide much reliable information, and then I emptied the rather extensive city library. – Richard Ernst
  5. Our parents came home one day and heard us, and they thought it was the radio, but our grandfather told them it was us. – Barry Gibb
  6. Nevertheless most of the evergreen forests of the north must always remain the home of wild animals and trappers, a backward region in which it is easy for a great fur company to maintain a practical monopoly. – Ellsworth Huntington
  7. We are in the entertaining business, they want to get autographs, they want to take something home whether it's a signed hat or, you know, program or whatever it might be. – Bernhard Langer
  8. At Home in the World is the story of a young woman, raised in some difficult circumstances, and how she survives. It tells a story of redemption, not victimhood. – Joyce Maynard
  9. What I do say is, yes, children may be resilient and they have been able to deal with all sorts of difficulties they have faced, but the bottom line is this: I believe very strongly children need a mother and a father in the home – Timothy Murphy
  10. I represent a district in Nevada, a state that is home to more wild horses than all other states combined. – Jon Porter
  11. Fashion is a tool... to compete in life outside the home People like you better, without knowing why, because people always react well to a person they like the looks of. – Mary Quant
  12. Sometimes one of us will have a riff or a bass line from home but it really gels when we come together. We really have a strong special chemistry that we take advantage of when we get together. – Chad Smith
  13. My divorce came to me as a complete surprise. That's what happens when you haven't been home in eighteen years. – Lee Trevino
  14. Sure, my childhood was unusual. All these eccentric, wild people frequented our home rock stars, drag queens, models, bikers, freaks. But I was not this little rich girl. My mom and I lived in an apartment. – Liv Tyler
  15. Most of American life consists of driving somewhere and then returning home wondering why the hell you went. – John Updike

Usage examples for home

  1. How many more things will you want before you get home Olly, do you think? – Milly and Olly by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  2. He was away from home – The Iron Woman by Margaret Deland
  3. If you're on your way home can't I take you there in my car? – Penny Nichols Finds a Clue by Joan Clark
  4. We want our Toby pony and we want to go home – Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue and Their Shetland Pony by Laura Lee Hope
  5. Put them on and come home – The Turmoil A Novel by Booth Tarkington
  6. Take me home now- take me home – A Double Knot by George Manville Fenn
  7. " I mean back home – Black Man's Burden by Dallas McCord Reynolds
  8. 15, 861. When did you leave home – Second Shetland Truck System Report by William Guthrie
  9. Have ye got a home – Furze the Cruel by John Trevena
  10. Mr. Talboys was at home – Lady Audley's Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon
  11. It is like home to me." – A Fool and His Money by George Barr McCutcheon
  12. Comin' fo' t'kyah me home – The Valiants of Virginia by Hallie Erminie Rives
  13. But Rachel's at home – Harvest by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  14. I ought to go home – Fairies and Folk of Ireland by William Henry Frost
  15. " You can go home he announced. – The Higher Court by Mary Stewart Daggett
  16. When's he comin' home – Paradise Bend by William Patterson White
  17. I'm going to see to it that the boy is right here at home with you all the time. – Gaslight Sonatas by Fannie Hurst
  18. Are we to go home now? – The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope
  19. We need them at home – The Empire of the East by H. B. Montgomery
  20. I must go home it's late. – The Dwelling Place of Light, Complete by Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 5, 2009

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