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.
  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.

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