Noun: home howm
Adverb: home howm
- Where you live at a particular time
"deliver the package to my home"; "he doesn't have a home to go to";
- Housing that someone is living in
"they raise money to provide homes for the homeless";
- dwelling, domicile, abode, habitation, dwelling house
- The country, state or city where you live
"Canadian tariffs enabled United States lumber companies to raise prices at home"; "his home is New Jersey"
- (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";
- home plate, home base, plate
- The place where you are stationed and from which missions start and end
- Place where something began and flourished
"the United States is the home of basketball"
- 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"
- A social unit living together
"the teacher asked how many people made up his home";
- family, household, house, ménage
- An institution where people are cared for
"a home for the elderly";
- nursing home, rest home
Adjective: home howm
- 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"
- On or to the point aimed at
"the arrow struck home"
- To the fullest extent; to the heart
"drove the nail home"; "drove his point home"; "his comments hit home"
Verb: home howm
- (sport) used of your own ground
"a home game"
- Relating to or being where one lives or where one's roots are
"my home town"
- Inside the country
"the British Home Office has broader responsibilities than the United States Department of the Interior";
- interior, internal, national
- Provide with, or send to, a home
- Return home accurately from a long distance
Derived forms: homes, homing, homed
See also: domestic, inland
Type of: abode, bag, base, beginning, domiciliate, environment, house, housing, institution, living accommodations, location, lodging, origin, put up, residence, return, root, rootage, social unit, source, unit
Encyclopedia: Home, WA