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Noun: home  howm
  1. Where you live at a particular time
    "deliver the package to my home"; "he doesn't have a home to go to";
    - place
  2. Housing that someone is living in
    "they raise money to provide homes for the homeless";
    - dwelling, domicile, abode, habitation, dwelling house, domicil [rare]
  3. 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"
  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";
    - home plate, home base, plate
  5. The place where you are stationed and from which missions start and end
    - base
  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
    "the teacher asked how many people made up his home";
    - family, household, house, ménage
  9. An institution where people are cared for
    "a home for the elderly";
    - nursing home, rest home
Adverb: home  howm
  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: home  howm
  1. (sport) used of your own ground
    "a home game"
  2. Inside the country
    "the British Home Office has broader responsibilities than the United States Department of the Interior";
    - interior, internal, national
  3. Relating to or being where one lives or where one's roots are
    "my home town"
Verb: home  howm
  1. Provide with, or send to, a home
  2. Return home accurately from a long distance
    "homing pigeons"

Derived forms: homes, homed, homing

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

Antonym: away

Encyclopedia: Home, PA