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[n] housing that someone is living in; "he built a modest dwelling near the pond"; "they raise money to provide homes for the homeless"
[n] an institution where people are cared for; "a home for the elderly"
[n] (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"
[n] 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"
[n] 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"
[n] the place where you are stationed and from which missions start and end
[n] where you live; "deliver the package to my home"; "he doesn't have a home to go to"; "your place or mine?"
[n] place where something began and flourished; "the United States is the home of basketball"
[n] 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"
[adv] 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"
[adv] to the fullest extent; to the heart; "drove the nail home"; "drove his point home"; "his comments hit home"
[adv] on or to the point aimed at; "the arrow struck home"
[adj] having controlling authority; where important decisions are made; "home base"; "home ofice"
[adj] relating to or being where one lives or where one's roots are; "my home town"
[v] return home accurately from a long distance, as of some birds; "homing pigeons"
[v] provide with, or send to, a home


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Misc. Definitions

\Home\, n. (Zo["o]l.) See {Homelyn}.
\Home\ (110), n. [OE. hom, ham, AS. h[=a]m; akin to OS. hem, D. & G. heim, Sw. hem, Dan. hiem, Icel. heimr abode, world, heima home, Goth. haims village, Lith. k["e]mas, and perh. to Gr.? village, or to E. hind a peasant; cf. Skr. ksh?ma abode, place of rest, security, kshi to dwell. ?, ? ]
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.
6. (Baseball) The home base; 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.
\Home\, a.
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. {Home base} (Baseball), the base at which the batsman stands and which is the last goal in making 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 run} (Baseball), a complete circuit of the bases made before the batted ball is returned to the home base. {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.
\Home\, adv.
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.
\Home\, n. In various games, the ultimate point aimed at in a progress; goal; as: (a) (Baseball) The plate at which the batter stands. (b) (Lacrosse) The place of a player in front of an opponent's goal; also, the player.