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Meaning of HOME

Pronunciation:  howm

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  housing that someone is living in; "he built a modest dwelling near the pond"; "they raise money to provide homes for the homeless"
  2. [n]  an institution where people are cared for; "a home for the elderly"
  3. [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"
  4. [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"
  5. [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"
  6. [n]  the place where you are stationed and from which missions start and end
  7. [n]  where you live; "deliver the package to my home"; "he doesn't have a home to go to"; "your place or mine?"
  8. [n]  place where something began and flourished; "the United States is the home of basketball"
  9. [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"
  10. [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"
  11. [adv]  to the fullest extent; to the heart; "drove the nail home"; "drove his point home"; "his comments hit home"
  12. [adv]  on or to the point aimed at; "the arrow struck home"
  13. [adj]  having controlling authority; where important decisions are made; "home base"; "home ofice"
  14. [adj]  relating to or being where one lives or where one's roots are; "my home town"
  15. [v]  return home accurately from a long distance, as of some birds; "homing pigeons"
  16. [v]  provide with, or send to, a home

HOME is a 4 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: abode, base, domicile, dwelling, dwelling house, family, habitation, home plate, house, household, menage, nursing home, place, plate, rest home
 See Also: abode, bag, base, bath, bathroom, bedchamber, bedroom, beginning, chamber, cliff dwelling, come back, condo, condominium, conjugal family, den, dining room, diningroom, domiciliate, dressing room, environment, extended family, family room, fireside, fixer-upper, foster home, front room, get back, go back, hearth, hermitage, home away from home, home from home, homestead, house, house, housing, indian lodge, institution, kitchen, lake dwelling, living accommodations, living room, livingroom, location, lodge, lodging, menage a trois, messuage, nuclear family, origin, parlor, parlour, pile dwelling, put up, residence, return, root, rootage, semi-detached house, sitting room, sleeping room, social unit, source, unit, vacation home



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Home\, n. (Zo["o]l.)
    See {Homelyn}.
  2. \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
       (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.
  3. \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
    {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
  4. \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.
             They come home to men's business and bosoms.
    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.
  5. \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.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing your home in your dream means security, basic needs, and values. You may feel at home at your new job or you finally feel settled and comfortable in a new environment. In particular, to see your childhood home or a home that you no longer live in, suggests your own desires for building a family. It also reflects aspects of yourself that were prominent or developed during the time you lived in that home. You may experience some feelings or unfinished expression of emotions that are now being triggered by a waking situation. Dreaming that you cannot find your way home indicates that you have lost faith and belief in yourself. It may also signify a major transition in your life.
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