Home n. Zool. See Homelyn.
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].”
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. 5.
6. Baseball The home base; as, 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.
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.
3. Games In various games, the ultimate point aimed at in a progress; goal; as: (a) Baseball The plate at which the batter stands; same as home base and home plate. (b) Lacrosse The place of a player in front of an opponent's goal; also, the player.
Home base or Home plate Baseball, the base at which the batter stands when batting, and which is the last base to be reached in scoring 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 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.
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.
adj 1: used of your own ground; "a home game" [syn: home(a)]
2: relating to or being where one lives or where one's roots
are; "my home town"
3: inside the country; "the British Home Office has broader
responsibilities than the United States Department of the
Interior"; "the nation's internal politics" [syn: home(a),
interior(a), internal, national]
n 1: 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?" [syn: place]
2: housing that someone is living in; "he built a modest
dwelling near the pond"; "they raise money to provide
homes for the homeless" [syn: dwelling, domicile, abode,
habitation, dwelling house]
3: 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"
4: 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"
5: an institution where people are cared for; "a home for the
elderly" [syn: nursing home, rest home]
6: the place where you are stationed and from which missions
start and end [syn: base]
7: 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" [syn: family, household,
8: (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"
[syn: home plate, home base, plate]
9: place where something began and flourished; "the United
States is the home of basketball"
adv 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"
v 1: provide with, or send to, a home
2: return home accurately from a long distance; "homing