home [hōm]
[ME < OE hām, akin to Ger heim < Gmc * haim < IE base * kei-, to lie, homestead > HIDE3, Gr keisthai, to lie down, rest, L civis, townsman, ON heimr, home, Goth haima, OHG heim: basic sense “place where one lies; dwelling”]
1. the place where a person (or family) lives; one's dwelling place; specif.,
a) the house, apartment, etc. where one lives or is living temporarily; living quarters
b) the region, city, state, etc. where one lives
2. the place where one was born or reared; one's own city, state, or country
3. a place thought of as home; specif.,
a) a place where one likes to be; restful or congenial place
b) the grave
4. the members of a family as a unit; a household and its affairs [homes broken up by divorce]
5. an institution for the care of orphans, people who are old and helpless, etc.
a) the place that is the natural environment of an animal, plant, etc.
b) the place where something is or has been originated, developed, etc. [Paris is the home of fashion]
a) in many games, the base or goal
b) the home plate in baseball
1. of home or a home; specif.,
a) of the family, household, etc.; domestic
b) of one's country, government, etc.; domestic: opposed to FOREIGN
c) of or at the center of activity or operations [home office]
2. reaching its goal; effective; forceful; to the point [a home truth]
a) designating or having to do with games played in the city, at the school, etc. where the team originates [a team's home field]
b) designating or of the team playing in its own city or at its own school or facility [white home uniforms]
4. of or for use in the home
[orig. the n. as acc. of direction]
1. at, to, or in the direction of home or a home
2. to the place where it must ultimately go; to the point aimed at [to drive a nail home]
3. to the center or heart of a matter; closely; directly; deeply
homed, homing
1. to go or return to one's home
2. to have a home
to send to, put into, or provide with a home
at home
1. in one's own house, neighborhood, city, or country
2. as if in one's own home; comfortable; at ease; familiar
3. willing to receive visitors
bring something home to
1. to impress something upon or make something clear to
2. to fasten the blame for something on (someone)
come home
to return, as to one's home
☆ home free
Slang beyond the point of doubt in approaching success or victory
home in on or home on
to guide, or be guided as by radar, heat, etc., to (a destination or target)

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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