Definition of Home in English :

Define Home in English

Home meaning in English

Meaning of Home in English

Pronunciation of Home in English

Home pronunciation in English

Pronounce Home in English


see synonyms of home


1. home, place

where you live at a particular time

Example Sentences:
'deliver the package to my home'
'he doesn't have a home to go to'
'your place or mine?'

2. abode, domicile, dwelling, dwelling house, habitation, home

housing that someone is living in

Example Sentences:
'he built a modest dwelling near the pond'
'they raise money to provide homes for the homeless'

3. home

the country or state or city where you live

Example Sentences:
'Canadian tariffs enabled United States lumber companies to raise prices at home'
'his home is New Jersey'

4. home, home base, home plate, plate

(baseball) base consisting of a rubber slab where the batter stands; it must be touched by a base runner in order to score

Example Sentences:
'he ruled that the runner failed to touch home'

5. base, home

the place where you are stationed and from which missions start and end

6. home

place where something began and flourished

Example Sentences:
'the United States is the home of basketball'

7. home

an environment offering affection and security

Example Sentences:
'home is where the heart is'
'he grew up in a good Christian home'
'there's no place like home'

8. family, home, house, household, menage

a social unit living together

Example Sentences:
'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'

9. home, nursing home, rest home

an institution where people are cared for

Example Sentences:
'a home for the elderly'


10. home

provide with, or send to, a home

11. home

return home accurately from a long distance

Example Sentences:
'homing pigeons'


12. home

used of your own ground

Example Sentences:
'a home game'

13. home

relating to or being where one lives or where one's roots are

Example Sentences:
'my home town'

14. home, interior, internal, national

inside the country

Example Sentences:
'the British Home Office has broader responsibilities than the United States Department of the Interior'
'the nation's internal politics'


15. home

at or to or in the direction of one's home or family

Example Sentences:
'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'

16. home

on or to the point aimed at

Example Sentences:
'the arrow struck home'

17. home

to the fullest extent; to the heart

Example Sentences:
'drove the nail home'
'drove his point home'
'his comments hit home'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of home
the place or a place where one lives
have you no home to go to?
a house or other dwelling
a family or other group living in a house or other place
a person's country, city, etc, esp viewed as a birthplace, a residence during one's early years, or a place dear to one
the environment or habitat of a person or animal
the place where something is invented, founded, or developed
the US is the home of baseball
a building or institution set up to care for vulnerable members of society
8. sport
one's own ground
the match is at home
the objective towards which a player strives in certain sports
an area where a player is safe from attack
10. lacrosse
one of two positions of play nearest the opponents' goal
a player assigned to such a position
inside home
11. baseball another name for home plate
12. New Zealand informal, obsolete
Britain, esp England
13.  a home from home
14.  at home
15.  at home in
16.  home and dry
17.  near home
adjective (usually prenominal)
of, relating to, or involving one's home, country, etc; domestic
(of an activity) done in one's house
home taping
effective or deadly
a home thrust
21. sport
relating to one's own ground
a home game
22. US
central; principal
the company's home office
to or at home
I'll be home tomorrow
to or on the point
to the fullest extent
hammer the nail home
(of nautical gear) into or in the best or proper position
the boom is home
27.  bring home to
28.  come home
29.  come home to
30.  nothing to write home about
31. (intransitive)
(of birds and other animals) to return home accurately from a distance
32. (often foll by on or onto)
to direct or be directed onto a point or target, esp by automatic navigational aids
to send or go home
to furnish with or have a home
35. (intr; often foll by in or in on)
to be directed towards a goal, target, etc

Collins English Dictionary. Copyright © HarperCollins Publishers


see synonyms of home
the place where a person (or family) lives; one's dwelling place
; specif.,
the house, apartment, etc. where one lives or is living temporarily; living quarters
the region, city, state, etc. where one lives
the place where one was born or reared; one's own city, state, or country
a place thought of as home
; specif.,
a place where one likes to be; restful or congenial place
the grave
the members of a family as a unit; a household and its affairs
homes broken up by divorce
an institution for the care of orphans, people who are old and helpless, etc.
the place that is the natural environment of an animal, plant, etc.
the place where something is or has been originated, developed, etc.
Paris is the home of fashion
in many games, the base or goal
b.  US
the home plate in baseball
of home or a home
; specif.,
of the family, household, etc.; domestic
of one's country, government, etc.; domestic
see also foreign
of or at the center of activity or operations
home office
reaching its goal; effective; forceful; to the point
a home truth
designating or having to do with games played in the city, at the school, etc. where the team originates
a team's home field
designating or of the team playing in its own city or at its own school or facility
white home uniforms
of or for use in the home
at, to, or in the direction of home or a home
to the place where it must ultimately go; to the point aimed at
to drive a nail home
to the center or heart of a matter; closely; directly; deeply
verb intransitiveWord forms: homed or ˈhoming
to go or return to one's home
to have a home
verb transitive
to send to, put into, or provide with a home

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of home
1. A place where one lives; a residence.
2. The physical structure within which one lives, such as a house or apartment.
3. A dwelling place together with the family or social unit that occupies it; a household.
a. An environment offering security and happiness.
b. A valued place regarded as a refuge or place of origin.
5. The place, such as a country or town, where one was born or has lived for a long period.
6. The native habitat, as of a plant or animal.
7. The place where something is discovered, founded, developed, or promoted; a source.
8. A headquarters; a home base.
a. Baseball Home plate.
b. Games Home base.
10. An institution where people are cared for: a home for the elderly.
11. Computers
a. The starting position of the cursor on a text-based computer display, usually in the upper left corner of the screen.
b. A starting position within a computer application, such as the beginning of a line, file, or screen or the top of a chart or list.
a. Of or relating to a home, especially to one's household or house: home cooking; home furnishings.
b. Taking place in the home: home care for the elderly.
2. Of, relating to, or being a place of origin or headquarters: the home office.
3. Sports Relating to a team's sponsoring institution or to the place where it is franchised: a home game; the home field advantage.
4. Of, relating to, or being the keys used as base positions for the fingers in touch-typing: The home row on a standard keyboard consists of the keys for A, S, D, F, J, K, L, ;, and '.
1. At, to, or toward the direction of home: going home for lunch.
2. On or into the point at which something is directed: The arrow struck home.
3. To the center or heart of something; deeply: Your comments really hit home.
v. homed, hom·ing, homes
To go or return to one's residence or base of operations.
1. To guide (a missile or aircraft) to a target.
2. Chiefly British
a. To arrange to have (an animal) placed in a home.
b. To take (an animal) into one's home.

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