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home - Dictionary definition and meaning for word home

Definition
(noun) where you live at a particular time
Synonyms : place
Example Sentence
  • deliver the package to my home
  • he doesn't have a home to go to
  • your place or mine?

Definition
(noun) housing that someone is living in
Example Sentence
  • he built a modest dwelling near the pond
  • they raise money to provide homes for the homeless

Definition
(noun) the country or state or city where you live
Example Sentence
  • Canadian tariffs enabled United States lumber companies to raise prices at home
  • his home is New Jersey

Definition
(noun) (baseball) base consisting of a rubber slab where the batter stands; it must be touched by a base runner in order to score
Synonyms : home base , home plate , plate
Example Sentence
  • he ruled that the runner failed to touch home

Definition
(noun) the place where you are stationed and from which missions start and end
Synonyms : base

Definition
(noun) place where something began and flourished
Example Sentence
  • the United States is the home of basketball

Definition
(noun) an environment offering affection and security
Example Sentence
  • home is where the heart is
  • he grew up in a good Christian home
  • there's no place like home

Definition
(noun) a social unit living together
Synonyms : family , house , household , menage
Example Sentence
  • 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

Definition
(noun) an institution where people are cared for
Synonyms : nursing home , rest home
Example Sentence
  • a home for the elderly

Definition
(verb) provide with, or send to, a home
Definition
(verb) return home accurately from a long distance
Example Sentence
  • homing pigeons

Definition
(adj) used of your own ground
Example Sentence
  • a home game

Definition
(adj) relating to or being where one lives or where one's roots are
Example Sentence
  • my home town

Definition
(adj) inside the country
Synonyms : interior , internal , national
Example Sentence
  • the British Home Office has broader responsibilities than the United States Department of the Interior
  • the nation's internal politics

Definition
(adv) at or to or in the direction of one's home or family
Example Sentence
  • 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

Definition
(adv) on or to the point aimed at
Example Sentence
  • the arrow struck home

Definition
(adv) to the fullest extent; to the heart
Example Sentence
  • drove the nail home
  • drove his point home
  • his comments hit home

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