• WordNet 3.6
    • adj home inside the country "the British Home Office has broader responsibilities than the United States Department of the Interior","the nation's internal politics"
    • adj home used of your own ground "a home game"
    • adj home relating to or being where one lives or where one's roots are "my home town"
    • adv home 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"
    • adv home to the fullest extent; to the heart "drove the nail home","drove his point home","his comments hit home"
    • adv home on or to the point aimed at "the arrow struck home"
    • v home return home accurately from a long distance "homing pigeons"
    • v home provide with, or send to, a home
    • n home housing that someone is living in "he built a modest dwelling near the pond","they raise money to provide homes for the homeless"
    • n home an institution where people are cared for "a home for the elderly"
    • n home (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"
    • n home 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"
    • n home 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"
    • n home the place where you are stationed and from which missions start and end
    • n home 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?"
    • n home place where something began and flourished "the United States is the home of basketball"
    • n home 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"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

The letter from home The letter from home
The barber shop quartette on the trip home The barber shop quartette on the trip home
Home Home
James G. Blaine's Home James G. Blaine's Home

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Mars is the home of Olympus Mons, the largest known volcano in our solar system
    • Home 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."
    • Home Close; closely. "How home the charge reaches us, has been made out.""They come home to men's business and bosoms."
    • Home Close; personal; pointed; as, a home thrust.
    • Home In various games, the ultimate point aimed at in a progress; goal
    • Home Of or pertaining to one's dwelling or country; domestic; not foreign; as home manufactures; home comforts.
    • Home 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]."
    • Home 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 .""Home is the sacred refuge of our life.""Home ! home ! sweet, sweet home !
      There's no place like home ."
    • n Home hōm (Zoöl) See Homelyn.
    • Home (Baseball) The home base; as, he started for home .
    • Home 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 ."
    • Home 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.""Flandria, by plenty made the home of war."
    • Home (Games) The place of a player in front of an opponent's goal; also, the player.
    • Home (Games) The plate at which the batter stands; same as home base and home plate.
    • Home To one's home or country; as in the phrases, go home, come home, carry home.
    • Home 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 ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In the U.S. 7 out of 10 homes use candles
    • n home A dwelling; the residence of a family or household; a seat of domestic life and interests; hence, one's abode; the house in which one has his fixed or usual residence, or which he regards as his definite dwelling-place.
    • n home The place or region in which one lives; one's own locality or country.
    • n home The place or region where some specified thing is most common, indigenous, or native; the seat or native habitat.
    • n home An institute or establishment designed to afford the comforts of domestic life to the homeless, sick, or destitute: as, a sailors’ or soldiers’ home; a home for the aged.
    • n home In games, the ultimate point to which a player runs, or to which effort is directed; the goal.
    • n home Specifically— In base-ball, the space or base immediately in front of the batters’ position. See base-ball.
    • n home In lacrosse, the position of a player who stands just in front of his opponents’ goal, and who tries to throw the ball through it; also, the player himself.
    • n home In the position of being thoroughly familiar with a subject; conversant: as, to be at home in a science.
    • n home In one's own country.
    • n home Prepared to receive social calls or visits: a conventional phrase. Hence, as a noun
    • n home A time fixed for receiving callers; a reception.
    • home Connected with one's home or place of abode, or with one's country; domestic: often opposed to foreign.
    • home Close; to the point; effective; coming home to the subject or the thing: as, a home thrust in argument; a home blow in boxing.
    • home In sporting: Situated near or at the goal; final: as, the home stretch; the home base.
    • home Reaching, or enabling a player to reach, home or the goal: as, a home run; a home hit.
    • home To, toward, or at home, in any sense of that word.
    • home To the point; to the mark aimed at; so as to produce an intended effect; effectively; satisfactorily; closely: as, to strike home; to charge home; to speak home.
    • home To dwell; have a home; also (chiefly in the present participle), to go home instinctively, as a carrier-pigeon. See homing.
    • home To bring, carry, or send home: as, the homing of the harvest; to home a carrier-pigeon.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Baseball's home plate is 17 inches wide.
    • n Home hōm one's house or country: place of constant residence: the residence of a family: the seat, as of war: a charitable institution where domestic comforts are given to the destitute
    • adj Home pertaining to one's dwelling or country: domestic: close: severe
    • adv Home pertaining to one's habitation or country: close: closely: to the point: effectively
    • n Home cloth made at home
    • adj Home in the direction of home
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  • Emily Dickinson
    “Where thou art, that is home.”
  • Edward Everett
    Edward Everett
    “There is no sanctuary of virtue like home.”
  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    “He is the happiest, be he king or peasant, who finds peace in his home.”
  • Thomas Moore
    Thomas Moore
    “The ordinary acts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest.”
  • Latin Proverb
    Latin Proverb
    “He makes his home where the living is best.”
  • William Shakespeare
    “People usually are the happiest at home.”


An Englishman's home is his castle - (UK) This means that what happens in a person's home or private life is their business and should not be subject to outside interference.
Bring home the bacon - A person who brings home the bacon earns the money that a family live on.
Charity begins at home - This idiom means that family members are more important than anyone else, and should be the focus of a person's efforts.
Drive home - The idiomatic expression 'drive home' means 'reinforce' as in 'The company offered unlimited technical support as a way to drive home the message that customer satisfaction was its highest priority.'
Feel at home - If you feel relaxed and comfortable somewhere or with someone, you feel at home.
Hit home - If something hits home, it is understood completely and has a strong effect as people accept it even though it is negative.
Home and hearth - 'Home and hearth' is an idiom evoking warmth and security.
Home is where you lay your hat - Wherever you are comfortable and at ease with yourself is your home, regardless where you were born or brought up.('Home is where you lay your head' and 'Home is where you hang your hat' are also used.)
Home stretch - The home stretch is the last part of something, like a journey, race or project.
Home sweet home - This is said when one is pleased to be back at one's own home.
Home, James - (UK) This is a cliched way of telling the driver of a vehicle to start driving. It is supposed to be an order to a chauffeur (a privately employed driver). The full phrase is 'Home, James, and don't spare the horses'.
Nothing to write home about - Something that is not special or good is nothing to write home about.
Till the cows come home - This idioms means 'for a very long time'. ('Until the cows come home' is also used.)
When the chickens come home to roost - When a person pays dearly for something bad he or she did in the past, the chickens come home to roost.


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. hom, ham, AS. hām,; akin to OS. hēm, D. & G. heim, Sw. hem, Dan. hiem, Icel. heimr, abode, world, heima, home, Goth. haims, village, Lith. këmas, and perh. to Gr. kw`mh village, or to E. hind, a peasant; cf. Skr. kshēma, abode, place of rest, security, kshi, to dwell. √20, 220


In literature:

He rode home, but it was not home.
"The Bishop of Cottontown" by John Trotwood Moore
Mr. Home noticed nothing; but Mrs. Home's thin face grew more and more worn, and Hinton's heart ached as he watched it.
"How It All Came Round" by L. T. Meade
And if three or four went out of the old home nest!
"A Little Girl in Old New York" by Amanda Millie Douglas
But "Home, Sweet Home," moves to tears and enthusiasm.
"A Little Girl of Long Ago" by Amanda Millie Douglas
But she had hardly touched the pillow when she was asleep again in her new home, Boston.
"A Little Girl in Old Boston" by Amanda Millie Douglas
I saw the cobbler's boy carry home a pair of boots there this morning.
"Deerbrook" by Harriet Martineau
The man went home in haste, and managed to collect six pounds, all that remained of the large quantity he brought home!
"Chatterbox, 1906" by Various
For the first time in his life his very soul thrills with a far-reaching, divine sense of home.
"Floyd Grandon's Honor" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
He arrived home yesterday and last night Anne came to Springdale on her way home from St. Mary's.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1905 to 1906" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
Then I carried those poor little kittens home and fed 'hem up and found good homes for them.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1909 to 1922" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
Willie was glad to get home again, and they were all glad to have him home.
"Allison Bain" by Margaret Murray Robertson
Nearer and nearer we came to her home, the home which all thought she had left for ever.
"Roger Trewinion" by Joseph Hocking
The ideal home could not exist unless presided over by a home-maker.
"The Eugenic Marriage, Vol. 3 (of 4)" by W. Grant Hague
She'd ride Master Jenkins' mare home and turn her loose to come home.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States from Interviews with Former Slaves, Arkansas Narratives, Part 4" by Work Projects Administration
While the mistress of the home is gradually subsiding from the first stage to the second, take a look at the home.
"Children's Literature" by Charles Madison Curry
The house was sweet and homely.
"The Manxman A Novel - 1895" by Hall Caine
People in the East Indies always sent their children home to be educated.
"The Life of Charles Dickens, Vol. I-III, Complete" by John Forster
The other, a young lady, will probably remain at home for a time.
"The American Missionary -- Volume 54, No. 3, July, 1900" by Various
And that was his home, his father's home.
"A Little Girl in Old Philadelphia" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
In most homes they do much as they please.
"The American Missionary -- Volume 54, No. 4, October, 1900" by Various

In poetry:

Leaking, reeking, nail-sick,
Rolling home again
With their scurvy-rotten seamen
And the plunder of the Main.
"The Queen's Ships" by Cicely Fox Smith
"Patience, love!--keep heart! keep hope!
To your weary rover,
What a home our home will be,
When the war is over!"
"When The War Is Over" by Margaret Junkin Preston
And are we not at home in Thee,
And all this world a visioned show,
That, knowing what Abroad is, we
What Home is too may know?
"A Prayer for the Past: Now far from my old northern land," by George MacDonald
For are we not at home in thee,
And all this world a visioned show;
That, knowing what Abroad is, we
What Home is too may know?
"A Prayer for the Past: All sights and sounds of day and yea" by George MacDonald
But every house where Love abides,
And Friendship is a guest,
Is surely home, and home-sweet-home:
For there the heart can rest.
"A Home Song" by Henry Van Dyke
Joyful with the smiling year,
We will smile, for Home is near!--
Strangers will our song repeat--
Strangers feel that Home is sweet!
"Dulce Domum," by Helen Maria Williams

In news:

Our community is dealing with a serious shortage of licensed foster homes for children who are removed from their biological homes because of abuse and/or neglect.
Noah Addis/The Star-Ledger Christina Symanski works on a painting at her home in Linden home in this 2007 file photo.
Fusing a Home Theater into a Historic Home.
Zsa Gabor 's home has bounced on and off the market over the past few years, with the Bel Air home sustaining a steady series of price cuts.
A home security camera in Taylor captured an image of a man before a break-in at the home next door.
BRITTNEY EDELMAN/SUN NEWS Gathering Place volunteers organize various home decor scenes in the warehouse to help potential buyers visualize how the pieces may look in their homes.
The owners of this unusual luxury home set out to build "the greenest home in its class," a place that might influence other affluent cultural and business leaders.
Sydney Weaver Bey with Homes.com joined us today to shed some light on "home- gating " or tail- gating at home.
See the landscape designer's home to be featured on the 36th annual Lakewood Home Tour.
Travelers Home and Marine Insurance Co. Home Gaulin v Travelers Home and Marine Insurance Co. An insurance broker may not owe a duty to an individual who is not a client or a named insured.
Denise Jackson, the owner of a home in Gentilly that was being operated illegally as an unlicensed group home, is talking about going legitimate.
A couple waters down the ashes of their home near Choctaw High School in Choctaw, OK, Friday, April 10, 2009 after a wildfire destroyed their home and dozens of others.
The West African tradition of pairing peanuts with fowl found an early home in South Carolina homes.
Share your own Unique Home Solution by going to our website at www.indystyle.tv and clicking on Unique Home Solutions.
But snowbirds aren't the only ones who are making the 213-site RV park their temporary home away from home.

In science:

In particular, if Y ∈ C is simple then (Y ⊠1)J ∈ HomE (B, A) is simple, and so is (1⊠Y op )J by a similar argument.
From Subfactors to Categories and Topology II. The quantum double of tensor categories and subfactors
Given a semisimple ob ject M of some abelian category such that M is an E-module we shall write Mρ = HomE (ρ, M ) for ρ ∈ Irr E and we have M = ⊕ρ∈Irr E (ρ ⊗ Mρ ) with E acting only on the ρ-factor and where Mρ is in our abelian category.
Character sheaves on disconnected groups, II
Details on the implementation can be found in (ALICE Home Page 2000).
Logic-Based Specification Languages for Intelligent Software Agents
For some of the languages discussed in (Leite 2003) a working interpreter exists: see (Implementations of Logic Programs Updates Home Page for details.
Logic-Based Specification Languages for Intelligent Software Agents
Star formation in SSC-starburst galaxies does not much resemble that closer to home.
Watching the Birth of Super Star Clusters
HLR Home Location Register database is used for storage and management of subscriptions.
EPspectra: A Formal Toolkit for Developing DSP Software Applications
The home location register stores permanent data about subscribers, including a subscriber’s service profile, location information, and activity status.
EPspectra: A Formal Toolkit for Developing DSP Software Applications
On the PDSF system, these routines are in /home/users/wwoodvas/local/deephome/idlpro and /home/users/wwoodvas/local/deephome/snidlpro.
Rates and Progenitors of Type Ia Supernovae
Now since the random graph has weak elimination of imaginaries, for any A there is A′ in the home sort ¯M such that acl(A) = dcl(A′ ).
Constructing the hyperdefinable group from the group configuration
Our initial prototype had icons for screen navigation – “Home”, “Back”, and “Forward”.
Human Information Processing with the Personal Memex
Each “Find” screen has the home, back, forward, and Preferences buttons.
Human Information Processing with the Personal Memex
Unrestricted application of such scripts will overload websites and given network speeds, the typical user doesn’t need their own personal digital sky at their home installation.
ARCHANGEL Galaxy Photometry System
The so-called Homes law, ns ∝ σ(Tc ) ˙Tc , literally means that an high-temperature superconductor should be a bad conductor just above Tc .
Route to Room-Temperature Superconductivity from a Practical Point of View
Secondly, when a new language is formed (at t), she may belong to the same family as the home language or a new family may be started in the meantime; which means that, the families fragment (by the probability hfam).
The physics of randomness and regularities for languages (lifetimes, family trees, and the second languages); in terms of random matrices
Sociability and Mobility Concepts for the Connected Home. In N.
Ambient Multimodality: an Asset for Developing Universal Access to the Information Society