bring home

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v bring home make understandable and clear "This brings home my point"
    • v bring home earn as a salary or wage "How much does your wife take home after taxes and other deductions?"
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Bring home to prove, to impress
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Quotations

  • Babe Ruth
    Babe Ruth
    “Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.”
  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel%20Johnson
    “In traveling, a man must carry knowledge with him, if he would bring home knowledge.”
  • Cyril Connolly
    Cyril%20Connolly
    “Words today are like the shells and rope of seaweed which a child brings home glistening from the beach and which in an hour have lost their luster.”

Idioms

Bring home the bacon - A person who brings home the bacon earns the money that a family live on.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. bringan, to carry, to bring; allied perh. to Bear.

Usage

In literature:

I shall take him up somewhere on the Rhine, to bring him home for Christmas, as I come back on my own little tour.
"The Letters of Charles Dickens" by Charles Dickens
Each winter resort brings home to us the power of the British doctor.
"Stray Studies from England and Italy" by John Richard Greene
BRING HOME THE ANCHOR, TO, is to weigh it.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
Why does the cat bring home living animals to her kittens, while the dog buries dead animals?
"Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Nature Study" by Ontario Ministry of Education
However it attracted Lucilla to Miss Wells, so that Honora did not fear leaving her on going to bring home little Owen.
"Hopes and Fears scenes from the life of a spinster" by Charlotte M. Yonge
I'll take her home with me this afternoon, and bring her back along with a doctor to-morrow.
"Cavanaugh: Forest Ranger" by Hamlin Garland
Here enemies have possession of the man's home, and he brings back no help, only himself.
"Homer's Odyssey" by Denton J. Snider
I can easily find a boy to bring home the things, and I am sure it won't hurt me a bit.
"Virginia" by Ellen Glasgow
If so minded, hie you to the nearest grove and, digging down through the mid-winter's snow, bring home a spadeful of leaf-mould.
"The Log of the Sun" by William Beebe
She would go home to Loring, and try to bring herself to accept him.
"The Vicar of Bullhampton" by Anthony Trollope
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In poetry:

Wavelets
At Tsu in Shiga, your home, lady,
Your parting path,
Among the river shallows,
A glimpse brings grief.
"Wavelets" by Kakinomoto no Asomi Hitomaro
"Oh, joy," he cried, "not all the way
Farther from home we go!
The rain will come another day
And bring another bow!"
"The Golden Key" by George MacDonald
O that the joyful day were come
To finish our distress!
When God shall bring his children home
Our songs shall never cease.
"Psalm 14 part 2" by Isaac Watts
Sing away, Oh sing away!
My father's ship sails swiftly home:
O'er the wind-blown waves a-foam
What gifts will be bring away?
"Song (Sing Away, Oh Sing Away!)" by Oliver Madox Brown
When Arthur first in court began,
And was approvèd king,
By force of armes great victorys wonne,
And conquest home did bring;
"Sir Lancelot Du Lake" by Thomas Percy
Then up they took that lothly dame,
And home anone they bringe:
And there Sir Gawaine he her wed,
And married her with a ringe.
"The Marriage of Sir Gawaine" by Anonymous British

In news:

Familiarity With Rayburn Brings Home Classic Berth For Collins.
Brentwood brings home titles in soccer, track and field.
With Halloween just around the corner, bring home a fresh pumpkin filled with dries and fresh flowers.
Students bring home flyers and brochures for almost everything nowadays, but one particular flyer has been causing concern in high schools around the area.
Charles brings home cup, needs PKs to get by rival St Charles West.
Ramona Brazilian Jiu Jitsu's competition team made a strong showing at the Grappling X tournament in La Jolla, bringing home 11 medals.
Grief -stricken Ishpeming brings home a championship.
LYNDHURST — A township chef fell just short of bringing home the top prize on Fox's cooking-themed reality show "Hell's Kitchen" Monday night.
Pressure builds to bring home an American jailed in Cuba.
Clayton Kuhles is bringing home legendary fliers who crashed in the rugged mountains between China and India.
My husband just loves it when I bring home match outfits for the entire family because I have scheduled family pictures.
Beat Navy and bring home the coveted Commander- in-Chief 's Trophy.
Instead of coming back from your next vacation with a tan and bug bites, why not bring home a story about "running into" your favorite celebrity.
On a cold and windy day, the traditional powers in Class 4A cross country ran remarkable races to dominate the 17-team field and deny Valencia its hope of appearing in the top three and bringing home some state hardware.
For the First Responders at home, who hold down the fort, bring home the stripples, over-decorate 4 the holidays, & raise kind kids Viva la Mommies.
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In science:

The results for T = 20 are more dramatic and bring home the need and power of importance sampling.
An Introduction to Monte Carlo Simulation of Statistical physics Problem
The results for T = 20 mfp are more dramatic and bring home the need and power of importance sampling.
Monte Carlo: Basics
Because our brains would anticipate that the leap is only temporary, and tones that follow need to bring us closer and closer to the starting point, or harmonic “home”.
Music in Terms of Science
The flavor of sound that is produced by a ma jor chord, with a minor seventh add (as in dominant seventh), renders a particularly dominant (wanting-to-go-tothe-home-chord) sound, which in turn brings out a stronger feeling of tonality to a piece of music.
Music in Terms of Science
The possibilities of extra dimensions and new light scalar fields are strongly suggested by string theory, and bring home the importance of a wide-ranging program to search for deviations from general relativity.
Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology: Cosmic Laboratories for New Physics (Summary of the Snowmass 2001 P4 Working Group)
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