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Definition of 'home'


  1. 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?"
       Synonyms: place
  2. housing that someone is living in; "he built a modest dwelling near the pond"; "they raise money to provide homes for the homeless"
       Synonyms: dwelling domicile abode habitation dwelling house
  3. 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"
  4. 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"
  5. an institution where people are cared for; "a home for the elderly"
       Synonyms: nursing home rest home
  6. the place where you are stationed and from which missions start and end
       Synonyms: base
  7. 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"
       Synonyms: family household house menage
  8. (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"
       Synonyms: home plate home base plate
  9. place where something began and flourished; "the United States is the home of basketball"


  1. provide with, or send to, a home
  2. return home accurately from a long distance; "homing pigeons"


  1. used of your own ground; "a home game"
       Antonyms: away
  2. relating to or being where one lives or where one's roots are; "my home town"
  3. inside the country; "the British Home Office has broader responsibilities than the United States Department of the Interior"; "the nation's internal politics"
       Synonyms: interior internal national


  1. 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"
  2. on or to the point aimed at; "the arrow struck home"
  3. to the fullest extent; to the heart; "drove the nail home"; "drove his point home"; "his comments hit home"

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