- One"s own dwelling place; the house or structure in which one lives; especially the house in which one lives with his family; the habitual abode of one"s family; also, one"s birthplace.
verb (hom, ing)
- The disciples went away again to their own . "John xx. 10.
- Home is the sacred refuge of our life. "Dryden.
- Home! home! sweet, sweet ! There"s no place like . "Payne.
- One"s native land; the place or country in which one dwells; the place where one"s ancestors dwell or dwelt.
- Our old England. "Hawthorne.
- The place where a person was raised. childhood, Childhood or parental home. Home of one"s parents or guardian.
- I left last year.
- The abiding place of the affections, especially of the domestic affections.
- He entered in his house " his no more, For without hearts there is no . "Byron.
- The locality where a thing is usually found, or was first found, or where it is naturally abundant; habitat; seat.
- the of the pine.
- Her eyes are homes of silent prayer. "Tennyson.
- Flandria, by plenty made the of war.'' "Prior.
- A place of refuge and rest; an asylum; as, a home for outcasts; a home for the blind; hence, especially, the grave; the final rest; also, the native and eternal dwelling place of the soul.
- Man goeth to his long , and the mourners go about the streets. "Eccl. xii.
- In various games, the ultimate point aimed at in a progress; the goal.
- (baseball) The plate at which the batter stands. The home base.
- (lacrosse) The place of a player in front of an opponent"s goal; also, the player.
- (usually with "in on") To seek or aim for something.
- The missile was able to on the target.
- Of or pertaining to one"s dwelling or country; domestic; not foreign; as home manufactures; home comforts.
- close, Close; personal; pointed; as, a home thrust.
- To one"s home or country; as in the phrases, go home, come home, carry home.
- close, Close; closely.
Etymology: hom < hamOld English, hÄm < (Ger.) < (PIE.) tkoi-, an o-grade variant of tkei-. Cognate with German Heim, Dutch heem, and the place-name segment -ham "village."
- 'How the charge reaches us, has been made out. "South.
- They come to men"s business and bosoms. "Bacon.
- To the place where it belongs; to the end of a course; to the full length.
- to drive a nail
- to ram a cartridge
- Wear thy good rapier bare and put it . "Shak.
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