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noun 
  1. 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.
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.
  1. 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.
  1. The place where a person was raised. childhood, Childhood or parental home. Home of one"s parents or guardian.
I left last year.
  1. 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.
  1. 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.
  1. 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.
  1. In various games, the ultimate point aimed at in a progress; the goal.
  2. (baseball) The plate at which the batter stands. The home base.
  3. (lacrosse) The place of a player in front of an opponent"s goal; also, the player.
verb (hom, ing)
  1. (usually with "in on") To seek or aim for something.
The missile was able to on the target.
adjective 
  1. Of or pertaining to one"s dwelling or country; domestic; not foreign; as home manufactures; home comforts.
  2. close, Close; personal; pointed; as, a home thrust.
adverb 
  1. To one"s home or country; as in the phrases, go home, come home, carry home.
  2. close, Close; closely.
'How the charge reaches us, has been made out. "South.
They come to men"s business and bosoms. "Bacon.
  1. 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.
Etymology: hom < hamOld English, hÄm < (Ger.)
  • heimaz < (PIE.)
  • tkoi-, an o-grade variant of
  • tkei-. Cognate with German Heim, Dutch heem, and the place-name segment -ham "village."



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