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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
home (noun)
1.
a) one's place of residence - domicile
b) - house
2.
the social unit formed by a family living together
3.
a) a familiar or usual setting congenial environment , also the focus of one's domestic attention - home is where the heart is
b) - habitat
4.
a) a place of origin - salmon returning to their home to spawn , also one's own country - having troubles at home and abroad
b) - headquarters home of the dance company
5.
an establishment providing residence and care for people with special needs - homes for the elderly
6.
the objective in various games , especially - home plate
home (adverb)
1.
to or at one's home - go home stayed home all day
2.
a) to a final, closed, or ultimate position - drive a nail home
b) to or at an ultimate objective (as a goal or finish line)
3.
to a vital sensitive core - the truth struck home
home (adjective)
1.
of, relating to, or being a home, place of origin, or base of operations - home office
2.
prepared, done, or designed for use in a home - home remedies home cooking a home videotape system
3.
operating or occurring in a home area - the home team home games
home (verb)
intransitive verb
1.
to go or return home
2.
of an animal to return accurately to one's home or natal area from a distance
3.
to proceed to or toward a source of radiated energy used as a guide - missiles home in on radar
4.
transitive verb
to proceed or direct attention toward an objective - science is homing in on the mysterious human process Samuel Glucksberg to send to or provide with a home
Home (biographical name)
Sir Alec Douglas- 1903–1995 British prime min. (1963–64)
Home (biographical name)
William Douglas- 1912–1992 British dram. - bro. of prec.
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
home (noun)
1.
the place where one lives
SYNONIMS:
abode, diggings, domicile, dwelling, fireside, habitation, hearth, hearthstone, house, lodging, pad, place, quarters, residence, roof
RELATED WORDS:
accommodations, housing, nest, residency, shelter; bungalow, cabin, casita, chalet, cottage; duplex, ranch, ranch house, saltbox, semi [], split level, townhome, town house, tract house, triplex; apartment, apartment house, condominium, flat, tenement, tenement house, walk-up; penthouse, salon, suite; barracks, billet, boardinghouse, dorm, dormitory, lodging house, lodgment ( lodgement), room(s), rooming house; castle, château, countryseat, estate, hall, manor, manor house, mansion, palace, villa; farmhouse, grange, hacienda, homestead; double-wide, houseboat, house trailer, mobile home, motor home, recreational vehicle, trailer; hermitage, manse, parsonage, rectory, vicarage; hooch ( hootch) [], hovel, hut, hutch, shack, shanty
home (noun)
2.
the place where a plant or animal is usually or naturally found
SYNONIMS:
habitat, niche, range, territory
RELATED WORDS:
element, environment, environs, haunt, locality, milieu, neighborhood, setting, surroundings
home (noun)
3.
the land of one's birth, residence, or citizenship
SYNONIMS:
fatherland, home, homeland, mother country, motherland, sod
RELATED WORDS:
old country; community, neighborhood
home (noun)
4.
those who live as a family in one house
SYNONIMS:
extended family, home, house, ménage
RELATED WORDS:
blood, folks, kin, kindred, kinfolk ( kinfolks), kinsfolk, kith; brood; nuclear family; clan, community
home (noun)
5.
a place of origin
SYNONIMS:
cradle, home, mother country, motherland
RELATED WORDS:
hometown; Blighty [], country, nativity, old country, roots
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