home: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (hōm), [key]
— n., adj., adv., v., homed, hom•ing.
- a house, apartment, or other shelter that is the usual residence of a person, family, or household.
- the place in which one's domestic affections are centered.
- an institution for the homeless, sick, etc.: a nursing home.
- the dwelling place or retreat of an animal.
- the place or region where something is native or most common.
- any place of residence or refuge: a heavenly home.
- a person's native place or own country.
- (in games) the destination or goal.
- a principal base of operations or activities: The new stadium will be the home of the local football team.
- one of three attack positions nearest the opposing goal.
- Tell him I'm not at home. We are always at home to her.
- in one's own house or place of residence.
- in one's own town or country.
- prepared or willing to receive social visits:Tell him I'm not at home. We are always at home to her.
- in a situation familiar to one; at ease:She has a way of making everyone feel at home.
- well-informed; proficient:to be at home in the classics.
- played in one's hometown or on one's own grounds:The Yankees played two games at home and one away.
- of, pertaining to, or connected with one's home or country; domestic: home products.
- principal or main: the corporation's home office.
- reaching the mark aimed at: a home thrust.
- played in a ball park, arena, or the like, that is or is assumed to be the center of operations of a team:Cf. away (def. 14). The pitcher didn't lose a single home game all season.
- to, toward, or at home: to go home.
- deep; to the heart: The truth of the accusation struck home.
- to the mark or point aimed at: He drove the point home.
- sails sheeted home.
- into the position desired; perfectly or to the greatest possible extent:sails sheeted home.
- in the proper, stowed position:The anchor is home.
- toward its vessel:to bring the anchor home.
- to make evident to; clarify or emphasize for: The irrevocability of her decision was brought home to her.
- having safely achieved one's goal.
- If we can finish more than half the work today, we'll be home free.
- assured of finishing, accomplishing, succeeding, etc.:If we can finish more than half the work today, we'll be home free.
- certain to be successfully finished, accomplished, secured, etc.:With most of the voters supporting it, the new law is home free.
- to comment especially on; remark on: The town was nothing to write home about. His cooking is really something to write home about.
- to go or return home.
- (of guided missiles, aircraft, etc.) to proceed, esp. under control of an automatic aiming mechanism, toward a specified target, as a plane, missile, or location (often fol. by in on): The missile homed in on the target.
- to navigate toward a point by means of coordinates other than those given by altitudes.
- to have a home where specified; reside.
- to bring or send home.
- to provide with a home.
- to direct, esp. under control of an automatic aiming device, toward an airport, target, etc.
Pronunciation: (hym), [key]
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