home NOUN 1) the place where one lives. 2) an institution for people needing professional care. 3) a place where something flourishes or from which it originated. 4) the finishing point in a race. 5) (in games) the place where a player is free from attack.
ADJECTIVE 1) relating to one's home. 2) made, done, or intended for use in the home. 3) relating to one's own country. 4) (in sport) denoting a team's own ground.
ADVERB 1) to or at one's home. 2) to the end or conclusion of something. 3) to the intended or correct position.
VERB 1) (of an animal) return by instinct to its territory. 2) (home in on) move or be aimed towards.
at home — Cf. ↑at home
bring home to — Cf. ↑bring home to
close to home — Cf. ↑close to home
drive (or hammer) home — Cf. ↑hammer home
hit (or strike) home — Cf. ↑strike home
home and dry — Cf. ↑home and dry
home is where the heart is — Cf. ↑home is where the heart is
DERIVATIVES homeless adjective homelessness noun.
ORIGIN Old English.

English terms dictionary. 2015.

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