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From Middle English hom < Old English hām < Proto-Germanic *heimaz < Proto-Indo-European *tkoi-, an o-grade variant of *tkei-. Cognate with German Heim, Dutch heem and heim-, and the place-name segment -ham (“‘village’”).
- (UK) enPR: hōm, IPA: /həʊm/, SAMPA: /h@Um/
- (US) enPR: hōm, IPA: /hoʊm/, SAMPA: /hoUm/
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- Rhymes: -əʊm
- 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 home. —John xx. 10.
- Home is the sacred refuge of our life. —Dryden.
- Home! home! sweet, sweet home! There’s no place like home. —Payne.
- One’s native land; the place or country in which one dwells; the place where one’s ancestors dwell or dwelt.
- Our old home England. —Hawthorne.
- The place where a person was raised. Childhood or parental home. Home of one’s parents or guardian.
- I left home last year.
- The abiding place of the affections, especially of the domestic affections.
- He entered in his house — his home no more, For without hearts there is no home. —Byron.
- The locality where a thing is usually found, or was first found, or where it is naturally abundant; habitat; seat.
- the home of the pine.
- Her eyes are homes of silent prayer. —Tennyson.
- Flandria, by plenty made the home 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 home, and the mourners go about the streets. —Eccl. xii.
- (gaming) 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.
- (Internet) The landing page of a website; the site's home page
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Third person singular
- (usually with "in on") To seek or aim for something.
- The missile was able to home on the target.
Adjectivehome (not comparable)
- Of or pertaining to one’s dwelling or country; domestic; not foreign; as home manufactures; home comforts.
- Close; personal; pointed; as, a home thrust.
Adverbhome (not comparable)
- To one’s home or country; as in the phrases, go home, come home, carry home.
- Close; closely.
- How home' the charge reaches us, has been made out. —South.
- They come home 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 home
- to ram a cartridge home
- Wear thy good rapier bare and put it home. —Shak.
- (UK, soccer) Into the goal
- Walker was penalised for a picking up a Gerry Taggart backpass and from the resulting free-kick, Keane fired home after Johnnie Jackson's initial effort was blocked.
Home is often used in the formation of compound words, many of which need no special definition; as, home-brewed, home-built, home-grown, etc.
From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:ca:Template:lang:la derivations]] homo. Compare Esperanto homo, French homme, Interlingua homine, Italian uomo, Portuguese homem, Romanian om, Sardinian ómine, Spanish hombre.
Declension of home
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