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Love, love, love—all the wretched cant of it, masking egotism, lust, masochism, fantasy under a mythology of sentimental postures, a welter of self-induced miseries and joys, blinding and masking the essential personalities in the frozen gestures of courtship, in the kissing and the dating and the desire, the compliments and the quarrels which vivify its barrenness.
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English

Etymology

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).

Pronunciation

Noun

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Singular
home

Plural
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  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 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.
  2. 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.
  3. The place where a person was raised. Childhood or parental home. Home of one’s parents or guardian.
    I left home last year.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. (gaming) In various games, the ultimate point aimed at in a progress; the goal.
  8. (baseball) The plate at which the batter stands. The home base.
  9. (lacrosse) The place of a player in front of an opponent’s goal; also, the player.
  10. (Internet) The landing page of a website; the site's home page

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Verb

Infinitive
to home

Third person singular
hom

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to home (third-person singular simple present hom, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (usually with "in on") To seek or aim for something.
    The missile was able to home on the target.

Translations

Adjective

home (not comparable)

Positive
home

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. Of or pertaining to one’s dwelling or country; domestic; not foreign; as home manufactures; home comforts.
  2. Close; personal; pointed; as, a home thrust.

Derived terms

Adverb

home (not comparable)

Positive
home

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. To one’s home or country; as in the phrases, go home, come home, carry home.
  2. Close; closely.
    How home' the charge reaches us, has been made out. —South.
    They come home to men’s business and bosoms. —Bacon.
  3. 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.
  4. (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.

Usage notes

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.

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Catalan

Etymology

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.

Noun

home m.

  1. man

Esperanto

Etymology

From homo.

Adverb

home

  1. humanly

Finnish

(index ho)

Pronunciation

  • IPA: [ˈho̞me̞ˣ], X-SAMPA: ["home(?)]
  • Hyphenation: ho‧me
  • Rhymes: -e

Noun

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home

  1. mildew, mould

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