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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English home, hom, hoom, ham, from Old English hām (village, hamlet, manor, estate, home, dwelling, house, region, country), from Proto-Germanic *haimaz (home, village), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱóymos (village, home).

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Noun[edit]

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home (plural homes)

  1. A dwelling.
    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.
      • circa 1526, William Tyndale, Bible (Tyndale): John, xx, 10:
        And the disciples wet awaye agayne vnto their awne home.
      • 1808, John Dryden, Walter Scott (editor), The Works of John Dryden:
        Thither for ease and soft repose we come: / Home is the sacred refuge of our life; / Secured from all approaches, but a wife.
      • 1822, John Howard Payne, Home! Sweet Home!:
        Home! home! sweet, sweet home! / There’s no place like home, there’s no place like home.
      • 1893, Walter Besant, “Prologue”, in The Ivory Gate:
        Athelstan Arundel walked home all the way, foaming and raging. No omnibus, cab, or conveyance ever built could contain a young man in such a rage. His mother lived at Pembridge Square, which is four good measured miles from Lincoln's Inn.
      • 2013 June 29, “High and wet”, The Economist, volume 407, number 8842, page 28: 
        Rock-filled torrents smashed vehicles and homes, burying victims under rubble and sludge.
    2. The place where a person was raised; Childhood or parental home; home of one’s parents or guardian.
      • 2004, Jean Harrison, Home:
        The rights listed in the UNCRC cover all areas of children's lives such as their right to have a home and their right to be educated.
    3. The abiding place of the affections, especially of the domestic affections.
    4. A place of refuge, rest or care; an asylum.
      a home for outcasts;   a home for the blind;   a veterans' home
    5. (by extension) The grave; the final rest; also, the native and eternal dwelling place of the soul.
      • 1769, King James Bible, Oxford Standard text, Ecclesiastes, xii, 5:
        [] because man goeth to his long home, and the mourners go about the streets: []
  2. One’s native land; the place or country in which one dwells; the place where one’s ancestors dwell or dwelt.
    • 1863, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Our Old Home: A Series of English Sketches:
      Visiting these famous localities, and a great many others, I hope that I do not compromise my American patriotism by acknowledging that I was often conscious of a fervent hereditary attachment to the native soil of our forefathers, and felt it to be our own Old Home.
    • 1980, Peter Allen, song, I Still Call Australia Home:
      I've been to cities that never close down / From New York to Rio and old London town / But no matter how far or how wide I roam / I still call Australia home.
  3. 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
    • 1706, Matthew Prior, An Ode, Humbly Inscribed to the Queen, on the ẛucceẛs of Her Majeẛty's Arms, 1706, as republished in 1795, Robert Anderson (editor), The Works of the British Poets:
      [] Flandria, by plenty made the home of war, / Shall weep her crime, and bow to Charles r'estor'd, []
    • 1849, Alfred Tennyson, In Memoriam A. H. H.:
      Her eyes are homes of silent prayer, / Nor other thought her mind admits / But, he was dead, and there he sits, / And he that brought him back is there.
    • 2013 September 7, “Nodding acquaintance”, The Economist, volume 408, number 8852: 
      Africa is home to so many premier-league diseases (such as AIDS, childhood diarrhoea, malaria and tuberculosis) that those in lower divisions are easily ignored.
  4. A focus point.
    1. (gaming, in various games) The ultimate point aimed at in a progress; the goal.
      The object of Sorry! is to get all four of your pawns to your home.
    2. (baseball) Home plate.
    3. (lacrosse) The place of a player in front of an opponent’s goal; also, the player.
    4. (Internet) The landing page of a website; the site's homepage.
  5. (US, slang) Shortened form of homeboy.
    • 2008, Breaking Bad, Cancer Man:
      Jesse Pinkman: Hey, homes. I'm joking! Ok? I'm totally joking!

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Verb[edit]

home (third-person singular simple present homes, present participle homing, simple past and past participle homed)

  1. (usually with "in on") To seek or aim for something.
    The missile was able to home in on the target.
    • 2008 July, Ewen Callaway, New Scientist:
      Much like a heat-seeking missile, a new kind of particle homes in on the blood vessels that nourish aggressive cancers, before unleashing a cell-destroying drug.

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Adjective[edit]

home (not comparable)

  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.

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home (not comparable)

  1. To one’s home or country.
    go home, come home, carry home.
  2. Close; closely.
    • 1625, Francis Bacon, dedication to the Duke of Buckingham, in Essays Civil and Moral,
      I do now publish my Essays; which of all my other works have been most current : for that, as it seems, they come home to men's business and bosoms.
    • 1718, Robert South, Twelve Sermons Preached at Several Times, And upon ẛeveral Occasions,
      How home the charge reaches us, has been made out by ẛhewing with what high impudence ẛome amongẛt us defend sin, ...
  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
    • c.1603, William Shakespeare The Tragedy of Othello, The Moor of Venice, Act 5, Scene 1,
      ... Wear thy good rapier bare, and put it home: ...
  4. In one's place of residence or one's customary or official location; at home.
    Everyone's gone to watch the game; there's nobody home.
  5. (UK, soccer) Into the goal.
    • 2004, Tottenham 4-4 Leicester, BBC Sport: February,
      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.
  6. (Internet) To the home page.
    Click here to go home.

Usage notes[edit]

  • 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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Asturian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin homō, hominem.

Noun[edit]

home m (plural homes)

  1. man
  2. person
  3. husband

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Catalan[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Provençal omne, from Latin homō, hominem (human being).

Noun[edit]

home m (plural homes or hòmens)

  1. man
  2. husband

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Esperanto[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From homo.

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home

  1. humanly

Finnish[edit]

(index ho)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: ho‧me
  • Rhymes: -ome
  • IPA(key): [ˈho̞me̞ˣ]

Noun[edit]

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home

  1. mildew, mould

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Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin homō, hominem.

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home m (plural homes)

  1. human
  2. man (adult male)
  3. male human
  4. spouse

Interjection[edit]

home

  1. man! Expresses surprise.

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

English home

Noun[edit]

home f (invariable)

  1. home (initial position of various computing objects)

Mirandese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin homō, hominem.

Noun[edit]

home m (plural homes)

  1. man
  2. husband

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Novial[edit]

Noun[edit]

home (plural homes)

  1. person

Old Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

home m

  1. Alternative form of ome.