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This article needs a lot of work, mostly formatting. — Hippietrail 03:16, 24 Jun 2004 (UTC)

I've tried my best and this stuff (below) was removed because I'm not sure that it belongs in the main article:--Williamsayers79 21:22, 23 December 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

At home.

(a) At one’s own house, or lodgings.
(b) In one’s own town or country; as, peace abroad and at home.
(c) Prepared to receive callers.
(d) At one’s parents’ or guardian’s home or lodgings.

{Home department}, the department of executive administration, by which the internal affairs of a country are managed. [Eng.]

{To be at home on any subject}, to be conversant, familiar or comfortable with it.

{To feel at home}, to be at one’s ease.

{To make oneself at home}, to conduct one’s self with as much freedom as if at home.

Leave home.

(a) To go outside the home.
(b) To move out of one’s parents’ home or the home of one’s legal guardian. To move out for autonomy.

{To prepare to leave home}, to seek autonomy.


Derived terms[edit]

  • home base: (baseball), the base at which the batsman stands and which is the last goal in making a run.
  • home farm: {grounds}, etc., the farm, grounds, etc., adjacent to the residence of the owner.
  • home lot: (US) an enclosed plot on which the owner’s home stands.
  • home page
  • home rule: rule or government of an appendent or dependent country, as to all local and internal legislation, by means of a governing power vested in the people within the country itself, in contradistinction to a government established by the dominant country; as, home rule in Ireland. Also used adjectively; as, home-rule members of Parliament.
  • home ruler: one who favours or advocates home rule.
  • home run: (baseball), a complete circuit of the bases made before the batted ball is returned to the home base.
  • home stretch: (sports) that part of a race course between the last curve and the winning post.
  • home thrust: a well directed or effective thrust; one that wounds in a vital part; hence, in controversy, a personal attack.

Derived terms[edit]

  • to bring home. See under bring.
  • to come home.
    (a) To touch or affect personally. See under come.
    (b) (Naut.) To drag toward the vessel, instead of holding firm, as the cable is shortened; — said of an anchor.
  • to haul home the sheets of a sail: (Naut.), to haul the clews close to the sheave hole. —Totten.


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As a shortened form of homeboy, I don't think that exists. The cite given is for homes, where it is already correctly described as an alternative to the more common holmes (though I think it was more commonly pronounced like homes up until the 80s or so), which by the way is definitely not related to Sherlock Holmes. GaylordFancypants (talk) — This unsigned comment was added by GaylordFancypants (talkcontribs) at 03:39, 30 July 2018 (UTC).Reply[reply]

RFV-failed Kiwima (talk) 21:35, 4 September 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

In the home of one's parents[edit]

at home reads In the home of one's parents. Can the adverb home also be used for such a meaning? --Backinstadiums (talk) 17:47, 14 January 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Home of one's ancestors, even if one has never been there?[edit]

''Hobson-Jobson'' has this:

  • HOME. In Anglo-Indian and colonial speech this means England.
    • 1837.—"Home always means England; nobody calls India home—not even those who have been here thirty years or more, and are never likely to return to Europe."—Letters from Madras, 92.
    • 1865.—"You may perhaps remember how often in times past we debated, with a seriousness becoming the gravity of the subject, what article of food we should each of us respectively indulge in, on our first arrival at home."—Waring, Tropical Resident, 154.
    • So also in the West Indies: 1830.—"... 'Oh, your cousin Mary, I forgot—fine girl, Tom—may do for you at home yonder' (all Creoles speak of England as home, although they may never have seen it)."—Tom Cringle, ed. 1863, 238.

Equinox 23:19, 14 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]