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English adjective: home

1. home used of your own ground

SamplesA home game.

Domain categoryathletics, sport


2. home relating to or being where one lives or where one's roots are

SamplesMy home town.

3. home inside the country

SamplesThe British Home Office has broader responsibilities than the United States Department of the Interior.
The nation's internal politics.

Synonymsinterior, internal, national



English noun: home

1. home (location) where you live at a particular time

SamplesDeliver the package to my home.
He doesn't have a home to go to.
Your place or mine?.


Broader (hypernym)abode, residence

Narrower (hyponym)home away from home, home from home

2. home (artifact) housing that someone is living in

SamplesHe built a modest dwelling near the pond.
They raise money to provide homes for the homeless.

Synonymsabode, domicile, dwelling, dwelling house, habitation

Broader (hypernym)housing, living accommodations, lodging

Narrower (hyponym)cliff dwelling, condo, condominium, fireside, fixer-upper, hearth, hermitage, homestead, house, indian lodge, lake dwelling, lodge, messuage, pile dwelling, semi-detached house, vacation home, yurt

Part holonymbath, bathroom, bedchamber, bedroom, chamber, den, dinette, dining room, dining-room, dressing room, family room, front room, kitchen, living room, living-room, parlor, parlour, sitting room, sleeping accommodation, sleeping room

3. home (location) the country or state or city where you live

SamplesCanadian tariffs enabled United States lumber companies to raise prices at home.
His home is New Jersey.

Broader (hypernym)location

4. home (artifact) (baseball) base consisting of a rubber slab where the batter stands; it must be touched by a base runner in order to score

SamplesHe ruled that the runner failed to touch home.

Synonymshome base, home plate, plate

Broader (hypernym)bag, base

Domain categorybaseball, baseball game

5. home (location) the place where you are stationed and from which missions start and end


Broader (hypernym)location

6. home (location) place where something began and flourished

SamplesThe United States is the home of basketball.

Broader (hypernym)beginning, origin, root, rootage, source

7. home (state) an environment offering affection and security

SamplesHome is where the heart is.
He grew up in a good Christian home.
There's no place like home.

Broader (hypernym)environment

8. home (group) a social unit living together

SamplesHe moved his family to Virginia.
It was a good Christian household.
I waited until the whole house was asleep.
The teacher asked how many people made up his home.

Synonymsfamily, house, household, menage

Broader (hypernym)social unit, unit

Narrower (hyponym)broken home, conjugal family, extended family, foster family, foster home, menage a trois, nuclear family

9. home (artifact) an institution where people are cared for

SamplesA home for the elderly.

Synonymsnursing home, rest home

Broader (hypernym)institution

English adverb: home

1. home at or to or in the direction of one's home or family

SamplesHe stays home on weekends.
After the game the children brought friends home for supper.
I'll be home tomorrow.
Came riding home in style.
I hope you will come home for Christmas.
I'll take her home.
Don't forget to write home.

2. home on or to the point aimed at

SamplesThe arrow struck home.

3. home to the fullest extent; to the heart

SamplesDrove the nail home.
Drove his point home.
His comments hit home.

English verb: home

1. home (social) provide with, or send to, a home

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)domiciliate, house, put up

2. home (motion) return home accurately from a long distance

SamplesHoming pigeons.

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)return

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