Definition of Home


  • an institution where people are cared for
    "a home for the elderly"
    - nursing home - rest home
  • a social unit living together
    "he 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"
  • an environment offering affection and security
    "home is where the heart is"
    "he grew up in a good Christian home"
    "there's no place like home"
  • place where something began and flourished
    "the United States is the home of basketball"
  • the place where you are stationed and from which missions start and end
  • (baseball) base consisting of a rubber slab where the batter stands
    it must be touched by a base runner in order to score
    "he ruled that the runner failed to touch home"
    - home plate - home base
  • the country or state or city where you live
    "Canadian tariffs enabled United States lumber companies to raise prices at home"
    "his home is New Jersey"
  • housing that someone is living in
    "he built a modest dwelling near the pond"
    "they raise money to provide homes for the homeless"
    - dwelling house
  • where you live at a particular time
    "deliver the package to my home"
    "he doesn't have a home to go to"
    "your place or mine?"


  • return home accurately from a long distance
    "homing pigeons"
  • provide with, or send to, a home


  • inside the country
    "the British Home Office has broader responsibilities than the United States Department of the Interior"
    "the nation's internal politics"
  • relating to or being where one lives or where one's roots are
    "my home town"
  • used of your own ground
    "a home game"


  • to the fullest extent
    to the heart
    "drove the nail home"
    "drove his point home"
    "his comments hit home"
  • on or to the point aimed at
    "the arrow struck home"
  • at or to or in the direction of one's home or family
    "He 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"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

Word games points for the Home

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Unscramble home

19 unscramble word found using the letters home.

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