[həʊm] or [hom]
(noun.) an institution where people are cared for; 'a home for the elderly'.
(noun.) 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'.
(noun.) 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?'.
(noun.) place where something began and flourished; 'the United States is the home of basketball'.
(noun.) 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'.
(verb.) return home accurately from a long distance; 'homing pigeons'.
(verb.) provide with, or send to, a home.
(adj.) relating to or being where one lives or where one's roots are; 'my home town' .
(adj.) inside the country; 'the British Home Office has broader responsibilities than the United States Department of the Interior'; 'the nation's internal politics' .
(adj.) used of your own ground; 'a home game' .
(adv.) 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'.
(adv.) to the fullest extent; to the heart; 'drove the nail home'; 'drove his point home'; 'his comments hit home'.
(adv.) on or to the point aimed at; 'the arrow struck home'.
(n.) See Homelyn.
(n.) One's own dwelling place; the house in which one lives; esp., the house in which one lives with his family; the habitual abode of one's family; also, one's birthplace.
(n.) One's native land; the place or country in which one dwells; the place where one's ancestors dwell or dwelt.
(n.) The abiding place of the affections, especially of the domestic affections.
(n.) The locality where a thing is usually found, or was first found, or where it is naturally abundant; habitat; seat; as, the home of the pine.
(n.) A place of refuge and rest; an asylum; as, a home for outcasts; a home for the blind; hence, esp., the grave; the final rest; also, the native and eternal dwelling place of the soul.
(n.) The home base; he started for home.
(a.) Of or pertaining to one's dwelling or country; domestic; not foreign; as home manufactures; home comforts.
(a.) Close; personal; pointed; as, a home thrust.
(adv.) To one's home or country; as in the phrases, go home, come home, carry home.
(adv.) Close; closely.
(adv.) To the place where it belongs; to the end of a course; to the full length; as, to drive a nail home; to ram a cartridge home.
n. Domicile, dwelling, residence, abode, place of abode, abiding place.
ad. . To one's home.. Close, closely, pointedly.
a. . Domestic, home-born.. Close, pointed, direct, severe, poignant.
n. one's house or country: place of constant residence: the residence of a family: the seat as of war: a charitable institution where domestic comforts are given to the destitute.—adj. pertaining to one's dwelling or country: domestic: close: severe.—adv. pertaining to one's habitation or country: close: closely: to the point: effectively.—adjs. Home′-born native not foreign; Home′bound homeward-bound; Home′-bred bred at home: native: domestic: plain: unpolished; Home′-brewed brewed at home or for home use.—n. Home′-farm the farm near the home or mansion of a gentleman.—adjs. Home′felt felt in one's own breast: inward: private; Home′-grown produced in one's own country not imported; Home′-keep′ing staying at home; Home′less without a home.—n. Home′lessness —adv. Home′lily.—n. Home′liness.—adjs. Home′ly pertaining to home: familiar: plain; Home′-made made at home: made in one's own country: plain.—n. Hom′er a pigeon trained to fly home from a distance.—adj. Home′sick sick or grieved at separation from home.—n. Home′sickness.—adj. Home′spun spun or wrought at home: not made in foreign countries: plain: inelegant.—n. cloth made at home.—ns. Home′stall Home′stead the place of a mansion-house: the enclosures immediately connected with it: original station.—advs. Home′ward Home′wards towards home: towards one's habitation or country.—adj. in the direction of home.—adj. Home′ward-bound bound homeward or to one's native land.—adjs. Hom′ing having a tendency to return home; Hom′y home-like.—Home circuit the south-eastern circuit of Assize including the home counties (except Middlesex) also Cambridgeshire Norfolk and Suffolk; Home counties the counties over and into which London has extended—Middlesex Hertfordshire Essex Kent Surrey; Home Department that part of government which is concerned with the maintenance of the internal peace of the United Kingdom—its headquarters the Home Office its official head the Home Secretary; Home rule a form of self-government claimed by Ireland with a separate parliament for the management of internal affairs.—At home in one's own house: at ease: familiar: a phrase signifying that a family will be at home at a fixed date and ready to receive visitors—as a n.—a reception; Bring home to to prove to in such a way that there is no way of escaping the conclusion: to impress upon; Eat out of house and home to live at the expense of another so as to ruin him; Long home the grave; Make one's self at home to be as free and unrestrained as when in one's own house; Pay home to strike to the quick: to retaliate.
To dream of visiting your old home, you will have good news to rejoice over. To see your old home in a dilapidated state, warns you of the sickness or death of a relative. For a young woman this is a dream of sorrow. She will lose a dear friend. To go home and find everything cheery and comfortable, denotes harmony in the present home life and satisfactory results in business. See Abode.
- Not a bit like home, added Amy. 路易莎·梅·奥尔科特. 小妇人.
- A hard-working man, and not overstrong, he would return to his home from the machine-shop where he was employed, and throw himself on the bed night after night to rest. 鲁伯特·萨金特·荷兰. 历史性发明.
- Indisputably, Mr. Home owned manly self-control, however he might secretly feel on some matters. 夏洛蒂·勃朗特. 维莱特.
- You cannot seriously wish me to stay idling at home all day? 托马斯·哈代. 还乡.
- The four sat down, to breakfast, on the coffee, and some hot rolls and ham which the Dodger had brought home in the crown of his hat. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 雾都孤儿.
- Can you tell me if she's gone home from the party yet? 托马斯·哈代. 还乡.
- Those were the exact words she used--taken down in my diary the moment I got home. 威尔基·柯林斯. 月亮宝石.
- Another is the recommendation to the city and the nation that it should protect arriving immigrants, and if necessary escort them to their homes. 沃尔特·李普曼. 政治序论.
- When this date approaches bands of natives set out from their primitive homes and go, in many instances, hundreds of miles into the forest lowlands. 佚名. 神奇的知识之书.
- Electricity can have no greater mission than improving, strengthening and upbuilding good homes. 佚名. 神奇的知识之书.
- Not only were the cities outwardly more splendidly built, but within the homes of the wealthy there had been great advances in the art of decoration. 赫伯特·乔治·威尔斯. 世界史纲.
- It is in this little place that there was developed the remarkable mixture which is to play so vital a part in the successful construction of these everlasting homes for living millions. 弗兰克·刘易斯·戴尔. 爱迪生的生平和发明.
- It is only by seeing women in their own homes, among their own set, just as they always are, that you can form any just judgment. 简·奥斯汀. 爱玛.
- If our lines had been extended to protect their homes, many of them never would have gone. 尤利西斯·格兰特. U．S．格兰特的个人回忆录.
- These birds can be utilized in this way only in virtue of what is called their homing faculty or instinct, which enables them to find their way back home from surprising distances. 佚名. 神奇的知识之书.