Definition of "home" []

  • A place where one lives; a residence. (noun)
  • The physical structure within which one lives, such as a house or apartment. (noun)
  • A dwelling place together with the family or social unit that occupies it; a household. (noun)
  • An environment offering security and happiness. (noun)
  • A valued place regarded as a refuge or place of origin. (noun)
  • The place or a place where one lives (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A house or other dwelling (noun)
  • A family or other group living in a house or other place (noun)
  • A person's country, city, etc, esp viewed as a birthplace, a residence during one's early years, or a place dear to one (noun)
  • The environment or habitat of a person or animal (noun)
  • The place where something is invented, founded, or developed (noun)
  • A building or organization set up to care for orphans, the aged, etc (noun)
  • One's own ground (noun)
  • The objective towards which a player strives in certain sports (noun)
  • An area where a player is safe from attack (noun)
  • One of two positions of play nearest the opponents' goal (noun)
  • A player assigned to such a position (noun)
  • Britain, esp England (noun)
  • Of, relating to, or involving one's home, country, etc; domestic (adjective)
  • (of an activity) done in one's house (adjective)
  • Effective or deadly (adjective)
  • Relating to one's own ground (adjective)
  • Central; principal (adjective)
  • To or at home (adverb)
  • To or on the point (adverb)
  • To the fullest extent (adverb)
  • (of nautical gear) into or in the best or proper position (adverb)
  • (of birds and other animals) to return home accurately from a distance (verb)
  • To direct or be directed onto a point or target, esp by automatic navigational aids (verb)
  • To send or go home (verb)
  • To furnish with or have a home (verb)
  • To be directed towards a goal, target, etc (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "home" in a sentence
  • "Peltier lived in a big brownstone on Danforth Street, close by the beautiful Italianate Victoria Mansion, which his home resembled in miniature."
  • "Mercier's home was a huge white place with landscaped gardens and so many rooms that a search party would have to be organized if anybody got lost on the way to the bathroom."
  • "I think I was talking about them all: the man on the mast; Grace and Curtis Peltier; a woman and child, a year earlier, lying on the floor of a cheap apartment; another woman, another child, in the kitchen of our home in Brooklyn a year before that again; my father, my mother, my grandfather; a little boy with a bullet wound for an eye."