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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)

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.

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."