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definition of the word home

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From Middle English hom < Old English hām < Proto-Germanic *heimaz < Proto-Indo-European *tkoi-, an o-grade variant of *tkei-. Cognate with German Heim, Swedish hem, Dutch heem and heim-, and the place-name segment -ham (village).

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home (plural homes)

  1. One’s own dwelling place; the house or structure in which one lives; especially the house in which one lives with his family; the habitual abode of one’s family; also, one’s birthplace.
    The disciples went away again to their own home. —John xx. 10.
    Home is the sacred refuge of our life. —Dryden.
    Home! home! sweet, sweet home! There’s no place like home. —Payne.
  2. One’s native land; the place or country in which one dwells; the place where one’s ancestors dwell or dwelt.
    Our old home England. —Hawthorne.
  3. The place where a person was raised. Childhood or parental home. Home of one’s parents or guardian.
    I left home last year.
  4. The abiding place of the affections, especially of the domestic affections.
    He entered in his house — his home no more, For without hearts there is no home. —Byron.
  5. The locality where a thing is usually found, or was first found, or where it is naturally abundant; habitat; seat.
    the home of the pine.
    Her eyes are homes of silent prayer. —Tennyson.
    Flandria, by plenty made the home of war. —Prior.
  6. A place of refuge and rest; an asylum; as, a home for outcasts; a home for the blind; hence, especially, the grave; the final rest; also, the native and eternal dwelling place of the soul.
    Man goeth to his long home, and the mourners go about the streets. —Eccl. xii.
  7. (gaming) In various games, the ultimate point aimed at in a progress; the goal.
  8. (baseball) The plate at which the batter stands. The home base.
  9. (lacrosse) The place of a player in front of an opponent’s goal; also, the player.
  10. (Internet) The landing page of a website; the site's home page

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