A home is a place of residence or refuge. When it refers to a building, it is usually a place in which an individual or a family can live and store personal property. Most modern-day households contain sanitary facilities and a means of preparing food. Animals have their own homes as well, either living in the wild or shared with humans in a domesticated environment. "Home" is also used to refer to the geographical area (whether it be a suburb, town, city or country) in which a person grew up or feels they belong, or it can refer to the native habitat of a wild animal. Sometimes, as an alternative to the definition of "home" as a physical locale ("Home is where you hang your hat"), home may be perceived to have no physical location, instead, home may relate instead to a mental or emotional state of refuge or comfort. Popular sayings along these lines are "Home is where the heart is" or "You can never go home again".
There are cultures in which homes are mobile such as nomadic peoples.
Other articles related to "home":
... Homeschooling or homeschool (also called home education or home based learning) is the education of children at home, typically by parents or by tutors, rather than in ... as an alternative to public or private schools outside the home ... young athletes and actors are taught at home ...
... It insured loans made by banks and other private lenders for home building and home buying ... to improve housing standards and conditions, provide an adequate home financing system through insurance of mortgage loans, and to stabilize the mortgage market ...
... It is home to the Landtag of Saxony and the ministries of the Saxon Government ... in civil and criminal law, the Higher Regional Court of Saxony, has its home in Dresden ... Dresden is home to the Regional Commission of the Dresden Regierungsbezirk, which is a controlling authority for the Saxon Government ...
... April 17 – Mickey Mantle hits a 565 foot (172 m) home run at Griffith Stadium in Washington D.C ... Mantle's home run is believed to be the longest home run in baseball history by many historians ...
... Waterloo is home of the Grout Museum and is headquarters of the Silos Smokestacks National Heritage Area ... Cedar Falls is home of the University of Northern Iowa ... Dyersville is home to the famed Field of Dreams baseball diamond ...
Famous quotes containing the word home:
“Huw: Bron, would you have me to live in this house, and have my wages?
Bronwen: Your home is with your mother.
Huw: It was she who sent me.
Bronwen: From pity.
Huw: No, from sense. If you put clothes on night and morning, let them be my clothes.
Bronwen: Good old man.”
—Philip Dunne (19081992)
“At the violet hour, the evening hour that strives
Homeward, and brings the sailor home from sea,
The typist home at teatime, clears her breakfast, lights
Her stove, and lays out food in tins.”
—T.S. (Thomas Stearns)
“When Dad cant get the diaper on straight, we laugh at him as though he were trying to walk around in high-heel shoes. Do we ever assist him by pointing out that all you have to do is lay out the diaper like a baseball diamond, put the kids butt on the pitchers mound, bring home plate up, then fasten the tapes at first and third base?”
—Michael K. Meyerhoff (20th century)