Home

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.

Read more about Home:  Terminology, Psychological Impact

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Federal Housing Administration
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Dresden - Infrastructure - Public Utilities
... It is home to the Landtag of Saxony and the ministries of the Saxon Government ... 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 ...
Homeschooling
... 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 other formal settings of public or ... to public or private schools outside the home ... abroad, to allow for more traveling, while many young athletes and actors are taught at home ...
Attractions - Northeast and Northern Iowa
... 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:

    It is, indeed, at home that every man must be known by those who would make a just estimate either of his virtue or felicity; for smiles and embroidery are alike occasional, and the mind is often dressed for show in painted honour, and fictitious benevolence.
    Samuel Johnson (1709–1784)

    A home without a cat—and a wellfed, wellpetted and properly revered cat—may be a home, perhaps, but how can it prove title?
    Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835–1910)

    I would have gone home to my mother, but I’m not that crazy about my mother.
    Cher (20th century)