What is home?

  • (adv): At or to or in the direction of one's home or family.
    Example: "He stays home on weekends"; "after the game the children brought friends home for supper"; "I'll be home tomorrow"; "came riding home in style"; "I hope you will come home for Christmas"; "I'll take her home"; "don't forget to write home"
    See also — Additional definitions below

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".

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Some articles on home:

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 private school ... with a learning environment as an alternative to public or private schools outside the home ... traveling, while many young athletes and actors are taught at home ...
Dresden - Infrastructure - Public Utilities
... It is home to the Landtag of Saxony and the ministries of the Saxon Government ... 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 ...
1953 - Events - April
... 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 ...
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 ...
Federal Housing Administration
... It insured loans made by banks and other private lenders for home building and home buying ... standards and conditions, provide an adequate home financing system through insurance of mortgage loans, and to stabilize the mortgage market ...

More definitions of "home":

  • (adj): Inside the country.
    Example: "The British Home Office has broader responsibilities than the United States Department of the Interior"
    Synonyms: interior, internal, national
  • (adv): On or to the point aimed at.
    Example: "The arrow struck home"
  • (noun): (baseball) base consisting of a rubber slab where the batter stands; it must be touched by a base runner in order to score.
    Example: "He ruled that the runner failed to touch home"
    Synonyms: home plate, home base, plate
  • (noun): Where you live at a particular time.
    Example: "Deliver the package to my home"; "he doesn't have a home to go to"
    Synonyms: place
  • (adv): To the fullest extent; to the heart.
    Example: "Drove the nail home"; "drove his point home"; "his comments hit home"
  • (noun): An institution where people are cared for.
    Example: "A home for the elderly"
    Synonyms: nursing home, rest home
  • (adj): Relating to or being where one lives or where one's roots are.
    Example: "My home town"
  • (noun): A social unit living together.
    Example: "The teacher asked how many people made up his home"
    Synonyms: family, household, house, menage
  • (noun): The country or state or city where you live.
    Example: "Canadian tariffs enabled United States lumber companies to raise prices at home"; "his home is New Jersey"
  • (noun): The place where you are stationed and from which missions start and end.
    Synonyms: base
  • (adj): Used of your own ground.
    Example: "A home game"
  • (noun): An environment offering affection and security.
    Example: "Home is where the heart is"; "he grew up in a good Christian home"; "there's no place like home"
  • (noun): Place where something began and flourished.
    Example: "The United States is the home of basketball"
  • (verb): Return home accurately from a long distance.
    Example: "Homing pigeons"
  • (verb): Provide with, or send to, a home.

Famous quotes containing the word home:

    Why don’t you come up sometime ‘n see me ? I’m home every evening ... come on up, I’ll tell your fortune.
    Harvey Thew, screenwriter, John Bright, screenwriter, and Lowell Sherman. Lady Lou (Mae West)

    We have not the motive to prepare ourselves for a “life-work” of teaching, of social work—we know that we would lay it down with hallelujah in the height of our success, to make a home for the right man. And all the time in the background of our consciousness rings the warning that perhaps the right man will never come. A great love is given to very few. Perhaps this make-shift time filler of a job is our life work after all.
    Ruth Benedict (1887–1948)

    Success four flights Thursday morning all against twenty one mile wind started from Level with engine power alone speed through air thirty one miles longest 57 second inform Press home Christmas.
    Orville Wright (1871–1948)