What is home?

  • (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"
    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:

Federal Housing Administration
... It insured loans made by banks and other private lenders for home building and home buying ... this organization are to improve housing standards and conditions, provide an adequate home financing system through insurance of mortgage loans, and to stabilize the mortgage ...
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 ... with a learning environment as an alternative to public or private schools outside the home ... 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 ... Saxon court 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 ...
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 ...

More definitions of "home":

  • (adj): Used of your own ground.
    Example: "A home game"
  • (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
  • (adv): To the fullest extent; to the heart.
    Example: "Drove the nail home"; "drove his point home"; "his comments hit 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): The place where you are stationed and from which missions start and end.
    Synonyms: base
  • (verb): Return home accurately from a long distance.
    Example: "Homing pigeons"
  • (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"
  • (noun): An institution where people are cared for.
    Example: "A home for the elderly"
    Synonyms: nursing home, rest home
  • (adv): On or to the point aimed at.
    Example: "The arrow struck home"
  • (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
  • (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): Place where something began and flourished.
    Example: "The United States is the home of basketball"
  • (verb): Provide with, or send to, a 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

Famous quotes containing the word home:

    However patriarchal the world, at home the child knows that his mother is the source of all power. The hand that rocks the cradle rules his world. . . . The son never forgets that he owes his life to his mother, not just the creation of it but the maintenance of it, and that he owes her a debt he cannot conceivably repay, but which she may call in at any time.
    Frank Pittman (20th century)

    When cats run home and light is come,
    And dew is cold upon the ground,
    And the far-off stream is dumb,
    And the whirring sail goes round,
    And the whirring sail goes round;
    Alone and warming his five wits,
    The white owl in the belfry sits.
    Alfred Tennyson (1809–1892)

    It’s a dangerous thing to be married right up to the hilt, like my daughter’s husband. The man is at home all day, like a damned soul in hell.
    George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950)