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

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 (1908–1992)

    Keep the home fires burning,
    While your hearts are yearning,
    Though your lads are far away
    They dream of home.
    There’s a silver lining
    Through the dark cloud shining;
    Turn the dark cloud inside out,
    Till the boys come home.
    Lena Guilbert Ford (1870–1916)

    Our home has been nothing but a play-room. I’ve been your doll-wife here, just as at home I was Papa’s doll-child. And the children have been my dolls in their turn. I liked it when you came and played with me, just as they liked it when I came and played with them. That’s what our marriage has been, Torvald.
    Henrik Ibsen (1828–1906)