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Pronunciation of Home  

English Meaning

  1. A place where one lives; a residence.
  2. The physical structure within which one lives, such as a house or apartment.
  3. A dwelling place together with the family or social unit that occupies it; a household.
  4. An environment offering security and happiness.
  5. A valued place regarded as a refuge or place of origin.
  6. The place, such as a country or town, where one was born or has lived for a long period.
  7. The native habitat, as of a plant or animal.
  8. The place where something is discovered, founded, developed, or promoted; a source.
  9. A headquarters; a home base.
  10. Baseball Home plate.
  11. Games Home base.
  12. An institution where people are cared for: a home for the elderly.
  13. Computer Science The starting position of the cursor on a text-based computer display, usually in the upper left corner of the screen.
  14. Computer Science A starting position within a computer application, such as the beginning of a line, file, or screen or the top of a chart or list.
  15. Of or relating to a home, especially to one's household or house: home cooking; home furnishings.
  16. Taking place in the home: home care for the elderly.
  17. Of, relating to, or being a place of origin or headquarters: the home office.
  18. Sports Relating to a team's sponsoring institution or to the place where it is franchised: a home game; the home field advantage.
  19. Of, relating to, or being the keys used as base positions for the fingers in touch-typing: The home row on a standard keyboard consists of the keys for A, S, D, F, J, K, L, and ;.
  20. At, to, or toward the direction of home: going home for lunch.
  21. On or into the point at which something is directed: The arrow struck home.
  22. To the center or heart of something; deeply: Your comments really hit home.
  23. To go or return to one's residence or base of operations.
  24. To be guided to a target automatically, as by means of radio waves.
  25. To move or lead toward a goal: The investigators were homing in on the truth.
  26. To guide (a missile or aircraft) to a target automatically.
  27. at home Available to receive visitors: at home on Thursdays.
  28. at home Comfortable and relaxed; at ease: at home in diplomatic circles.
  29. at home Feeling an easy competence and familiarity: at home in French.
  30. home free Out of jeopardy; assured of success: We had our hardest exams first and were home free after that.

   

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