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EnglishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English home, hom, hoom, ham, from Old English hām (village, hamlet, manor, estate, home, dwelling, house, region, country), from Proto-Germanic *haimaz (home, village), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱóymos (village, home).

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NounEdit

home (plural homes)

  1. (heading) A dwelling.
    1. One’s own dwelling place; the house or structure in which one lives; especially the house in which one lives with his family; the habitual abode of one’s family; also, one’s birthplace.
      • c. 1526, William Tyndale, Bible (Tyndale): John, xx, 10:
        And the disciples wet awaye agayne vnto their awne home.
      • 1808, John Dryden, Walter Scott (editor), The Works of John Dryden:
        Thither for ease and soft repose we come: / Home is the sacred refuge of our life; / Secured from all approaches, but a wife.
      • 1822, John Howard Payne, Home! Sweet Home!:
        Home! home! sweet, sweet home! / There’s no place like home, there’s no place like home.
      • 1892, Walter Besant, “Prologue: Who is Edmund Gray?”, in The Ivory Gate: A Novel, New York, N.Y.: Harper & Brothers, Franklin Square, OCLC 16832619, page 16:
        Athelstan Arundel walked home all the way, foaming and raging. No omnibus, cab, or conveyance ever built could contain a young man in such a rage. His mother lived at Pembridge Square, which is four good measured miles from Lincoln's Inn.
      • 2013 June 29, “High and wet”, in The Economist, volume 407, number 8842, page 28:
        Rock-filled torrents smashed vehicles and homes, burying victims under rubble and sludge.
    2. The place where a person was raised; Childhood or parental home; home of one’s parents or guardian.
      • 2004, Jean Harrison, Home:
        The rights listed in the UNCRC cover all areas of children's lives such as their right to have a home and their right to be educated.
    3. The abiding place of the affections, especially of the domestic affections.
    4. Those things which make a house home-like.
      It's what you bring into a house that makes it a home
    5. A place of refuge, rest or care; an asylum.
      a home for outcasts;  a home for the blind;  a veterans' home
    6. (by extension) The grave; the final rest; also, the native and eternal dwelling place of the soul.
      • 1769, King James Bible, Oxford Standard text, Ecclesiastes, xii, 5:
        [] because man goeth to his long home, and the mourners go about the streets: []
  2. One’s native land; the place or country in which one dwells; the place where one’s ancestors dwell or dwelt.
    • 1863, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Our Old Home: A Series of English Sketches:
      Visiting these famous localities, and a great many others, I hope that I do not compromise my American patriotism by acknowledging that I was often conscious of a fervent hereditary attachment to the native soil of our forefathers, and felt it to be our own Old Home.
    • 1908, W[illiam] B[lair] M[orton] Ferguson, Zollenstein, New York, N.Y.: D. Appleton & Company, OCLC 29686887 , chapter IV:
      So this was my future home, I thought! Certainly it made a brave picture. I had seen similar ones fired-in on many a Heidelberg stein. Backed by towering hills, [] a sky of palest Gobelin flecked with fat, fleecy little clouds, it in truth looked a dear little city; the city of one's dreams.
    • 1980, Peter Allen, song, I Still Call Australia Home:
      I've been to cities that never close down / From New York to Rio and old London town / But no matter how far or how wide I roam / I still call Australia home.
  3. The locality where a thing is usually found, or was first found, or where it is naturally abundant; habitat; seat.
    the home of the pine
    • 1706, Matthew Prior, An Ode, Humbly Inscribed to the Queen, on the ẛucceẛs of Her Majeẛty's Arms, 1706, as republished in 1795, Robert Anderson (editor), The Works of the British Poets:
      [] Flandria, by plenty made the home of war, / Shall weep her crime, and bow to Charles r'estor'd, []
    • 1849, Alfred Tennyson, In Memoriam A. H. H.:
      Her eyes are homes of silent prayer, / Nor other thought her mind admits / But, he was dead, and there he sits, / And he that brought him back is there.
    • 2013 September 7, “Nodding acquaintance”, in The Economist, volume 408, number 8852:
      Africa is home to so many premier-league diseases (such as AIDS, childhood diarrhoea, malaria and tuberculosis) that those in lower divisions are easily ignored.
  4. (heading) A focus point.
    1. (board games) The ultimate point aimed at in a progress; the goal.
      The object of Sorry! is to get all four of your pawns to your home.
    2. (baseball) Home plate.
    3. (lacrosse) The place of a player in front of an opponent’s goal; also, the player.
    4. (Internet) The landing page of a website; the site's homepage.
  5. (US, slang) Shortened form of homeboy.
    • 2008, Breaking Bad, Cancer Man:
      Jesse Pinkman: Hey, homes. I'm joking! OK? I'm totally joking!
  6. (computing) Clipping of home directory.

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TranslationsEdit

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VerbEdit

home (third-person singular simple present homes, present participle homing, simple past and past participle homed)

  1. (usually with "in on") To seek or aim for something.
    The missile was able to home in on the target.
    • 2008 July, Ewen Callaway, New Scientist:
      Much like a heat-seeking missile, a new kind of particle homes in on the blood vessels that nourish aggressive cancers, before unleashing a cell-destroying drug.

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AdjectiveEdit

home (not comparable)

  1. Of or pertaining to one’s dwelling or country; domestic; not foreign; as home manufactures; home comforts.
  2. Close; personal; pointed; as, a home thrust.

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AdverbEdit

home (not comparable)

  1. to home
    1. to one's place of residence or one's customary or official location
      go home, come home, carry home
    2. to one's place of birth
    3. to the place where it belongs; to the end of a course; to the full length
      to drive a nail home; to ram a cartridge home
      • c.1603, William Shakespeare The Tragedy of Othello, The Moor of Venice, Act 5, Scene 1,
        ... Wear thy good rapier bare, and put it home: ...
    4. (Internet) to the home page
      Click here to go home.
  2. in one's place of residence or one's customary or official location; at home
    Everyone's gone to watch the game; there's nobody home.
  3. close; closely; to the center; deep
    • 1625, Francis Bacon, dedication to the Duke of Buckingham, in Essays Civil and Moral,
      I do now publish my Essays; which of all my other works have been most current : for that, as it seems, they come home to men's business and bosoms.
    • 1718, Robert South, Twelve Sermons Preached at Several Times, And upon ẛeveral Occasions,
      How home the charge reaches us, has been made out by ẛhewing with what high impudence ẛome amongẛt us defend sin, ...
  4. (Britain, soccer) into the goal
    • 2004, Tottenham 4-4 Leicester, BBC Sport: February,
      Walker was penalised for a picking up a Gerry Taggart backpass and from the resulting free-kick, Keane fired home after Johnnie Jackson's initial effort was blocked.
  5. (nautical) into the right, proper or stowed position
    Sails sheeted home.

Usage notesEdit

  • Home is often used in the formation of compound words, many of which need no special definition; as, home-brewed, home-built, home-grown, etc.

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AsturianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin homō, hominem.

NounEdit

home m (plural homes)

  1. man
  2. person
  3. husband

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CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Catalan home, hom, from Old Provençal omne, ome, from Latin homō, hominem (human being), from Old Latin hemō, from Proto-Italic *hemō, from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰmṓ (earthling).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

home m (plural homes or hòmens)

  1. man
  2. husband

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Classical NahuatlEdit

NumeralEdit

ho̊me

  1. (Codex Magliabechiano) Obsolete spelling of ōme

EsperantoEdit

EtymologyEdit

From homo.

AdverbEdit

home

  1. humanly

FinnishEdit

(index ho)

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈhomeˣ/
  • Hyphenation: ho‧me
  • Rhymes: -ome

NounEdit

 
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home

  1. mildew, mold

DeclensionEdit

Inflection of home (Kotus type 48/hame, no gradation)
nominative home homeet
genitive homeen homeiden
homeitten
partitive hometta homeita
illative homeeseen homeisiin
homeihin
singular plural
nominative home homeet
accusative nom. home homeet
gen. homeen
genitive homeen homeiden
homeitten
partitive hometta homeita
inessive homeessa homeissa
elative homeesta homeista
illative homeeseen homeisiin
homeihin
adessive homeella homeilla
ablative homeelta homeilta
allative homeelle homeille
essive homeena homeina
translative homeeksi homeiksi
instructive homein
abessive homeetta homeitta
comitative homeineen

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GalicianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Portuguese ome, omẽe, from Latin homō, hominem.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

home m (plural homes)

  1. human
  2. man (adult male)
  3. male human
  4. spouse

Usage notesEdit

  • Home is a false friend, and does not mean home. Galician equivalents are shown in the "Translations" section of the English entry home.

InterjectionEdit

home

  1. man! Expresses surprise.

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ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English home.

NounEdit

home f (invariable)

  1. (computing) home (initial position of various computing objects)

MirandeseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin homō, hominem.

NounEdit

home m (plural homes)

  1. man
  2. husband

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NovialEdit

NounEdit

home c (plural homes)

  1. person

Old FrenchEdit

Alternative formsEdit

see hom for alternative nominative singular forms

EtymologyEdit

From Latin hominem, accusative singular of homō, with the loss of the -in- syllable. The nominative form hom, om, on, hon derives from the Latin nominative homō.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

home m (oblique plural homes, nominative singular hom, nominative plural home)

(oblique case)

  1. man (male adult human being)
  2. man (mankind; Homo sapiens)
    • circa 1120, Philippe de Taon, Bestiaire, line 476:
      O HOM de sancte vie, entent que signefie
      O MAN of sacred life, listen to what this means
  3. vassal; manservant

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DescendantsEdit

  • Middle French: homme
    • French: homme
    • French: on (from the nominative)

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Old PortugueseEdit

NounEdit

home m

  1. Alternative form of ome

Old ProvençalEdit

NounEdit

home m (oblique plural homes, nominative singular hom, nominative plural home)

  1. Alternative form of ome

PortugueseEdit

NounEdit

home m (plural homes)

  1. (nonstandard) Alternative form of homem