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Synonyms of home in English:

noun

  • 1 the floods forced people to flee their homes
    place of residence, accommodation, property, a roof over one's head;
    address, location, place
    informal pad
    British informal digs
  • 2 there is a growing demand for new homes
    house, flat, apartment, bungalow, cottage, terraced house, semi-detached house, detached house
    informal semi
  • 3 I spent long stretches of time far from my home
    native land, homeland, home town, birthplace, roots, fatherland, motherland, mother country, country of origin, land of one's fathers, the old country
  • 4 a private home for the elderly
    institution, residential home, nursing home, old people's home, retirement home, convalescent home, rest home, children's home;
    hospice, shelter, refuge, retreat, asylum, hostel
  • 5 Piedmont is the home of Italy's finest red wines
    domain, realm, place of origin, source, cradle, fount, fountainhead
  • 6 Montana is home to a surprising number of rare animals
    natural habitat, natural environment, natural territory, habitat, home ground, stamping ground, haunt
  • Phrases

    at home

    1
  • 1 I told him I'd be at home most of the day
    in, in one's house, present, available, indoors, inside, here
    [Antonyms] out
  • 2 Milan was one of the big cities where she felt very much at home
    at ease, comfortable, relaxed, content, confident, at peace, in one's element
    [Antonyms] ill at ease
  • 3 he was not particularly at home with mathematics
    [Antonyms] unused to
  • 4 she took to her room and was not at home to friends
    entertaining, receiving, playing host to, showing hospitality to
  • bring something home to someone

    2
    Art's illness brought home to them the gravity of the situation
    make someone realize, make someone understand, make someone aware of, make someone conscious of, make something clear to someone, drive home, press home, impress upon someone, draw attention to, focus attention on, point up, underline, highlight, spotlight, foreground, emphasize, stress

    hit home

    3
    See hit

    nothing to write home about

    4
    informal his looks were nothing to write home about
    [Antonyms] exceptional
    informal OK, so-so, bog-standard, fair-to-middling, (plain) vanilla, no great shakes, not so hot, not up to much
    British informal common or garden
    North American informal ornery
    New Zealand informal half-pie

    adjective

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  • 1 we need to stimulate demand within the UK home market
    [Antonyms] foreign, international
  • 2 a sale of home produce
    home-made, home-grown, locally produced, family, local
  • verb

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    Phrases

    home in on

    1
    a teaching style which homes in on what is of central importance for each pupil
    focus on, focus attention on, concentrate on, zero in on, centre on, fix on, aim at, highlight, spotlight, underline, pinpoint
    informal zoom in on

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    oikophobia fear of home

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