- 1The place where one lives permanently, especially as a member of a family or household: the floods forced many people to flee their homes I was nineteen when I left home and went to collegeMás ejemplos en oraciones
- The eye of Hurricane Charley passed directly over the Family Life Center, my home, and the homes of our staff members.
- In the Bantul district to the south, villagers told of trying to rescue family members before homes collapsed.
- This initiative is designed to help military families repair and maintain their homes while family members are on active duty.
- 1.1The family or social unit occupying a permanent residence: he came from a good homeMás ejemplos en oraciones
- White, who came from a good home, managed to spend a fair amount of his life at a host of federal and state penitentiaries.
- Kimberley left the matrimonial home on August 1, 2000.
- The idea is that each visiting student is welcomed into the home as a member of the family.
- 1.2A house or flat considered as a commercial property: low-cost homes for first-time buyers [as modifier]: the growth in home ownershipMás ejemplos en oraciones
- Meanwhile, it emerged yesterday the Government was responsible for fuelling the price of homes to first time buyers.
- This will fund more than 730 affordable homes for rent or low-cost home ownership.
- The next planning application will be the latest in a long line of attempts to revive the site by introducing badly needed homes alongside commercial units.
- 1.3The district or country where one was born or has settled on a long-term basis: they have made Provence their homeMás ejemplos en oraciones
- Maybe six months, or a year tops, but Paris could never be the home to me that Vancouver is.
- I've finally had all my mail re-directed and London is where I consider my home to be now.
- The latter he was to encounter in Toledo, the city that became his permanent home in 1577.
- 1.4A place where something flourishes, is most typically found, or from which it originates: Montana is home to a surprising number of rare mammalsMás ejemplos en oraciones
- The east Midlands, south-eastern England, and East Anglia were home to the most advanced arable farming in the British Isles.
- Los Angeles is the home of rock 'n roll.
- For instance, to complete the Slam, I had to win at St. Andrews, the home of golf.
- 1.5 • informal A place where an object is kept.Más ejemplos en oraciones
- They will remain on show at the museum before finding a permanent home in the school later this year.
- Just press the button - I'll find a permanent home for it as soon as the store is open.
- A rare engine has arrived at the Steam museum where it will make its permanent home.
- 2An institution for people needing professional care or supervision: an old people’s homeMás ejemplos en oraciones
- Yorkshire Care Developments Ltd is taking the action in protest at what it claims are inadequate fees paid to homes for the care of elderly and vulnerable people.
- Four years ago, the former Queensland governor delivered a landmark report into the State's institutional homes.
- The first was a specialized adoption agency; the others were commercial maternity homes.
- 3The finishing point in a race: he was four fences from homeMás ejemplos en oraciones
- After kicking 300m from home to beat Garcia in 7:40.97 seconds, Gebrselassie admitted the fast pace had been a challenge.
- Sir Rembrandt made a mistake at the fifth fence from home which proved costly to his challenge but he battled on to claim second spot.
- The leader gave way to Daliapour over three furlongs out as rider Johnny Murtagh drove for home for all he was worth.
- 3.1(In games) the place where a player is free from attack.Más ejemplos en oraciones
- Sides are chosen; each side must have a ‘home’ at the top and bottom of the ground where the children are playing.
- 3.2(In lacrosse) each of the three players stationed nearest their opponents' goal.Más ejemplos en oraciones
- First home, Janet Roberts, with her dynamic underarm flick, deserved more than the two she obtained.
- 3.4A match played or won by a team on their own ground.Más ejemplos en oraciones
- Here are 14 sample bets, set out on eight example coupons, for all types of bets including homes, aways, draws, correct scores, and double results.
adjetivo[attributive] Volver al principio
- 1Relating to the place where one lives: I don’t have your home addressMás ejemplos en oraciones
- Estate agents told the Saturday Dispatch most home buyers did not look properly through houses they intended to buy.
- Martin's funeral took place to his home parish at the weekend.
- The President pledges to work hard to ensure more home ownership.
- 1.1Made, done, or intended for use in the home: traditional home cooking a home computerMás ejemplos en oraciones
- They can also access and work on their school files from home computers.
- During their visit his mother tried to fatten her up on good home cooking.
- In the next two to five years, you'll see the computer and your home television set merging.
- 1.2Relating to one’s own country: we need to stimulate demand within the UK home marketMás ejemplos en oraciones
- They fixed their policy in relation to that of the home market and home government.
- For it is always easier for true natives to experience the excitement of other cultures on their home turf.
- Citizenship of the Union was to be established and close co-operation on justice and home affairs was to be developed.
- 2(Of a sports team or player) belonging to the country or locality in which a sporting event takes place: the home sideMás ejemplos en oraciones
- Rather sportingly the home team took two men off the field to even up the numbers, not that it made much difference.
- Now you can have a bunch of guys on the visiting team who used to be on the home team.
- At the outset Silsden were put under pressure by the home side who were playing down the slope.
- 2.1Played on or connected with a team’s own ground: their first home match of the seasonMás ejemplos en oraciones
- He made a huge impression and was adored by home fans because he was a local boy.
- Their square has been relaid so local experience of how the pitch plays will be a home advantage.
- On home ground Clane were the first to open the scoring with a well taken point.
- 3North American Denoting the administrative centre of an organization: the company has moved its home officeMás ejemplos en oraciones
- Our CEO can work anywhere in the world and couldn't really tell you where his home office is.
adverbioVolver al principio
- 1To or at the place where one lives: what time did he get home last night?Más ejemplos en oraciones
- The defendant replied that he did not have the money on him and his wife would not be home until later that night.
- She left home on Saturday night dressed all in black and gave no indication where she was going or when she might return.
- My mom was home for the first time in weeks.
- 1.1To the end or conclusion of a race or something difficult: the favourite romped home six lengths clearMás ejemplos en oraciones
- The application of blinkers worked a treat on this filly at Ayr last time when she romped home by eight lengths in a maiden race.
- Although the smart winner was far too good that day, Lisdante ran an honourable race to lead home the remainder.
- La Chunga runs away with the race to lead home a one-two for trainer Jeremy Noseda.
- 1.2To the intended or correct position: he slid the bolt home noisilyMás ejemplos en oraciones
- A pass by Sue Gilmour found Olympian Rhona Simpson in position to slot home the only goal of the first half.
- Paul Proctor stepped up to slide home the first of three penalties on the day.
- Midfielder Jess then turned in a cross to the near post for Ward to slide home his fourth goal of the season beyond Mart Poom.
verbo[no object] Volver al principio
- 1(Of an animal) return by instinct to its territory after leaving it: a dozen geese homing to their summer nesting groundsMás ejemplos en oraciones
- As the sun took a bow, chirping birds homed and went quiet.
- André Desrochers has shown in a relocation study of 200 forest songbirds that birds homed back less often and after greater delays in fragments as opposed to intact forests.
- So while the mother sharks are homing to the same nursing grounds, roving males ensure that the population remains genetically diverse.
- 1.1(Of a pigeon bred for long-distance racing) fly back to or arrive at its loft after being released at a distant point: pigeons who do not home will win no prizesMás ejemplos en oraciones
- Originally from Europe, Northern Africa, and India, the Rock Pigeon was domesticated and raised for food and trained for homing.
- Making these pigeons anosmic had essentially no effect on either the pigeons' orientation or homing.
- Clearly, at least some pigeons make use of landmarks in their homing.
- 2 (home in on) Move or be aimed towards (a target or destination) with great accuracy: more than 100 missiles were launched, homing in on radar emissionsMás ejemplos en oraciones
- The pilots in the first attack used a radio station's mast near Pearl Harbour to home in on.
- As the game progresses the enemies move faster and will home in on you.
- The hook is then baited with a fillet of mackerel, to combine both movement and smell for the fish to home in on.
- 2.1Focus attention on: a teaching style which homes in on what is of central importance for each pupilMás ejemplos en oraciones
- While air-conditioning and alloy wheels are big after-sale sellers for any vehicle, it's the multi-purpose vehicle market which manufacturers are homing in on.
- The MP for Glasgow South West homes in on what really matters.
- The domestic simplicity of his last days may seem twee, but key chapters of the killer's disturbed life are homed in on with skill and insight.
- 3 [with object] Provide (an animal) with a home as a pet: each year thousands of cats which could have been homed are being needlessly put downMás ejemplos en oraciones
- The main argument against Southport Zoo was the location, so surely the beautiful surroundings of the centre would be a more fitting environment for the animals to be homed.
- Donations received for animal adoptions were up by £2,600 to £6,380, partly due to more animals being homed, and partly due to the branch requesting a minimum donation now.
- The reptile, which looks like an alligator, will be kept at the Dangerous Wild Animal Rescue Facility in Great Wakering where more than 400 exotic animals are homed.
- In one’s own house: I told him I’d be at home most of the dayMás ejemplos en oraciones
- There are a lot of 19-year-olds that are living at home or in frat houses that are a mess.
- He said the parents of girls who lived in her boarding house had been contacted at home and given the bad news before they returned to school earlier this week.
- The burglaries happened at around 2 am on Saturday with the residents of both houses at home.
- Ready to receive and welcome visitors: she took to her room and was not at home to friendsMás ejemplos en oraciones
- I relied on him to say whether he was at home to visitors or not.
- A stickler for etiquette, Webb was at home to academicians but saw associates only by appointment.
- ‘Is Carlos in?’ he said. ‘If you mean Carlo, yes, but he's not at home to visitors today’.
- In one’s own neighbourhood, town, or country: he has been consistently successful both at home and abroadMás ejemplos en oraciones
- That implies up to 20 billion yuan would be available for equity investment at home and abroad.
- They monitor what's going on over the fence with our South East Asian neighbours and here at home.
- You cannot defend the Constitution abroad while undermining it at home.
- (With reference to sports fixtures) at a team’s own ground: Spurs drew 1-1 at home to LeedsMás ejemplos en oraciones
- The team lost two games at home last week, both with fourth-quarter fades.
- The team has designs on making the playoffs, and it performs like a playoff team at home but not on the road.
- A team sometimes will play at home one night, leave the next morning and cross two time zones to play the following night.
- Comfortable and at ease in a place or situation: sit down and make yourself at homeMás ejemplos en oraciones
- I'm going to be late for work, again so just make yourselves at home until I get in.
- I really made him feel at home in my house and I never expected this from him.
- Almost two years of campaigning in primaries and for the White House have left him at home in public meetings.
- Confident or relaxed about doing or using something: he was quite at home talking about Eisenstein or BrechtMás ejemplos en oraciones
- Youngsters at a nursery near Swindon will feel right at home singing Old MacDonald's Farm as they will be housed in a former barn.
- Of course, I did as I was instructed and tried to make myself at home with this new rhythmic concept.
- Always an Irish favourite, Justin is equally at home playing pumping house as funky techno and always rocks the party.
bring something home to
- Make (someone) realize the full significance of something: her first-hand account brought home to me the pain of the experienceMás ejemplos en oraciones
- Perhaps the bitter experience of the stock market, which fell by over 60% in the past few months, has brought that point home to all concerned.
- Maybe this tragedy will bring it home to similarly minded people that this is nothing to do with class struggle.
- Mr Grant, defending, said: ‘Mr Harper is full of remorse and the breakdown of his relationship has brought his alcoholism home to him.’
close (or near) to home
- (Of a remark or topic of discussion) relevant or accurate to the point that one feels uncomfortable or embarrassed.Más ejemplos en oraciones
- This hits close to home, because I went bankrupt some years ago behind medical bills.
- I want to get both of your assessments on something very, very close to home for both of you.
- It is the necessary baseline from which Harris makes the leap into her imaginative world, but it can sometimes get a bit too close to home.
- Golf Play the second nine holes in a round of eighteen holes: Forsbrand came home in 30 for a 66 Compare with go out (see go1).Más ejemplos en oraciones
- You have got to get to two or three under on that front nine and I didn't so coming home is a lot more difficult
- He also went out in two under par but succeeded in dropping just one shot to par coming home.
come home to someone
- (Of the significance of something) become fully realized by someone: the full enormity of what was happening came home to SaraMás ejemplos en oraciones
- People love doing it and it really comes home to you at the end when you go up to the wards.
- It was only then that the true lack of Scottish involvement in this tour really came home to us.
- As the train effectively emptied at the Excel Centre it really started coming home to me what I had agreed to do.
drive (or hammer or press or ram) something home
- Make something clearly understood by the use of repeated or forcefully direct arguments: we must drive home the message that crime doesn’t payMás ejemplos en oraciones
- New Labour relied on its supporters in the trade union leadership to ram that message home.
- He was confident, he was direct, he drove his points home.
- Depriving us of the end of the story renders it difficult for him to drive home the central theme of continuity.
hit (or strike) home
- (Of a blow or a missile) reach an intended target.Más ejemplos en oraciones
- However, headguards, whilst absorbing energy from punches, present an even larger target to be hit and thus the number of blows striking home may well increase.
- The move spelt his doom, for the blow struck home, driving the warrior, shield and all, into the side of the bridge.
- The person staggered briefly as her blow struck home.
- (Of words) have the intended, especially unsettling or painful, effect on their audience: she could see that her remark had hit homeMás ejemplos en oraciones
- Okay, so he was drunk and exaggerating (and was fairly remorseful about it the next day), but his words hit home.
- She seemed to not understand what he had said, then the words struck home.
- He spoke slowly, as if trying to make the words hit home.
- (Of the significance or true nature of a situation) become fully realized by someone: the full impact of life as a celebrity began to hit homeMás ejemplos en oraciones
- This is the kind of subject matter that will strike home painfully for many men and women in today's work force.
- Much the same has applied to Scotland since, in the 1990s, the highly-damaging effect of the industrial trouble in schools in the 1980s hit home.
- The cool night air was clearing his head and the enormity of his problem was beginning to hit home.
home and dry (North American home free, Australian /NZ home and hosed)
- British Having successfully achieved or being within sight of achieving one’s objective: at 3-0 up they should have been home and dryMás ejemplos en oraciones
- A seven-minute flurry of activity settled this contest, however, Kilmarnock finding themselves home and dry with two clinical finishes before the break.
- It appeared rather too little too late for the visitors as within less than ten minutes of the restart City looked home and dry.
- When we get done up there, we'll be home free… free to do what we want to do as a couple.
(a) home from (North American away from) home
- British A place where one is as happy, relaxed, or comfortable as in one’s own home.Más ejemplos en oraciones
- In this isolated part of the world, Bluff makes a comforting home away from home - especially with the Cow Canyon Trading Post and Restaurant in town.
- Anyway, the caravan became my home away from home.
- After the city where I was born, the city where my wife was born and the city where we now live, Dublin is home from home.
home is where the heart is
- • proverb Your home will always be the place for which you feel the deepest affection, no matter where you are.Más ejemplos en oraciones
- It's not that she's got anything in particular against Hollywood, you understand, but home is where the heart is and Kelly's heart firmly belongs to Dougie and the UK.
- And if a home is where the heart is, then maybe this one's for me.
- If home is where the heart is, then it is also the primary source of loyalty.
home, James (and don't spare the horses)!
- • dated Used as a humorous way of exhorting the driver of a vehicle to drive home quickly.Más ejemplos en oraciones
- We got back on the coach and as we pulled away, Elsie said to me, ‘Home James. And don't spare the horses’.
- It was at that stage that I decided that I was just going to go home - and don't spare the horses.
home sweet home
- Used as an expression of one’s pleasure or relief at being in or returning to one’s own home.Más ejemplos en oraciones
- It had been home for the past couple of months, and it was the first time Tanya could say home sweet home, and mean it.
- Aaah, I thought with a serene smile of recognition, home sweet home.
- Just try telling them you don't want to leave home sweet home.
set up home
- British Start living somewhere on a permanent basis: the couple set up home in Chelsea eight years agoMás ejemplos en oraciones
- The couple set up home in London and, in 1972, Ashkenazy took Icelandic citizenship.
- After her wedding later this year, she will move to Newcastle to set up home, but will still compete for Scotland whenever possible.
- James and Helen are moving to London to set up home together - good luck, my friend, and stay in touch!
when ——'s at home
- British Used to add humorous emphasis to a question about someone’s identity: who’s Peter when he’s at home?Más ejemplos en oraciones
- The old lady said to tell that to Yuri Gagarin, but the hostess just giggled and said, ‘Who's he when he's at home?’
- I say his name and friends reply ’Who's he when he's at home?‘
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- To ensure that the hospital would be comfortable and homelike, a terrace and healing garden were added to the design.
- Small, homelike cottages were considered ideal at many camps.
- He is also a leader in the natural-birth movement, having introduced homelike birthing rooms and pools into French hospitals.
Old English hām, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch heem and German Heim.
Note that the phrasal verb meaning ‘move accurately towards a target’ is home in on, not hone in on. More than a third of citations for this expression in the Oxford English Corpus are for the incorrect form.