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home British & World English

The place where one lives permanently, especially as a member of a family or household

home English Thesaurus

the floods forced people to flee their homes

when one's ship comes in British & World English

When one’s fortune is made

at-home British & World English

A party in a person’s home

at home British & World English

In one’s own house

in-home British & World English

(Of a service or activity) provided or taking place within a person’s home

care home British & World English

A small institution providing accommodation and care for people who are unable to look after themselves

down-home British & World English

Connected with an unpretentious way of life, especially that of rural peoples or areas

come home British & World English

Play the second nine holes in a round of eighteen holes

hit home British & World English

(Of a blow or a missile) reach an intended target

home base British & World English

A place from which operations or activities are carried out; headquarters

home bird British & World English

Another term for homebody.

home-bred British & World English

Reared at home or in one’s own country

home brew British & World English

Beer or other alcoholic drink brewed at home

home farm British & World English

A farm on an estate that is set aside to provide produce for the owner of the estate

home help British & World English

A person employed, especially by a local authority, to help in another’s home

home key British & World English

The basic key in which a work is written

home life British & World English

A person’s family, personal relationships, and domestic interests considered as a whole

home loan British & World English

A loan advanced to a person to assist in buying a house or flat

home-made British & World English

Made at home, rather than in a shop or factory

home page British & World English

The introductory page of a website, typically serving as a table of contents for the site

home port British & World English

The port from which a ship originates

home rule British & World English

The government of a colony, dependent country, or region by its own citizens, in particular as advocated for Ireland 1870–1914

home run British & World English

A hit that allows the batter to make a complete circuit of the bases and score a run

home town British & World English

The town of one’s birth or early life or present fixed residence

home unit British & World English

A flat, especially one occupied by the owner, that is one of several in a large building

park home British & World English

A prefabricated building occupied as a permanent home, located with others in a dedicated area of ground

rest home British & World English

A residential institution where old or frail people are cared for

home rule New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

government of a place by its own citizens

broken home British & World English

A family in which the parents are divorced or separated

foster home British & World English

A residential institution providing care and guardianship for children whose parents are dead or unable to look after them properly

group home British & World English

A home where a small number of unrelated people in need of care, support, or supervision can live together

home, James ! British & World English

Used as a humorous way of exhorting the driver of a vehicle to drive home quickly

home birth British & World English

An instance of giving birth at home, rather than in a hospital

home cinema British & World English

Television and video equipment designed to reproduce at home the experience of being in a cinema, typically including stereo speakers and a widescreen set

home-cooked British & World English

(Of food) prepared at home

home fries British & World English

Fried sliced potatoes

home front British & World English

The civilian population and activities of a nation whose armed forces are engaged in war abroad

home-grown British & World English

Grown or produced in one’s own garden or country

Home Guard British & World English

The British citizen army organized in 1940 to defend the UK against invasion, finally disbanded in 1957

home-loving British & World English

Fond of staying at home

home movie British & World English

A film made at home or without professional equipment or expertise

Home Office British & World English

The British government department dealing with domestic affairs, including law and order, immigration, and broadcasting, in England and Wales


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