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home US English

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

home US Thesaurus

they fled their homes

at-home US English

An informal party in a person’s home

at home US English

In one’s own house

home ec US English

Short for home economics.

in-home US English

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

care home US English

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

down-home US English

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

come home US English

Play the second nine holes in a round of eighteen holes

hit home US English

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

home free US English

Having successfully achieved or being within sight of achieving one’s objective

home base US English

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

home-bred US English

Bred or raised at home

home brew US English

Beer or other alcoholic drink brewed at home

home farm US English

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

home help US English

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

home key US English

The basic key in which a work is written; the tonic key

home life US English

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

home loan US English

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

home page US English

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

home port US English

The port from which a ship originates or in which it is registered

home rule US English

The government of a colony, dependent country, or region by its own citizens

home run US English

A fair hit that allows the batter to make a complete circuit of the bases without stopping and score a run

home unit US English

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

park home US English

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

rest home US 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 US English

A family in which the parents are divorced or separated

foster home US English

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

group home US English

A home where a small number of unrelated people in need of care, support, or supervision can live together, such as those who are elderly or mentally ill

home birth US English

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

home cinema US 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 US English

(Of food) prepared at home

home fries US English

Fried sliced potatoes

home front US English

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

Home Guard US English

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

home-loving US English

Fond of staying at home

home movie US English

A film made at home or without professional equipment or expertise, especially a movie featuring one’s own activities

Home Office US English

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

home plate US English

The five-sided flat white rubber base next to which the batter stands and over which the pitcher must throw the ball for a strike. A runner must touch home plate after having reached all the other bases to score a run

home range US English

An area over which an animal or group of animals regularly travels in search of food or mates, and that may overlap with those of neighboring animals or groups of the same species


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