At home
Home Home (h[=o]m; 110), n. [OE. hom, ham, AS. h[=a]m; akin to OS. h[=e]m, D. & G. heim, Sw. hem, Dan. hiem, Icel. heimr abode, world, heima home, Goth. haims village, Lith. k["e]mas, and perh. to Gr. kw`mh village, or to E. hind a peasant; cf. Skr. ksh[=e]ma abode, place of rest, security, kshi to dwell. [root]20, 220.] 1. One's own dwelling place; the house in which one lives; esp., the house in which one lives with his family; the habitual abode of one's family; also, one's birthplace. [1913 Webster]

The disciples went away again to their own home. --John xx. 10. [1913 Webster]

Home is the sacred refuge of our life. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

Home! home! sweet, sweet home! There's no place like home. --Payne. [1913 Webster]

2. One's native land; the place or country in which one dwells; the place where one's ancestors dwell or dwelt. ``Our old home [England].'' --Hawthorne. [1913 Webster]

3. The abiding place of the affections, especially of the domestic affections. [1913 Webster]

He entered in his house -- his home no more, For without hearts there is no home. --Byron. [1913 Webster]

4. The locality where a thing is usually found, or was first found, or where it is naturally abundant; habitat; seat; as, the home of the pine. [1913 Webster]

Her eyes are homes of silent prayer. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

Flandria, by plenty made the home of war. --Prior. [1913 Webster]

5. A place of refuge and rest; an asylum; as, a home for outcasts; a home for the blind; hence, esp., the grave; the final rest; also, the native and eternal dwelling place of the soul. [1913 Webster]

Man goeth to his long home, and the mourners go about the streets. --Eccl. xii. 5. [1913 Webster]

6. (Baseball) The {home base}; as, he started for home. [1913 Webster]

{At home}. (a) At one's own house, or lodgings. (b) In one's own town or country; as, peace abroad and at home. (c) Prepared to receive callers.

{Home department}, the department of executive administration, by which the internal affairs of a country are managed. [Eng.]

{To be at home on any subject}, to be conversant or familiar with it.

{To feel at home}, to be at one's ease.

{To make one's self at home}, to conduct one's self with as much freedom as if at home.

Syn: Tenement; house; dwelling; abode; domicile. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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