To come home
Home Home, adv. 1. To one's home or country; as in the phrases, go home, come home, carry home. [1913 Webster]

2. Close; closely. [1913 Webster]

How home the charge reaches us, has been made out. --South. [1913 Webster]

They come home to men's business and bosoms. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

3. To the place where it belongs; to the end of a course; to the full length; as, to drive a nail home; to ram a cartridge home. [1913 Webster]

Wear thy good rapier bare and put it home. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Note: Home is often used in the formation of compound words, many of which need no special definition; as, home-brewed, home-built, home-grown, etc. [1913 Webster]

{To bring home}. See under {Bring}.

{To come home}. (a) To touch or affect personally. See under {Come}. (b) (Naut.) To drag toward the vessel, instead of holding firm, as the cable is shortened; -- said of an anchor.

{To haul home the sheets of a sail} (Naut.), to haul the clews close to the sheave hole. --Totten. [1913 Webster]


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  • To come home — Come Come, v. i. [imp. {Came}; p. p. {Come}; p. pr & vb. n. {Coming}.] [OE. cumen, comen, AS. cuman; akin to OS.kuman, D. komen, OHG. queman, G. kommen, Icel. koma, Sw. komma, Dan. komme, Goth. giman, L. venire (gvenire), Gr. ? to go, Skr. gam.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To — You’d Be So Nice to Come Home To ist ein Song aus dem 1943er Musicalfilm Something to Shout About, der von Don Ameche und Janet Blair im Duett gesungen wurde. Cole Porter komponierte ihn (Musik und Text) bereits 1942. Dinah Shore nahm den Song… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • You’d Be So Nice to Come Home To — ist ein Song aus dem 1943er Musicalfilm Something to Shout About, der von Don Ameche und Janet Blair im Duett gesungen wurde. Cole Porter komponierte ihn (Musik und Text) bereits 1942. Dinah Shore nahm den Song 1942 auf und landete damit einen… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To — is a popular song written by Cole Porter, for the 1943 film Something to Shout About , where it was introduced by Janet Blair and Don Ameche. Dinah Shore had the major hit at the time of introduction.Notable recordings*Helen Merrill Helen Merrill …   Wikipedia

  • I'm Afraid to Come Home in the Dark — is popular song, written by Egbert Van Alstyne and Harry Williams in 1907, and made famous by Billy Murray. Today it s popular among collecters of cylinder recordings. Billy Murray recorded the song on several record labels, including Edison… …   Wikipedia

  • To bring home — Home Home, adv. 1. To one s home or country; as in the phrases, go home, come home, carry home. [1913 Webster] 2. Close; closely. [1913 Webster] How home the charge reaches us, has been made out. South. [1913 Webster] They come home to men s… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To fall home — Fall Fall (f[add]l), v. i. [imp. {Fell} (f[e^]l); p. p. {Fallen} (f[add]l n); p. pr. & vb. n. {Falling}.] [AS. feallan; akin to D. vallen, OS. & OHG. fallan, G. fallen, Icel. Falla, Sw. falla, Dan. falde, Lith. pulti, L. fallere to deceive, Gr.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To bring home — Bring Bring, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Brought}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Bringing}.] [OE. bringen, AS. bringan; akin to OS. brengian, D. brengen, Fries. brenga, OHG. bringan, G. bringen, Goth. briggan.] 1. To convey to the place where the speaker is or is to …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To get home — Get Get (g[e^]t), v. i. 1. To make acquisition; to gain; to profit; to receive accessions; to be increased. [1913 Webster] We mourn, France smiles; we lose, they daily get. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To arrive at, or bring one s self into, a state,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To strike home — Strike Strike, v. i. To move; to advance; to proceed; to take a course; as, to strike into the fields. [1913 Webster] A mouse . . . struck forth sternly [bodily]. Piers Plowman. [1913 Webster] 2. To deliver a quick blow or thrust; to give blows.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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