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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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  • home — [hōm] n. [ME < OE hām, akin to Ger heim < Gmc * haim < IE base * kei , to lie, homestead > HIDE3, Gr keisthai, to lie down, rest, L civis, townsman, ON heimr, home, Goth haima, OHG heim: basic sense “place where one lies; dwelling”] 1 …   English World dictionary

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  • Home — (del lat. «homo, ĭnis»; ant.) m. *Hombre. * * * home. (Del lat. homo, ĭnis). m. Sev. hombre. || home de leyenda. m. ant. clérigo (ǁ hombre que ha recibido las órdenes sagradas). * * * Home es el quinto álbum de estudi …   Enciclopedia Universal

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