Home plate
Home Home, a. 1. Of or pertaining to one's dwelling or country; domestic; not foreign; as home manufactures; home comforts. [1913 Webster]

2. Close; personal; pointed; as, a home thrust. [1913 Webster]

3. (Games) In various games, the ultimate point aimed at in a progress; goal; as: (a) (Baseball) The plate at which the batter stands; same as {home base} and {home plate}. (b) (Lacrosse) The place of a player in front of an opponent's goal; also, the player. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

{Home base} or {Home plate} (Baseball), the base at which the batter stands when batting, and which is the last base to be reached in scoring a run.

{Home farm}, {grounds}, etc., the farm, grounds, etc., adjacent to the residence of the owner.

{Home lot}, an inclosed plot on which the owner's home stands. [U. S.]

{Home rule}, rule or government of an appendent or dependent country, as to all local and internal legislation, by means of a governing power vested in the people within the country itself, in contradistinction to a government established by the dominant country; as, home rule in Ireland. Also used adjectively; as, home-rule members of Parliament.

{Home ruler}, one who favors or advocates home rule.

{Home stretch} (Sport.), that part of a race course between the last curve and the winning post.

{Home thrust}, a well directed or effective thrust; one that wounds in a vital part; hence, in controversy, a personal attack. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Home plate — Plate Plate, n. [OF. plate a plate of metal, a cuirsas, F. plat a plate, a shallow vessel of silver, other metal, or earth, fr. plat flat, Gr. ?. See {Place}, n.] 1. A flat, or nearly flat, piece of metal, the thickness of which is small in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • home plate — Plate Plate, n. [OF. plate a plate of metal, a cuirsas, F. plat a plate, a shallow vessel of silver, other metal, or earth, fr. plat flat, Gr. ?. See {Place}, n.] 1. A flat, or nearly flat, piece of metal, the thickness of which is small in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • home plate — n [singular] the place where you stand to hit the ball in baseball and the last place the player who is running must touch in order to get a point →↑home base …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • home plate — home ,plate noun uncount in baseball and similar sports, the place you stand when you hit the ball, which is also the last place you run to after hitting the ball …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • home plate — home′ plate′ n. spo the base in baseball at which the batter stands and which a base runner must reach safely in order to score a run, typically a slab of rubber set at the front corner of the diamond …   From formal English to slang

  • home plate — ☆ home plate n. Baseball the base that the batter stands beside and over which the pitcher must throw the ball for a strike: it is the last base that a base runner must reach safely to score a run: see BASE1 (n. 9) …   English World dictionary

  • Home Plate — Photographie de Home Plate prise par l instrument HiRISE de la sonde Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. Home Plate est un plateau situé sur la planète Mars au sein des collines Columbia Hills du cratère Gusev. Son nom provient de sa similitude avec la… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Home Plate — Infobox Album | Name = Home Plate Type = Album Artist = Bonnie Raitt Released = 1975 Recorded = 1975 Genre = Rock Length = 31:59 Label = Warner Brothers Producer = Paul Rothchild Reviews = * Allmusic Rating|3|5… …   Wikipedia

  • home plate — noun (baseball) base consisting of a rubber slab where the batter stands; it must be touched by a base runner in order to score (Freq. 2) he ruled that the runner failed to touch home • Syn: ↑home base, ↑home, ↑plate • Topics: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • home plate — {n.} The base in baseball where the batter stands and that a runner must touch to score. * /The runner slid across home plate ahead of the tag to score a run./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

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