home
I. noun Etymology: Middle English hom, from Old English hām village, home; akin to Old High German heim home, Lithuanian šeima family, servants, Sanskrit kṣema habitable, kṣeti he dwells, Greek ktizein to inhabit Date: before 12th century 1. a. one's place of residence ; domicile b. house 2. the social unit formed by a family living together 3. a. a familiar or usual setting ; congenial environment; also the focus of one's domestic attention <
home is where the heart is
>
b. habitat 4. a. a place of origin <
salmon returning to their home to spawn
>
; also one's own country <
having troubles at home and abroad
>
b. headquarters 2 <
home of the dance company
>
5. an establishment providing residence and care for people with special needs <
homes for the elderly
>
6. the objective in various games; especially home plate II. adverb Date: before 12th century 1. to or at one's home <
go home
>
<
stayed home all day
>
2. a. to a final, closed, or ultimate position <
drive a nail home
>
b. to or at an ultimate objective (as a goal or finish line) 3. to a vital sensitive core <
the truth struck home
>
III. adjective Date: 1552 1. of, relating to, or being a home, place of origin, or base of operations <
home office
>
2. prepared, done, or designed for use in a home <
home remedies
>
<
home cooking
>
<
a home videotape system
>
3. operating or occurring in a home area <
the home team
>
<
home games
>
IV. verb (homed; homing) Date: 1765 intransitive verb 1. to go or return home 2. of an animal to return accurately to one's home or natal area from a distance 3. to proceed to or toward a source of radiated energy used as a guide <
missiles home in on radar
>
4. to proceed or direct attention toward an objective <
science is homing in on the mysterious human process — Sam Glucksberg
>
transitive verb to send to or provide with a home

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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