Hypertext Webster Gateway: "home"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Home \Home\, n.
In various games, the ultimate point aimed at in a progress;
goal; as:
(a) (Baseball) The plate at which the batter stands.
(b) (Lacrosse) The place of a player in front of an
opponent's goal; also, the player.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Home \Home\, n. (Zo["o]l.)
See {Homelyn}.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

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

2. Close; closely.

How home the charge reaches us, has been made out.

They come home to men's business and bosoms.

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.

Wear thy good rapier bare and put it home. --Shak.

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.

{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.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Home \Home\, a.
1. Of or pertaining to one's dwelling or country; domestic;
not foreign; as home manufactures; home comforts.

2. Close; personal; pointed; as, a home thrust.

{Home base} (Baseball), the base at which the batsman stands
and which is the last goal in making 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

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

{Home run} (Baseball), a complete circuit of the bases made
before the batted ball is returned to the home base.

{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

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Home \Home\ (110), n. [OE. hom, ham, AS. h[=a]m; akin to OS.
hem, D. & G. heim, Sw. hem, Dan. hiem, Icel. heimr abode,
world, heima home, Goth. haims village, Lith. k["e]mas, and
perh. to Gr.? village, or to E. hind a peasant; cf. Skr.
ksh?ma abode, place of rest, security, kshi to dwell. ?, ? ]
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.

The disciples went away again to their own home.
--John xx. 10.

Home is the sacred refuge of our life. --Dryden.

Home! home! sweet, sweet home! There's no place like
home. --Payne.

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.

3. The abiding place of the affections, especially of the
domestic affections.

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

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.

Her eyes are homes of silent prayer. --Tennyson.

Flandria, by plenty made the home of war. --Prior.

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.

Man goeth to his long home, and the mourners go
about the streets. --Eccl. xii.

6. (Baseball) The home base; he started for home.

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

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Homelyn \Home"lyn\, n. [Scot. hommelin.] (Zo["o]l)
The European sand ray ({Raia maculata}); -- called also
{home}, {mirror ray}, and {rough ray}.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

adj 1: (sport) used of your own ground; "a home game" [syn: {home(a)}]
[ant: {away}]
2: relating to or being where one lives or where one's roots
are; "my home town"
3: having controlling authority; where important decisions are
made; "home base"; "home ofice"
4: relating to or taking place in a home or house or household;
"home cooking"; "home furnishings"; "home care for the
elderly" [syn: {home(a)}]
5: inside the country; "the British Home Office has broader
responsibilities than the United States Department of the
Interior"; "the nation's internal politics" [syn: {home(a)},
{interior(a)}, {internal}, {national}]
n 1: where you live; "deliver the package to my home"; "he
doesn't have a home to go to"; "your place or mine?"
[syn: {place}]
2: housing that someone is living in; "he built a modest
dwelling near the pond"; "they raise money to provide
homes for the homeless" [syn: {dwelling}, {domicile}, {abode},
{habitation}, {dwelling house}]
3: the country or state or city where you live; "Canadian
tariffs enabled United States lumber companies to raise
prices at home"; "his home is New Jersey"
4: an environment offering affection and security; "home is
where the heart is"; "he grew up in a good Christian
home"; "there's no place like home"
5: an institution where people are cared for; "a home for the
elderly" [syn: {nursing home}, {rest home}]
6: the place where you are stationed and from which missions
start and end [syn: {base}]
7: a social unit living together; "he moved his family to
Virginia"; "It was a good Christian household"; "I waited
until the whole house was asleep"; "the teacher asked how
many people made up his home" [syn: {family}, {household},
{house}, {menage}]
8: (baseball) base consisting of a rubber slab where the batter
stands; it must be touched by a base runner in order to
score; "he ruled that the runner failed to touch home"
[syn: {home plate}, {plate}]
9: place where something began and flourished; "the United
States is the home of basketball"
adv 1: at or to or in the direction of one's home or family; "He
stays home on weekends"; "after the game the children
brought friends home for supper"; "I'll be home
tomorrow"; "came riding home in style"; "I hope you
will come home for Christmas"; "I'll take her home";
"don't forget to write home"
2: on or to the point aimed at; "the arrow struck home"
3: to the fullest extent; to the heart; "drove the nail home";
"drove his point home"; "his comments hit home"
v 1: provide with, or send to, a home
2: return home accurately from a long distance, as of some
birds; "homing pigeons"

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