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Definition 1: housing that someone is living in - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where home or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he built a modest dwelling near the pond
  • they raise money to provide homes for the homeless

Synonyms for home in the sense of this definition

(home is a kind of ...) structures collectively in which people are housed

(... is a kind of home ) a circular domed dwelling that is portable and self-supporting; originally used by nomadic Mongol and Turkic people of central Asia but now used as inexpensive alternative or temporary housing

(... is a kind of home ) dwelling that is usually a farmhouse and adjoining land

(... is a kind of home ) a dwelling that serves as living quarters for one or more families

"he has a house on Cape Cod" "she felt she had to get out of the house"

(... is a kind of home ) dwelling built on piles in or near a lake; specifically in prehistoric villages

(... is a kind of home ) any of various Native American dwellings

(... is a kind of home ) (law) a dwelling house and its adjacent buildings and the adjacent land used by the household

(... is a kind of home ) a dwelling that is attached to something on only one side

(... is a kind of home ) a dwelling (a second home) where you live while you are on vacation

(... is a kind of home ) the abode of a hermit

(... is a kind of home ) home symbolized as a part of the fireplace

"driven from hearth and home" "fighting in defense of their firesides"

(... is a kind of home ) a house or other dwelling in need of repair (usually offered for sale at a low price)

(... is a kind of home ) a rock and adobe dwelling built on sheltered ledges in the sides of a cliff

"the Anasazi built cliff dwellings in the southwestern United States"

(... is a kind of home ) one of the dwelling units in a condominium

(home is a part of ...) a room used primarily for sleeping

(home is a part of ...) a room that is comfortable and secluded

(home is a part of ...) a room in a private house or establishment where people can sit and talk and relax

(home is a part of ...) a small area off of a kitchen that is used for dining

(home is a part of ...) a room equipped for preparing meals

(home is a part of ...) a room used for dining

(home is a part of ...) a room in which you can change clothes

(home is a part of ...) a recreation room in a private house

(home is a part of ...) a room (as in a residence) containing a bathtub or shower and usually a washbasin and toilet

Definition 2: an institution where people are cared for - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where home or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a home for the elderly

Synonyms for home in the sense of this definition

(home is a kind of ...) an establishment consisting of a building or complex of buildings where an organization for the promotion of some cause is situated

Definition 3: (baseball) base consisting of a rubber slab where the batter stands; it must be touched by a base runner in order to score - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where home or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he ruled that the runner failed to touch home

Synonyms for home in the sense of this definition

(home is a kind of ...) a place that the runner must touch before scoring

"he scrambled to get back to the bag"

(home belongs to category ...) a ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players; teams take turns at bat trying to score runs

"he played baseball in high school" "there was a baseball game on every empty lot" "there was a desire for National League ball in the area" "play ball!"

Definition 4: a social unit living together - [noun denoting group]

Samples where home or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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
  • the family refused to accept his will

Synonyms for home in the sense of this definition

(home is a kind of ...) an organization regarded as part of a larger social group

"the coach said the offensive unit did a good job" "after the battle the soldier had trouble rejoining his unit"

(... is a kind of home ) a family in which the parents have separated or divorced

(... is a kind of home ) a family consisting of parents and their children and grandparents of a marital partner

(... is a kind of home ) a family consisting of the nuclear family and their blood relatives

(... is a kind of home ) the family of a fosterling

(... is a kind of home ) a household in which an orphaned or delinquent child is placed (usually by a social-service agency)

(... is a kind of home ) household for three; an arrangement where a married couple and a lover of one of them live together while sharing sexual relations

Definition 5: the country or state or city where you live - [noun denoting location]

Samples where home or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Canadian tariffs enabled United States lumber companies to raise prices at home
  • his home is New Jersey

(home is a kind of ...) a point or extent in space

Definition 6: place where something began and flourished - [noun denoting location]

Samples where home or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the United States is the home of basketball

(home is a kind of ...) the place where something begins, where it springs into being

"the Italian beginning of the Renaissance" "Jupiter was the origin of the radiation" "Pittsburgh is the source of the Ohio River" "communism's Russian root"

Definition 7: where you live at a particular time - [noun denoting location]

Samples where home or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • deliver the package to my home
  • he doesn't have a home to go to
  • your place or mine?

Synonyms for home in the sense of this definition

(home is a kind of ...) any address at which you dwell more than temporarily

"a person can have several residences"

(... is a kind of home ) a place where you are just as comfortable and content as if you were home

Definition 8: the place where you are stationed and from which missions start and end - [noun denoting location]

Synonyms for home in the sense of this definition

(home is a kind of ...) a point or extent in space

Definition 9: an environment offering affection and security - [noun denoting state]

Samples where home or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • home is where the heart is
  • he grew up in a good Christian home
  • there's no place like home

(home is a kind of ...) the totality of surrounding conditions

"he longed for the comfortable environment of his living room"

Definition 10: return home accurately from a long distance - [verb of motion]

Samples where home or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • homing pigeons

(home is a kind of ...) go or come back to place, condition, or activity where one has been before

"return to your native land" "the professor returned to his teaching position after serving as Dean"

(home is a kind of ...) provide housing for

"The immigrants were housed in a new development outside the town"

Definition 12: used of your own ground - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where home or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a home game

(home belongs to category ...) an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition

Definition 13: relating to or being where one lives or where one's roots are - [adjective denoting pert]

Samples where home or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • my home town

Definition 14: at or to or in the direction of one's home or family - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where home or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Definition 15: to the fullest extent; to the heart - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where home or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • drove the nail home
  • drove his point home
  • his comments hit home

Definition 16: on or to the point aimed at - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where home or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the arrow struck home

Definition 17: inside the country - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where home or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the British Home Office has broader responsibilities than the United States Department of the Interior
  • the nation's internal politics

Synonyms for home in the sense of this definition

(home is similar to ...) of concern to or concerning the internal affairs of a nation

"domestic issues such as tax rate and highway construction"

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