homeland

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home·land

 (hōm′lănd′)
n.
1. One's native land.
2. A state, region, or territory that is closely identified with a particular people or ethnic group.
3. Any of the ten regions designated by South Africa in the 1970s as semiautonomous or nominally independent territories for the black population. The black homelands were dissolved and reincorporated into South Africa in 1994.

homeland

(ˈhəʊmˌlænd)
n
1. the country in which one lives or was born
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the official name for a Bantustan

home•land

(ˈhoʊmˌlænd, -lənd)

n.
1. one's native land.
2. a region created or considered as a state by or for a particular ethnic group: the Palestinian homeland.
3. any of the racially and ethnically based regions created in South Africa by the government as nominally independent tribal states.
[1660–70]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.homeland - the country where you were born
country, land, state - the territory occupied by a nation; "he returned to the land of his birth"; "he visited several European countries"
old country - the country of origin of an immigrant

homeland

noun native land, birthplace, motherland, fatherland, country of origin, mother country Many are planning to return to their homeland.
Translations
مَوْطِنوَطَن
vlastdomovina
hjemlandfødeland
kotimaa
domovina
szülõföldszülőföld
ættjörî, föîurland
祖国
고국
patria
domovina
hemland
บ้านเกิดเมืองนอน
tổ quốc

homeland

[ˈhəʊmlænd] N
1. (= home country) → patria f, tierra f natal
2. (South Africa) → territorio m nativo

homeland

[ˈhəʊmlænd] n
(= native country) → pays m natal
(US) (= interior, national) Department of Homeland Security aux États-Unis, ministère de la sécurité intérieurehome leave n (gen)congé m à domicile; (for soldier)permission f

homeland

[ˈhəʊmˌlænd] npatria

home

(həum) noun
1. the house, town, country etc where a person etc usually lives. I work in London but my home is in Bournemouth; When I retire, I'll make my home in Bournemouth; Africa is the home of the lion; We'll have to find a home for the kitten.
2. the place from which a person, thing etc comes originally. America is the home of jazz.
3. a place where children without parents, old people, people who are ill etc live and are looked after. an old folk's home; a nursing home.
4. a place where people stay while they are working. a nurses' home.
5. a house. Crumpy Construction build fine homes for fine people; He invited me round to his home.
adjective
1. of a person's home or family. home comforts.
2. of the country etc where a person lives. home produce.
3. (in football) playing or played on a team's own ground. the home team; a home game.
adverb
1. to a person's home. I'm going home now; Hallo – I'm home!
2. completely; to the place, position etc a thing is intended to be. He drove the nail home; Few of his punches went home; These photographs of the war brought home to me the suffering of the soldiers.
ˈhomeless noun plural, adjective
(people) without a place to live in. This charity was set up to help the homeless; homeless people.
ˈhomely adjective
1. simple but pleasant. homely food.
2. making a person feel he is at home. a homely atmosphere.
3. (American) (of a person) not attractive; ugly.
ˈhomeliness noun
ˈhoming adjective
1. (of pigeons etc) which (can) fly home when set free a long way from home.
2. able to take a missile etc to its target. These torpedoes have homing devices in their noses.
ˈhome-coming noun
1. the return home of a person (who has been away for some time). We had a party to celebrate his home-coming.
2. (American) an annual event held by a college, a university or high school for former students.
ˌhome-ˈgrown adjective
grown in one's own garden or in one's own country. These tomatoes are home-grown.
ˈhomeland noun
a person's native land. Immigrants often weep for their homeland.
ˌhome-ˈmade adjective
made by a person at home; not professionally made. home-made jam; home-made furniture.
home rule
the government of a country or part of a country by its own citizens.
ˈhomesick adjective
missing one's home. When the boy first went to boarding-school he was very homesick.
ˈhomesickness noun
ˈhomestead (-sted) noun
a house, especially a farm, with the land and other buildings (eg barns) which belong to it, especially in the United States, Australia etc.
home truth
a plain statement of something which is unpleasant but true (about a person, his behaviour etc) said directly to the person. It's time someone told him a few home truths.
ˈhomeward adjective
going home. his homeward journey.
ˈhomeward(s) adverb
towards home. his journey homeward; He journeyed homewards.
ˈhomework noun
work or study done at home, especially by a school pupil. Finish your homework!
at home
1. in one's home. I'm afraid he's not at home.
2. (in football etc) in one's own ground. The team is playing at home today.
be/feel at home
to feel as relaxed as one does in one's own home or in a place or situation one knows well. I always feel at home in France; He's quite at home with cows – he used to live on a farm.
home in on
to move towards (a target etc). The missile is designed to home in on aircraft.
leave home
1. to leave one's house. I usually leave home at 7.30 a.m.
2. to leave one's home to go and live somewhere else. He left home at the age of fifteen to get a job in Australia.
make oneself at home
to make oneself as comfortable and relaxed as one would at home. Make yourself at home!
nothing to write home about
not very good. The concert was nothing to write home about.

homeland

مَوْطِن vlast hjemland Heimatland γενέτειρα patria kotimaa patrie domovina patria 祖国 고국 geboorteland hjemland ojczyzna terra natal отечество hemland บ้านเกิดเมืองนอน anavatan tổ quốc 祖国
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The Homeland Security Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center at Northwestern University (HSIEC), formed to catalyze the development of homeland defense and security technologies, products and services, announced it has awarded a Challenge Grant to Vision Technology, Inc.
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SSS Research has several major government contracts and has received an Innovative Product Grant from the state of Illinois to help develop high-tech homeland security products and create new jobs.
A single breached chlorine tank could, according to the Department of Homeland Security, lead to 17,500 deaths, 10,000 severe injuries and 100,000 hospitalizations.
The launch of MTIVS and GVI TRAK are integral pieces of GVI's focus on expanding its core Enterprise, Professional and Homeland Security products and solutions.
ECSI is recognized as a global leader in perimeter security and an effective quality provider for both the Department of Defense and Homeland Security programs.
ECSI is also a leading provider of security for many of the nation's nuclear power plants which positions them well as the Department of Homeland Security moves to expand mandated anti-terrorism protection requirements beyond nuclear plants to many of the 15,000 chemical plants and sites in the United States.
GVI Security Solutions, with a global reach, and a broad based Homeland Security enterprise solutions suite with proven solutions for mass transit and school security clearly has a strong position to provide the tools to, in the words of President Bush, fight "a global campaign of fear with a global campaign of freedom.
The company has also recently moved forward with enhanced Homeland Security programs including a new Mass Transit Intelligent Video System and a contract to install a sophisticated visitor management system for the Collier County school system.

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