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n., adj., adv., v. homed, hom•ing. n.
Your home is the place where you live and feel that you belong. Home is most commonly used to refer to a person's house, but it can also be used to refer to a town, a region, or a country.
Don't refer to a particular person's home as 'the home'. Say his home, her home, or just home.
You never use 'to' immediately in front of home. Don't say, for example, 'We went to home'. Say 'We went home'.
If you remain in your house rather than going out somewhere, British speakers say that you stay at home. American speakers say that you stay home.
Past participle: homed
|Noun||1.||home - where you live at a particular time; "deliver the package to my home"; "he doesn't have a home to go to"; "your place or mine?"|
abode, residence - any address at which you dwell more than temporarily; "a person can have several residences"
|2.||home - housing that someone is living in; "he built a modest dwelling near the pond"; "they raise money to provide homes for the homeless"|
bathroom, bath - a room (as in a residence) containing a bathtub or shower and usually a washbasin and toilet
bedchamber, bedroom, sleeping accommodation, sleeping room, chamber - a room used primarily for sleeping
cliff dwelling - 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"
den - a room that is comfortable and secluded
dinette - a small area off of a kitchen that is used for dining
dressing room - a room in which you can change clothes
family room - a recreation room in a private house
fixer-upper - a house or other dwelling in need of repair (usually offered for sale at a low price)
fireside, hearth - home symbolized as a part of the fireplace; "driven from hearth and home"; "fighting in defense of their firesides"
hermitage - the abode of a hermit
homestead - dwelling that is usually a farmhouse and adjoining land
house - 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"
kitchen - a room equipped for preparing meals
lake dwelling, pile dwelling - dwelling built on piles in or near a lake; specifically in prehistoric villages
front room, living room, living-room, sitting room, parlor, parlour - a room in a private house or establishment where people can sit and talk and relax
messuage - (law) a dwelling house and its adjacent buildings and the adjacent land used by the household
semi-detached house - a dwelling that is attached to something on only one side
vacation home - a dwelling (a second home) where you live while you are on vacation
yurt - 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
|3.||home - 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"|
location - a point or extent in space
|4.||home - (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"|
baseball, baseball game - 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!"
|5.||home - the place where you are stationed and from which missions start and end|
location - a point or extent in space
|6.||home - place where something began and flourished; "the United States is the home of basketball"|
|7.||home - 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"|
environment - the totality of surrounding conditions; "he longed for the comfortable environment of his living room"
|8.||home - 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"|
broken home - a family in which the parents have separated or divorced
conjugal family, nuclear family - a family consisting of parents and their children and grandparents of a marital partner
extended family - a family consisting of the nuclear family and their blood relatives
foster family - the family of a fosterling
foster home - a household in which an orphaned or delinquent child is placed (usually by a social-service agency)
menage a trois - household for three; an arrangement where a married couple and a lover of one of them live together while sharing sexual relations
|9.||home - an institution where people are cared for; "a home for the elderly"|
institution - an establishment consisting of a building or complex of buildings where an organization for the promotion of some cause is situated
|Verb||1.||home - provide with, or send to, a home|
|2.||home - return home accurately from a long distance; "homing pigeons"|
return - 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"
|Adj.||1.||home - used of your own ground; "a home game"|
away - used of an opponent's ground; "an away game"
|2.||home - relating to or being where one lives or where one's roots are; "my home town"|
|3.||home - inside the country; "the British Home Office has broader responsibilities than the United States Department of the Interior"; "the nation's internal politics"|
domestic - of concern to or concerning the internal affairs of a nation; "domestic issues such as tax rate and highway construction"
|Adv.||1.||home - 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.||home - on or to the point aimed at; "the arrow struck home"|
|3.||home - to the fullest extent; to the heart; "drove the nail home"; "drove his point home"; "his comments hit home"|
"Mid pleasures and palaces though we may roam,"
"Be it ever so humble, there's no place like home."
"Home, home, sweet, sweet home!"
"There's no place like home! There's no place like home!" [J.H. Payne Clari, the Maid of Milan]
"Home is where the heart is" [Pliny the Elder]
"Home is the place where, when you have to go there,"
"They have to take you in" [Robert Frost The Death of the Hired Man]
"East, west, home's best"
"An Englishman's home is his castle"
Types of homeadobe, apartment, back-to-back, barrack, bedsitter, black house (Scot.), board-and-shingle (Caribbean), boarding house, booth, bungalow, bunker, but and ben (Scot.), cabin, caboose (Canad.), camboose, Cape Cod cottage, caravan, castle, chalet, chateau or château, chattel house, consulate, cot or cote (dialect), cottage, cottage flat, crannog, croft, dacha (Russian), deanery, digs, doss house, duplex or duplex apartment (U.S. & Canad.), embassy, farmhouse, flat, flatlet, flophouse, flotel, garret, grange, guest house, hacienda, hall, hogan, hostel, hotel, house, houseboat, hovel, hut, igloo or iglu, inn, lake dwelling, lodge, log cabin, long house, maisonette, manor, manse, mansion, mattamore, mews (informal), mobile home, motel, motor caravan, mud hut, palace, parsonage, penthouse, pied-à-terre, prefab, priory, ranch, rath (Irish), rectory, rest-home, roadhouse, semi, shack, shanty, shooting box, show house, single-end (Scot. dialect), slum, starter home, stately home, studio flat, tavern, tenement, tent, tepee, town house, trailer (U.S. & Canad.), tree house, tupik or tupek (Canad.), vicarage, villa, whare (N.Z.), wigwam
there's no place like home → como su casa no hay dos
this tool has no home → esta herramienta no tiene lugar propio
at home → en casa
to feel at home → sentirse como en casa
make yourself at home → estás en tu casa
is Mr Lyons at home? → ¿está el señor Lyons?
to make sb feel at home → hacer que algn se sienta en casa
the duchess is at home on Fridays → la duquesa recibe los viernes
Lady Rebecca is not at home to anyone → Lady Rebecca no recibe a nadie
at home and abroad → dentro y fuera del país
he is at home with the topic → domina bien la materia
I`m not at home in Japanese → apenas me defiendo en japonés, sé muy poco de japonés
home from home (Brit)
home away from home (US) → segunda casa
for us this is a home from home → aquí estamos como en casa, ésta es como una segunda casa para nosotros
to give sb/sth a home → dar casa a algn/algo; (= position, niche) → encontrar sitio para algn/algo
he comes from a good home → es de buena familia
"good home wanted for puppy" → búscase buen hogar para perrito
the puppy went to a good home → el perrito fue a vivir con una buena familia
to have a home of one's own → tener casa propia
home sweet home → hogar, dulce hogar
an Englishman's home is his castle → para el inglés su casa es como su castillo
home for the aged → residencia f de ancianos, asilo m de ancianos
children's home → centro m de acogida de menores
old people's home → residencia f de ancianos, asilo m de ancianos
we live in Madrid but my home is in Jaén → vivimos en Madrid pero nací en Jaén
Scotland is the home of the haggis → Escocia es la patria del haggis
he made his home in Italy → se estableció en Italia
for some years he made his home in France → durante algunos años vivió en Francia
Villasanta are at home to Castroforte → Villasanta recibe en casa a Castroforte
they lost nine games at home → perdieron nueve partidos en casa
to be home → estar en casa; (= upon return) → estar de vuelta en casa
I'll be home at five o'clock (upon return) → estaré en casa a las cinco
it's a long journey home → hay mucho camino hasta llegar a casa
as we say back home → como decimos en mi tierra
back home in Australia → en mi tierra, (en) Australia
to come home → volver a casa
to be home and dry → respirar tranquilo/a
to get home → llegar a casa
to go home → volver a casa; (from abroad) → volver a la patria
he leaves home at eight → sale de casa a las ocho
she left home at the age of 17 → se marchó de casa cuando tenía 17 años
that remark came near home → esa observación le hirió en lo vivo
to see sb home → acompañar a algn a su casa
to send sb home → mandar a algn a casa
to stay home → quedarse en casa
it's nothing to write home about → no tiene nada de particular
to bring sth home to sb → hacerle ver algo a algn
it came home to me → me di cuenta de ello
to drive sth home to drive a point home → subrayar un punto
to drive a nail home → hacer que un clavo entre a fondo
to strike home (= hit target) [shell, bullet] → dar en el blanco; (= go right in) [hammer, nail] → remachar
see also press B7
my home address → mi dirección particular, las señas de mi casa
home banking N → banco m en casa
home brew N (= beer) → cerveza f casera; (= wine) → vino m casero
home buying N → compra f de vivienda
home comforts NPL → comodidades fpl domésticas
home computer N → ordenador m doméstico
home computing N → informática f doméstica
home cooking N → cocina f casera
the Home Counties NPL (Brit) los condados alrededor de Londres
home country N → patria f, país m de origen
home economics NSING (Scol) → ciencia f del hogar
home fries NPL (US) carne picada frita con patatas y col
home front N → frente m interno
home ground N (Sport) to play at one's home ground → jugar en casa
to be on home ground (fig) → estar en su terreno or lugar
Home Guard N (Brit) cuerpo de voluntarios para la defensa nacional durante la segunda guerra mundial
home help N (= act) → atención f domiciliaria, ayuda f a domicilio (Brit) (= person) → asistente/a m/f (especialmente los que, a cargo de la seguridad social, ayudan en las tareas domésticas a personas necesitadas)
home improvements NPL → reformas fpl en casa
home industries NPL (Comm) → industrias fpl nacionales
home journey N → viaje m a casa, viaje m de vuelta
home leave N → permiso m para irse a casa
home life N → vida f de familia, vida f doméstica
home loan N → préstamo m para la vivienda
home market N (Comm) → mercado m nacional, mercado m interior
home match N (Sport) → partido m en casa
home movie N → película f hecha por un aficionado
home news NSING (gen) → noticias fpl de casa (Pol) → información f nacional
Home Office N (Brit) → Ministerio m del Interior, Gobernación f (Mex)
home owner N → propietario/a m/f de una casa
home owners → propietarios mpl de viviendas
home ownership N → propiedad f de viviendas
home page N (Internet) → página f digital, home page m
home port N → puerto m de origen
home product N (Comm) → producto m nacional
home rule N → autonomía f
home run N (Baseball) → jonrón m; (= return journey) [of ship, truck] → viaje m de vuelta
home sales NPL → ventas fpl nacionales
Home Secretary N (Brit) → Ministro m del Interior
home shopping N → venta f por correo (TV, Telec) → televenta f
the home side N (Sport) → el equipo de casa, el equipo local
home straight N (Sport) → recta f final
to be in the home straight (fig) → estar en la última recta
home stretch N = home straight the home team N (Sport) → el equipo de casa, el equipo local
home town N → ciudad f natal
home trade N (Comm) → comercio m interior
home truths NPL to tell sb a few home truths → decir cuatro verdades a algn
home victory N (Sport) → victoria f en casa
home visit N → visita f a domicilio
home waters NPL → aguas fpl territoriales
home win N (Sport) → victoria f en casa
Jack often dreamed of home from his prison cell → De sa cellule, Jack rêvait souvent à sa maison.
They are building 50 new homes
BUT Ils sont en train de construire 50 nouvelles logements.
The only way to solve homelessness is to provide more homes → La seule manière de résoudre le problème des sans-abri est de construire plus de logements.
His home is in Hampstead
BUT Il réside à Hampstead.
his London home → son domicile londonien
near my home → près de chez moi
to have a home of one's own → avoir un chez-soi
a home from home (British) a home away from home (US) → un chez-soi loin de chez soi
at home (at one's place of residence) → chez soi, à la maison
make yourself at home → faites comme chez vous
to feel at home → se sentir chez soi, se sentir à l'aise
to stay at home → rester chez soi, rester à la maison
I'm staying at home today → Je reste chez moi aujourd'hui., Je reste à la maison aujourd'hui.
She goes out to work, while he stays at home to care for the children → Elle va travailler pendant qu'il reste à la maison pour s'occuper des enfants.
to be too close to home (= too personal) → s'approcher un peu trop près de la vérité, devenir trop personnel
a home for disabled people → un foyer pour handicapés retirement home
His home is Scotland now → Son pays c'est l'Écosse maintenant.
at home and abroad → dans le pays et à l'étranger, dans son pays et à l'étranger
a campaign to spread American values at home and abroad → une campagne visant à diffuser les valeurs américaines dans le pays et à l'étranger
He has worked tirelessly at home and abroad in his role as head of the Anglican Church → Il a travaillé sans relâche, dans son pays et à l'étranger, en tant que chef de l'Église anglicane.
the home of sth (= main centre) → la capitale de qch
St Andrews is the home of golf in Scotland → St Andrews est la capitale du golf en Écosse. (= birthplace) → le berceau de qch
St Andrews is the home of golf in Scotland → St Andrews est le berceau du golf en Écosse.
I'll be home at 5 o'clock → Je serai à la maison à cinq heures.
Hi, I'm home!
BUT Coucou, je suis rentré!.
to go home → rentrer chez soi, rentrer à la maison
I want to go home → Je veux rentrer à la maison., Je veux rentrer chez moi.
to get home → rentrer
I'll phone you as soon as I get home → Je t'appelle dès que je rentre.
What time did he get home? → Il est rentré à quelle heure?
to press sth home, to drive sth home [+ point of view, argument] → faire en sorte que qch porte, faire en sorte que qch fasse mouche
We need to debate this issue and press home the argument → Nous devons débattre de ce problème et faire en sorte que nos arguments portent., Nous devons débattre de ce problème et faire en sorte que nos arguments fassent mouche.
to hit home, to strike home → faire mouche
It's good to see that his message has finally hit home → Ça fait plaisir de voir que son message a finalement fait mouche.
to be home and dry (British) to be home free (US) → être à l'abri
The prime minister and the moderates are not yet home and dry → Le Premier ministre et les modérés ne sont pas encore à l'abri.
it's nothing to write home about (nothing special) → rien d'extraordinaire à cela
He went home to France → Il est rentré en France.
She went home to Yorkshire → Elle est rentrée dans le Yorkshire.
It was a home win for Celtic → Ce fut une victoire à domicile pour le Celtic.
a home defeat → une défaite à domicile
to have a home of one's own → avere una casa propria
it's near my home → è vicino a casa mia
it's a home from home → è come essere a casa propria
there's no place like home → non si sta mai bene come a casa propria
she comes from a good home → viene da una buona famiglia
he comes from a broken home → i suoi sono divisi
to give sb/sth a home → prendersi in casa qn/qc
he made his home in Italy → si è stabilito in Italia
Scotland is the home of the haggis → la Scozia è la patria dell'haggis
at home → a casa
Celtic is playing at home on Saturday → il Celtic gioca in casa sabato
make yourself at home → fai come se fossi a casa tua
to make sb feel at home → mettere qn a proprio agio
she is at home with the topic → conosce la materia benissimo
I'm not at home to anyone (fig) → non ci sono per nessuno
to go home → andare a casa
to come home → tornare (a casa)
to stay home → stare a or restare in casa
I got home at 10 o'clock → sono rientrato alle 10
on the way home → sulla via di casa
can I see you home? → posso accompagnarti a casa?
it's nothing to write home about (fam) → non è gran che, non è niente di speciale
we're home and dry (fig) → siamo salvi