Nearby words

  1. homalographic,
  2. homans' sign,
  3. homaxial,
  4. hombre,
  5. homburg,
  6. home aid,
  7. home automation,
  8. home banking,
  9. home base,
  10. home brand

Idioms

Origin of home

before 900; Middle English hom, Old English hām (noun and adv.); cognate with Dutch heim, Old Norse heimr, Danish hjem, Swedish hem, German Heim home, Gothic haims village; akin to haunt

SYNONYMS FOR home
1. abode, dwelling, habitation; domicile. See house. 2. hearth, fireside. 3. asylum.

Related formsmin·i·home, noun

Can be confusedhome house (see synonym study at house)

Home

[ hyoom ]
/ hyum /

noun

Lord. Douglas-Home.
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British Dictionary definitions for home
Derived Formshomelike, adjective

Word Origin for home

Old English hām; related to Old Norse heimr, Gothic haims, Old High German heim, Dutch heem, Greek kōmi village

Home

/ (hjuːm) /

noun

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Word Origin and History for home
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Idioms and Phrases with home

home

In addition to the idioms beginning with home

  • home free
  • home in on
  • home run
  • home truth

also see:

  • at home
  • bring home
  • bring home the bacon
  • chickens come home to roost
  • close to home

Drive Homeeat someone out of house and homemake oneself at homenobody homenothing to write home abouttill the cows come home.

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