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

2 hearth, fireside.
3 asylum.

Related forms

min·i·home, noun

Can be confused

home house (see synonym study at house)

Definition for home (2 of 2)

Home

[ hyoom ]
/ hyum /

noun

Lord. Douglas-Home.
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British Dictionary definitions for home (1 of 2)

Derived Forms

homelike, adjective

Word Origin for home

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

British Dictionary definitions for home (2 of 2)

Home

/ (hjuːm) /

noun

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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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