home office


the main office of a company.
(initial capital letters) the governmental department in Great Britain dealing with domestic matters, as elections, naturalization, and the control of police.
a work or office space set up in a person's home and used exclusively for business on a regular basis.


Fend Off Sciolism With This Word Of The Day Quiz
Are you the Cinderella of this week’s quiz? Test your memory on the words and definitions from March 23–29.
Question 1 of 7
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for home office

  • Now, Mr. Hawes has, for many months past, furnished false reports to the justices and to the Home-Office.

  • "Just wanted to see if you home-office boys were on your toes," the insolent colonist would drawl.

    Eight Keys to Eden|Mark Irvin Clifton

British Dictionary definitions for home office

Home Office


British government the national department responsible for the maintenance of law and order, immigration control, and all other domestic affairs not specifically assigned to another department
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012