- into the position desired; perfectly or to the greatest possible extent: sails sheeted home.
- in the proper, stowed position:The anchor is home.
- toward its vessel: to bring the anchor home.
verb (used without object), homed, hom·ing.
verb (used with object), homed, hom·ing.
- (of guided missiles, aircraft, etc.) to proceed, especially under control of an automatic aiming mechanism, toward a specified target, as a plane, missile, or location: The bomb homed in on the bridge.
- to direct one’s attention or energies toward: The committee quickly homed in on the relevant details.
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Idioms for home
- in one's own house or place of residence.
- in one's own town or country.
- prepared or willing to receive social visits: Tell him I'm not at home. We are always at home to her.
- in a situation familiar to one; at ease: She has a way of making everyone feel at home.
- well-informed; proficient: to be at home in the classics.
- played in one's hometown or on one's own grounds: The Yankees played two games at home and one away.
- assured of finishing, accomplishing, succeeding, etc.: If we can finish more than half the work today, we'll be home free.
- certain to be successfully finished, accomplished, secured, etc.: With most of the voters supporting it, the new law is home free.
Origin of home
synonym study for home
OTHER WORDS FROM homemin·i·home, noun
Definition for home (2 of 2)
Example sentences from the Web for home
It won’t bark or wag its tail when they come home, but its clay interior can be reheated an unlimited number of times.The hottest gifts to buy for the friend who’s always cold|Sandra Gutierrez G.|November 20, 2020|Popular Science
Now Locksley, while leading the team from home, will have to navigate a similar process once again.Maryland football is ‘committed to getting back,’ but timeline for return is unclear|Emily Giambalvo|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
A billboard in Tuscaloosa paid for by UCF fans challenging Alabama to a home-and-home series didn’t make the Knights any more popular in Nick Saban country.Cincinnati and BYU are making a case for the College Football Playoff. Is anyone listening?|John Feinstein|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
Locksley, who is isolating at home, first reported symptoms Monday evening.Maryland, with 15 more players and its coach positive for coronavirus, cancels Michigan State game|Emily Giambalvo|November 19, 2020|Washington Post
It has had to send much of its moderation workforce home, and says the majority of those workers are still working remotely.Facebook says it labeled 180 million debunked posts ahead of the election|Rachel Lerman, Heather Kelly|November 19, 2020|Washington Post
It was Rachel and Sarah who most savagely homed in on each other when they learned that Josh was hooking up with both of them.
The networks in general have homed in on writing staffs as a place to trim costs.
How she had come to it through the tortuous cuts and passes was a marvel of homing instinct––the heart that homed to its object.Tharon of Lost Valley|Vingie E. Roe
Mrs. Townsend is herself a rarely gifted poet, long and deeply homed in the heart of New Orleans.Old Times in Dixie Land|Caroline E. Merrick
Oh, well, possibly one was 'flown' by him to you, and it 'homed' without your knowledge.Cleek, the Master Detective|Thomas W. Hanshew
But then there was a cluster of minute sparks in the distance, as rockets, not launched by the defenders, homed and exploded.The Planet Strappers|Raymond Zinke Gallun
He watched Homed Toad; that was what he had to beat, he knew.Bulldog Carney|W. A. Fraser
British Dictionary definitions for home (1 of 2)
- a building or organization set up to care for orphans, the aged, etc
- an informal name for a mental home
- the objective towards which a player strives in certain sports
- an area where a player is safe from attack
- one of two positions of play nearest the opponents' goal
- a player assigned to such a positioninside home
- in one's own home or country
- at ease, as if at one's own home
- giving an informal party at one's own home
- British such a party
adjective (usually prenominal)
- to make clear to
- to place the blame on
Derived forms of homehomelike, adjective
Word Origin for home
British Dictionary definitions for home (2 of 2)
Idioms and Phrases with home
In addition to the idioms beginning with home
- home free
- home in on
- home run
- home truth
- 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.