- 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.
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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
OTHER WORDS FROM homemin·i·home, noun
Words nearby home
Example sentences from the Web for homed
The networks in general have homed in on writing staffs as a place to trim costs.
Thirty-seven of them homed and 11 others moved long distances toward home.An Experimental Translocation of the Eastern Timber Wolf|Thomas F. Weise
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
Oh, well, possibly one was 'flown' by him to you, and it 'homed' without your knowledge.Cleek, the Master Detective|Thomas W. Hanshew
Of two turtles removed more than one-fourth of a mile from their home ranges, one homed and one did not.
There was, first, his early purity of type as a descendant of the true pony that homed in these lands.The Welsh Pony|Olive Tilford Dargan
British Dictionary definitions for homed (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for homed (2 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
Idioms and Phrases with homed
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.