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Idioms about home

Origin of home

First recorded before 900; noun and adverb; Middle English hom, Old English hām; cognate with Dutch heim, Old Norse heimr, Danish hjem, Swedish hem, German Heim “home,” Gothic haims “village”; akin to haunt

synonym study for home

1. See house.

usage note for home

See hone in.

OTHER WORDS FROM home

min·i·home, noun

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH home

home , house (see synonym study at house)

Other definitions for home (2 of 2)

Home
[ hyoom ]
/ hyum /

noun
Lord. Douglas-Home.
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How to use home in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for home (1 of 2)

Derived forms of home

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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Other Idioms and Phrases with home

home

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