- into the position desired; perfectly or to the greatest possible extent: We radioed instructions to the crew, and the huge sails were sheeted home.
- in the proper, stowed position: The anchor is home.
- toward its vessel: to bring the anchor home.
- to provide (a computer) with a network connection: Each subscriber must be homed to a node in the network.
- to prepare (a 3D printer) for use by setting the horizontal and vertical limits for positioning the extruder before a printing task: Do not try to do anything with your printer until you home it.
- (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.
OTHER WORDS FOR home
Idioms about 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
usage note for home
OTHER WORDS FROM homemin·i·home, noun
Other definitions for home (2 of 2)
How to use home in a sentence
Most often the children transferred to new homes were between six and 14 years old, but some were as young as 10 months.Judge: Rehoming Kids Is Trafficking|Tina Traster|December 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I have two kids and the last thing we want is to see our kids being attacked in their own homes.Protesters Demand Justice For Gurley As Gap Grows Between Cops and NYC|M.L. Nestel|December 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Those snakes attacked unwitting passers-by, or invaded homes and hotels.The Buddhist Business of Poaching Animals for Good Karma|Brendon Hong|December 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Adults prepare food and drink dark sweet tea on the doorsteps of their homes as they watch their children playing.The Brothers Who Ambushed ISIS|Mohammed A. Salih|December 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The villagers left their homes and hid in the forests for about a year.The Congo's Forgotten Colonial Getaway|Nina Strochlic|December 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The expatriated ex-rebels became alarmed by the non-receipt of the indemnity instalment and the news from their homes.The Philippine Islands|John Foreman
But sharper and closer anxieties than any connected with rights to lands and homes were pressing upon Alessandro and Ramona.Ramona|Helen Hunt Jackson
"I wish the old homes of England had electric lights," thought Miss Otis, with a sigh.Ancestors|Gertrude Atherton
His books were read in our homes, often aloud to the family circle by paterfamilias, and moved us to laughter or tears.
When the last scarlo is burned out a funeral march is played and all disperse to their homes.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
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
- 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)
Other 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.