Definition for homing (2 of 2)
- 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.
Origin of home
Related formsmin·i·home, noun
Examples from the Web for homing
In fact, Lew has a well-deserved reputation for homing in on the values that lurk behind the numbers.
Over the years, she has facilitated the transporting, homing, and re-homing of more than 250 dogs.Back Home, Service Dogs Sleep in Beds—and Sniff the Sofa for Mines|Sandra McElwaine|September 23, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Like a homing device, it zipped over the net, into the corner of the court, and past the helpless Dabul to win the point.
Or possibly these factors or the need to find food and security overcame the homing tendency.An Experimental Translocation of the Eastern Timber Wolf|Thomas F. Weise
The homing train, rushing around the boundary hills of Paradise, set him down at Gordonia late in the afternoon.The Quickening|Francis Lynde
Owners of homing pigeons had been registered, and the importation of the birds or their conveyance by rail prohibited.The Annual Register 1914|Anonymous
The song of Auberon Herbert is the homing cry of the sea-swallows swaying on the crest of the waves.Critical Studies|Ouida
And Ginger, beaming happily, swooped on Sally's table like a homing pigeon.The Adventures of Sally|P. G. Wodehouse
British Dictionary definitions for homing (1 of 3)
British Dictionary definitions for homing (2 of 3)
British Dictionary definitions for homing (3 of 3)
- 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 Formshomelike, adjective
Word Origin for home
Idioms and Phrases with homing
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.