A home is a place of residence or refuge. When it refers to a building, it is usually a place in which an individual or a family can live and store personal property. Most modern-day households contain sanitary facilities and a means of preparing food. Animals have their own homes as well, either living in the wild or shared with humans in a domesticated environment. "Home" is also used to refer to the geographical area (whether it be a suburb, town, city or country) in which a person grew up or feels they belong, or it can refer to the native habitat of a wild animal. Sometimes, as an alternative to the definition of "home" as a physical locale ("Home is where you hang your hat"), home may be perceived to have no physical location, instead, home may relate instead to a mental or emotional state of refuge or comfort. Popular sayings along these lines are "Home is where the heart is" or "You can never go home again".
There are cultures in which homes are mobile such as nomadic peoples.
Other articles related to "home":
... Waterloo is home of the Grout Museum and is headquarters of the Silos Smokestacks National Heritage Area ... Cedar Falls is home of the University of Northern Iowa ... Dyersville is home to the famed Field of Dreams baseball diamond ...
... It is home to the Landtag of Saxony and the ministries of the Saxon Government ... Saxon court in civil and criminal law, the Higher Regional Court of Saxony, has its home in Dresden ... Dresden is home to the Regional Commission of the Dresden Regierungsbezirk, which is a controlling authority for the Saxon Government ...
... made by banks and other private lenders for home building and home buying ... are to improve housing standards and conditions, provide an adequate home financing system through insurance of mortgage loans, and to stabilize the ...
... April 17 – Mickey Mantle hits a 565 foot (172 m) home run at Griffith Stadium in Washington D.C ... Mantle's home run is believed to be the longest home run in baseball history by many historians ...
... Homeschooling or homeschool (also called home education or home based learning) is the education of children at home, typically by parents or by tutors, rather than in ... as an alternative to public or private schools outside the home ... while many young athletes and actors are taught at home ...
Famous quotes containing the word home:
“Let me obtain forgiveness of thee, Samson,
Afford me place to shew what recompence
Towards thee I intend for what I have misdone,
Misguided; only what remains past cure
Bear not too sensibly, nor still insist
To afflict thy self in vain: though sight be lost,
Life yet hath many solaces, enjoyd
Where other senses want not their delights
At home in leisure and domestic ease,”
—John Milton (16081674)
“The woman who does her job for society inside the four walls of her home must not be considered by her husband or anyone else an economic dependent, reaching out her hands in mendicant fashion for financial help.”
—Mary Barnett Gilson (1877?)
“O happy harbour of the saints,
O sweet and pleasant soil,
In thee no sorrow may be found
No grief, no care, no toil.”
—Unknown. Jerusalem, My Happy Home (l. 58)