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":
... generally creatures of habit, the state of a person's home has been known to physiologically influence their behavior, emotions, and overall mental health ... The loss of a home (due to whatever reason, be it through accident or natural disaster, repossession, or in the case of children simply the decision to move on the part of the parents) can be a ... Some people may become homesick when they leave their home over an extended period of time ...
... Rushden Diamonds played their home games at Nene Park ... Initially the home of Irthlingborough Diamonds (the ground was obtained from the water board in 1969, providing the home for Irthlingborough Diamonds for over 20 years.), the stadium ...
... There are few legal issues with a home birth in the UK ... and the RCOG (Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists) support home births where there are no expected complications ... Health Service may vary, but in general the Government is pro home birth - the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health, Lord Hunt of King's Heath has stated ...
... The 1932 British Home Championship was a football tournament played between the British Home Nations during the 1931–32 football season ... now favourites for the trophy, both played and beat Wales, England at home and Scotland in Wrexham, setting up a final decider at Wembley ...
... "Haute Volta") Heimevernet, the Norwegian home guard Hemvärnet, the Swedish home guard ... High voltage (electricity) Holcomb Valley Scout Ranch Home video Hrvatska Vojska, the Croatian army Hudson Valley Hwair (ƕ), a Gothic letter, called hv in Unicode Hybrid ...
Famous quotes containing the word home:
“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)
“My home policy: I wage war; my foreign policy: I wage war. All the time I wage war.”
—Georges Clemenceau (18411929)
“Douglas. Now remains a sweet reversion
We may boldly spend, upon the hope
Of what is to come in.
A comfort of retirement lives in this.
Hotspur. A rendezvous, a home to fly unto.”
—William Shakespeare (15641616)