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".
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Some articles on home:
... It is home to the Landtag of Saxony and the ministries of the Saxon Government ... The highest 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 ...
... 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 other formal settings ... an alternative to public or private schools outside the home ... abroad, to allow for more traveling, while many young athletes and actors are taught at home ...
... by banks and other private lenders for home building and home buying ... standards and conditions, provide an adequate home financing system through insurance of mortgage loans, and to stabilize the mortgage market ...
... 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 ...
... 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 ...
More definitions of "home":
- (noun): Housing that someone is living in.
Synonyms: dwelling, domicile, abode, habitation, dwelling house
- (verb): Return home accurately from a long distance.
Example: "Homing pigeons"
- (noun): The country or state or city where you live.
Example: "Canadian tariffs enabled United States lumber companies to raise prices at home"; "his home is New Jersey"
- (adj): Used of your own ground.
Example: "A home game"
- (noun): An environment offering affection and security.
Example: "Home is where the heart is"; "he grew up in a good Christian home"; "there's no place like home"
- (adj): Inside the country.
Example: "The British Home Office has broader responsibilities than the United States Department of the Interior"
Synonyms: interior, internal, national
- (adv): At or to or in the direction of one's home or family.
Example: "He stays home on weekends"; "after the game the children brought friends home for supper"; "I'll be home tomorrow"; "came riding home in style"; "I hope you will come home for Christmas"; "I'll take her home"; "don't forget to write home"
- (adv): To the fullest extent; to the heart.
Example: "Drove the nail home"; "drove his point home"; "his comments hit home"
- (noun): The place where you are stationed and from which missions start and end.
- (noun): (baseball) base consisting of a rubber slab where the batter stands; it must be touched by a base runner in order to score.
Example: "He ruled that the runner failed to touch home"
Synonyms: home plate, home base, plate
- (noun): Place where something began and flourished.
Example: "The United States is the home of basketball"
- (noun): An institution where people are cared for.
Example: "A home for the elderly"
Synonyms: nursing home, rest home
- (adj): Relating to or being where one lives or where one's roots are.
Example: "My home town"
- (noun): A social unit living together.
Example: "The teacher asked how many people made up his home"
Synonyms: family, household, house, menage
- (verb): Provide with, or send to, a home.
- (noun): Where you live at a particular time.
Example: "Deliver the package to my home"; "he doesn't have a home to go to"
Famous quotes containing the word home:
“Like plowing, housework makes the ground ready for the germination of family life. The kids will not invite a teacher home if beer cans litter the living room. The family isnt likely to have breakfast together if somebody didnt remember to buy eggs, milk, or muffins. Housework maintains an orderly setting in which family life can flourish.”
—Letty Cottin Pogrebin (20th century)
“Not even New Hampshire farms are much for sale.
The farm I made my home on in the mountains
I had to take by force rather than buy.”
—Robert Frost (18741963)
“I think when the full horror of being fifty hits you, you should stay home and have a good cry.”
—Alan Bleasdale (b. 1946)