Someone's home is the house or flat where they live.
Last night they stayed at home and watched TV...
...his home in Hampstead.
You can use home to refer in a general way to the house, town, or country where someone lives now or where they were born, often to emphasize that they feel they belong in that place.
She gives frequent performances of her work, both at home and abroad...
His father worked away from home for much of Jim's first five years...
Home means to or at the place where you live.
His wife wasn't feeling too well and she wanted to go home...
I'll telephone you as soon as I get home...
Home means made or done in the place where you live.
...cheap but healthy home cooking...
All you have to do is make a home video.
Home means relating to your own country as opposed to foreign countries.
Europe's software companies still have a growing home market.
...the Guardian's home news pages.
A home is a large house or institution where a number of people live and are looked after, instead of living in their own houses or flats. They usually live there because they are too old or ill to look after themselves or for their families to care for them.
It's going to be a home for handicapped children.
...an old people's home.
You can refer to a family unit as a home .
She had, at any rate, provided a peaceful and loving home for Harriet...
Single-parent homes are commonplace.
If you refer to the home of something, you mean the place where it began or where it is most typically found.
This south-west region of France is the home of claret.
If you find a home for something, you find a place where it can be kept.
The equipment itself is getting smaller, neater and easier to find a home for.
If you press, drive, or hammer something home, you explain it to people as forcefully as possible.
It is now up to all of us to debate this issue and press home the argument.
When a sports team plays at home, they play a game on their own ground, rather than on the opposing team's ground.
I scored in both games against Barcelona; we drew at home and beat them away.
If you feel at home, you feel comfortable in the place or situation that you are in.
He spoke very good English and appeared pleased to see us, and we soon felt quite at home...
I am not completely at home in any Protestant Church.
To bring something home to someone means to make them understand how important or serious it is.
Their sobering conversation brought home to everyone present the serious and worthwhile work the Red Cross does.
If you say that someone is, in British English home and dry, or in American English home free, you mean that they have been successful or that they are certain to be successful.
The prime minister and the moderates are not yet home and dry.
If a situation or what someone says hits home or strikes home, people accept that it is real or true, even though it may be painful for them to realize.
Did the reality of war finally hit home?...
Israeli officials say that message struck home.
You can say a home from home in British English or a home away from home in American English to refer to a place in which you are as comfortable as in your own home.
Many cottages are a home from home, offering microwaves, dishwashers, tvs and videos.
If you say to a guest 'Make yourself at home', you are making them feel welcome and inviting them to behave in an informal, relaxed way.
If you say that something is nothing to write home about, you mean that it is not very interesting or exciting.
So a dreary Monday afternoon in Walthamstow is nothing to write home about, right?
If something that is thrown or fired strikes home, it reaches its target.
Only two torpedoes struck home.
1. where you live at a particular time;"deliver the package to my home""he doesn't have a home to go to""your place or mine?"
2. housing that someone is living in;"he built a modest dwelling near the pond""they raise money to provide homes for the homeless"
3. the country or state or city where you live;"Canadian tariffs enabled United States lumber companies to raise prices at home""his home is New Jersey"
4. an environment offering affection and security;"home is where the heart is""he grew up in a good Christian home""there's no place like home"
5. an institution where people are cared for;"a home for the elderly"
6. the place where you are stationed and from which missions start and end
7. a social unit living together;"he moved his family to Virginia""It was a good Christian household""I waited until the whole house was asleep""the teacher asked how many people made up his home"
8. (baseball) base consisting of a rubber slab where the batter stands; it must be touched by a base runner in order to score;"he ruled that the runner failed to touch home"
9. place where something began and flourished;"the United States is the home of basketball"
1. provide with, or send to, a home
2. return home accurately from a long distance;"homing pigeons"
1. used of your own ground;"a home game"
2. relating to or being where one lives or where one's roots are;"my home town"
3. inside the country;"the British Home Office has broader responsibilities than the United States Department of the Interior""the nation's internal politics"
1. at or to or in the direction of one's home or family;"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"
2. on or to the point aimed at;"the arrow struck home"
3. to the fullest extent; to the heart;"drove the nail home""drove his point home""his comments hit home"