home Definition

  • 1the place where one lives permanently, especially as a member of a family or household
  • 2a place where something flourishes, is most typically found, or from which it originates

Using home: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "home" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    I'm going home now.

  • Example

    She has made a home for herself in the country.

  • Example

    The Amazon rainforest is home to many species of animals.

  • Example

    The museum is home to some of the world's greatest works of art.

home Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for home

Idioms Using home

  • make someone understand the full significance of something


    The accident brought home to us the dangers of driving in bad weather.

  • act as if one were in one's own home


    Please make yourself at home while I finish cooking dinner.

  • home and dry

    successfully completed or accomplished


    We're not quite home and dry yet, but we're getting there.

Phrases with home

  • relaxed and comfortable in one's own surroundings


    I always feel at home when I'm with my family.

  • a place where one feels as comfortable and relaxed as one's own home


    The hotel was so comfortable that it felt like a home away from home.

  • an expression of pleasure on returning to one's own home


    After a long trip, it's always good to be back home sweet home.

Origins of home

from Old English 'hām'


Summary: home in Brief

The term 'home' [hoʊm] refers to the place where one lives permanently, often with family or household members. It can also denote a place where something flourishes or originates, such as 'The Amazon rainforest is home to many species of animals.' Phrases like 'at home' and 'home away from home' express comfort and familiarity, while idioms like 'bring something home to someone' and 'home and dry' convey understanding and success.

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