|Origin:||ham 'village, home'|
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the house, apartment, or place where you live:
place where you live[uncountable and countable]
They have a beautiful home in California.
Good luck in your new home!
Last night we stayed at home and watched TV.
away from home
He was spending more and more time away from home.
work from/at home (=do your work at home instead of at a company office)
A family of birds made their home (=started living) under the roof.
the place where a child lived with his or her family:
family[uncountable and countable]
Jack left home when he was 16.
Were you still living at home (=with your parents)?
Carrie moved out of the family home a year ago.
the place where you came from or where you usually live, especially when this is the place where you feel happy and comfortable:
where you came from/belong[uncountable and countable]
She was born in Italy, but she's made Charleston her home.
The folks back home don't really understand what life is like here.
the country where you live, as opposed to foreign countries
auto sales at home and abroad
He's been travelling, but he's kept up with what's going on back home.
to feel comfortable in a place or with a person
be/feel at home in/with
I'm already feeling at home in the new apartment.
After a while we began to feel at home with each other.
to feel happy or confident about doing or using something
be/feel at home with/in
Practise using the video until you feel quite at home with it.
a house, apartment etc considered as property which you can buy or sell:
Attractive, modern homes for sale.
a place where people who are very old or sick, or children who have no family are looked after: ➔ children's home, nursing home, rest home
for taking care of somebody[countable]
an old people's home
I could never put Dad into a home.
used to tell someone who is visiting you that they should relax:
Sit down and make yourself at home.
to make someone feel relaxed by being friendly towards them:
We like to make our customers feel at home.
the place where something was first discovered, made, or developed:
America is the home of baseball.
the place where a plant or animal grows or lives:
India is the home of elephants and tigers.
if a sports team plays at home, they play at their own sports field [≠ away]
at home to
Birmingham Bullets are at home to Kingston.
12 British English home away from home American English
a place that you think is as pleasant and comfortable as your own house
used to say how nice it is to be in your own home
14 British EnglishDHP
a place where animals with no owners are looked after
15 British English
to find a place where something can be kept:
Can you find a home for the piano?
16 British English spoken
used humorously to ask what a long or unusual word means
a place in some games or sports which a player must try to reach in order to win a point