From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishldoce_160_ghomehome1 /həʊm $ hoʊm/ ●●● S1 W1 noun 🔊 🔊 1 place where you live [countable, uncountable]HOME the house, apartment, or place where you live 🔊 They have a beautiful home in California. 🔊 Good luck in your new home!at 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.2 family [countable, uncountable]HOME the place where a child lived with his or her family 🔊 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.3 where you came from/belong [countable, uncountable]HOME the place where you came from or where you usually live, especially when this is the place where you feel happy and comfortable 🔊 She was born in Italy, but she’s made Charleston her home.back home 🔊 The folks back home don’t really understand what life is like here.4 your countryCOUNTRY/NATION [uncountable] the country where you live, as opposed to foreign countriesat home 🔊 auto sales at home and abroadback home 🔊 He’s been travelling, but he’s kept up with what’s going on back home.5 → be/feel at home6 property [countable]HOME a house, apartment etc considered as property which you can buy or sell 🔊 Attractive modern homes for sale.7 for taking care of somebody [countable]HOME a place where people who are very old or sick, or children who have no family, are looked after 🔊 an old people’s home 🔊 I could never put Dad into a home. → children's home, nursing home, rest home8 → make yourself at home9 → make somebody feel at home10 → the home of something11 → at home12 → home from home13 → home sweet home14 → dogs’/cats’ home15 → find a home for something16 → what’s that when it’s at home?17 games [uncountable]DG a place in some games or sports which a player must try to reach in order to win a point → home plate, home runCOLLOCATIONS – Meanings 1 & 2ADJECTIVES/NOUN + home a secure/stable home (=a caring family without a lot of changes)He had grown up in a stable home.a happy home (=a happy family)We had a happy home.a broken home (=a family in which the parents have separated)Many of the youngsters came from broken homes.the family home (=where a family lives)The house was once the family home of the O'Dare family.the marital home (=where a husband and wife live)He left the marital home to move in with his lover.somebody’s childhood/boyhood etc home (=where you lived as a child)I had not been back to my childhood home for ten years.a permanent/temporary homeFlood victims were offered temporary homes.verbslive at home (=live with your parents)More people in their twenties are still living at home because housing is so expensive.leave home (=stop living with your parents at home)Lisa had left home at age 16.work from/at home (=do your work at home instead of at an office)I work at home three days a week.THESAURUShome the house, apartment, or place where you liveMore and more people are working from home.It was past midnight by the time I got home.house a building that someone lives in, especially a building intended for one person, couple, or familyShall we meet at your house?Have you seen Dave’s new house – it’s huge!place spoken informal the house, apartment, or room where someone livesWe went to Sara’s place after the movie.He’s just bought a fantastic place right by the sea.residence formal the house or apartment where someone lives, especially a large or official oneThe prime minister’s official residence is 10 Downing Street.His wife transferred her main residence to Spain.holiday home British English, vacation home American English a house that someone owns by the sea, in the mountains etc, where they go for their holidaysThey bought a luxury holiday home in Spain.
Examples from the Corpushome• Any readers attempting to furnish a home should find ample material in the September issue.• I never wanted to put my mother in a home.• It took us about ten years to think of Atlanta as home.• In fact, he finds that he is able to get a great deal of work done at home on these days.• To raise the extra money they had to sell the family home.• Buying your first home is a very important step.• She was born in Italy, but she's made Charleston her home.• Her home, she said, was in Hong Kong, but she hadn't been there since she was a child.• I've lived in Madrid for many years, and it feels like home to me now.• They want to build forty luxury homes on a disused railway site.• Between 1945 and 1970 the government built 110,000 new homes for low-paid workers.• The restaurant isn't far from our home, so it's convenient.• People like to feel secure in their own homes.• They grew up in a children's home in Ohio.• It is the home of that most Freudian of plants, the coco-de-mer.• The tax rate depends on when the home was purchased.• They were cared for by friends at their home in nearby Witney.• And owners note a perceptible increase in door-hangers, fliers and other pleas from agents to put their homes up for sale.• Their homes are mobile in name only.• You need to maintain a good balance between your home life and career.at home• The Jets lost 6-3 at home to New England.• Earlier in the century it was normal for women to have their babies at home.• Sales of electrical goods have increased, both at home and abroad.• I spent the evening at home watching TV.• Shocked by the events at home, the president cut short his trip to Europe.• Darren still lives at home with his parents.• I think she still lives at home with her parents.• The good thing about my job is that I can often work at home.left home• Then he got a job selling tickets on the railways, and left home.• His fingers were already tingling. 17 David knew it would be difficult to park in Soho and had left home early.• When Lombardy left home about 8 a.m., the detective followed and alerted an officer in a patrol car.• Born to godly parents, Mel left home at fifteen and joined the Navy.• Anguished Bernadette spoke of her ordeal since Mr Onanuga left home 16 days ago.• He seemed to recover considerably after Paheri left home.• She left home early in the morning and often returned late at night.• He probably felt the same, since his sister left home just as he was beginning to get to know her.made ... home• After the Bombecks made Arizona their home, many local charities benefited from their generosity as well as their presence at fund-raisers.• I would have liked to have heard it again at the second service but Dad made us hurry home.• In spite of his frustrations, though, he fell in love with the country and eventually made his home in Jerusalem.• Slowing to seventy, he made his way home.• One school is building an artifical otter holt to provide them with a ready made home.• She pulled off her hat, she made herself at home.• Local folk tales made it the home of mythical monsters.• I paid the tab, and we made our way home.back home• He's glad to be back home.• She had graduated from a Lutheran Bible college back home, and at one time she had seriously considered becoming a nun.• He would tell Odysseus how to get back home.• I was hoping there was, cos it's about time I got back home - it's getting pretty late.• They are moving back home to Arizona, back home to Oregon, back home to Tennessee.• The Plot Every day, Johnny took his three goats to pasture and then back home.• He was back home, showered, changed and in bed by eleven forty-five.• A fantasy, but a lovely one, and one that she would miss when she went back home.