Right now his home is a small apartment.
People are concerned about protecting their homes.
They have a second home on the lake.
There's no place like home.
I must have left my notes at home.
She made a good home for her husband and children.
The islands are home to many species of birds.
Can you find homes for these files in your office? Adverb
She called home to say she would be late for dinner.
He's sending money home from a job overseas.
She is on her way home.
It's great to be back home.
I can't wait to come home.
He used a hammer to drive the nail home. Adjective
She has a happy home life.
Please give us your home phone number.
What is your home address?
The team opens its home season in just two weeks. See More
Recent Examples on the Web
The incident came to light earlier this week when a home security video posted on TikTok went viral.—Christine Pelisek, Peoplemag, 20 Sep. 2023 There’s deep clarity and humanity in the way the home’s winding interior path guides you through space, the light shifting as a seemingly cold sculpture becomes a soothing, enveloping cocoon.—Suleman Anaya Fabian Martinez, New York Times, 20 Sep. 2023 New York — Ed Ruscha, born in Omaha, Neb., in 1937, grew up in a devoutly Roman Catholic home.—Christopher Knight, Los Angeles Times, 20 Sep. 2023 It is internationally recognized as part of Azerbaijan but is home to around 120,000 ethnic Armenians, who make up the majority of its population and reject Azerbaijan’s rule.—Tim Lister, CNN, 20 Sep. 2023 Her death triggered a series of anti-Sikh riots, in which Hindu mobs went from house to house across northern India, particularly New Delhi, pulling Sikhs from their homes, hacking many to death and burning others alive.—Time, 20 Sep. 2023 Regardless of square footage, having a versatile home is really key.—Abby Wilson, Better Homes & Gardens, 20 Sep. 2023 Along with blocks of homes, these neighborhoods lost churches, parks and small businesses – vital institutions in often already economically depressed areas.—Mark Nichols, ABC News, 20 Sep. 2023 No injuries were reported, but the wine may have entered a home's basement, according to the distiller and Portuguese news platform Jornal Diário de Aveiro.—Dennis Romero, NBC News, 12 Sep. 2023
We were sent home with painkillers and discharge paperwork.—Kevin Farron, Outdoor Life, 21 Sep. 2023 Guests walked home with gift bags filled with Glossier products.—Michelle Lee, Peoplemag, 21 Sep. 2023 Cloud, born Conor Angus Cloud Hickey, died on July 31 at his family home in Oakland.—Alexandra Del Rosario, Los Angeles Times, 21 Sep. 2023 Philip Paxson was following Google Maps directions while driving home late at night in September 2022 from his daughter’s 9th birthday party when the navigation system directed him to go over an unmarked and unbarricaded bridge that had collapsed years prior, the suit filed Tuesday states.—Jamiel Lynch, CNN, 21 Sep. 2023 First, a Soyuz capsule — the Russian spacecraft that had brought Rubio to the ISS last September — sprung a coolant leak in mid-December, jeopardizing his ride home.—Daniel Wu, Washington Post, 21 Sep. 2023 Residents recorded videos of the water level rising, then returned home to dry off and sleep as the night got darker and wetter.—Ziad Jaber, NBC News, 21 Sep. 2023 The weekly show currently airs on Fox but will move to its new network home in October 2024 when the Fox deal expires.—Joe Otterson, Variety, 21 Sep. 2023 The suit alleges that Paxson was following directions using Google Maps while driving through an unfamiliar neighborhood on the way home from his daughter's ninth birthday party.—Aliza Chasan, CBS News, 20 Sep. 2023
Four people lived in the building and one resident was not home when the fire started, Boyd said.—Tess Williams, Anchorage Daily News, 13 Sep. 2023 While the catwalk is home to head-turning designer creations, Milan’s historic buildings and galleries are home to some of the most iconic artworks in the world.—Connor Sturges, Condé Nast Traveler, 11 Sep. 2023 The former co-workers were not home when Cavalcante visited.—Brittany Shammas, Washington Post, 10 Sep. 2023 The Hawaiian islands are home to paradise, both above and beneath the ocean's surface.—Julia Jacobo, ABC News, 21 July 2023 The Rangers are home for only 10 games in May and have travel that will take them to four different time zones: Central (Kansas City and Minnesota on separate trips), Eastern (Philadelphia and Miami on separate trips), Mountain (Colorado) and Pacific (Oakland).—Evan Grant, Dallas News, 13 July 2023 In the winter, Queenstown's mountains are home to epic skiing and snowboarding.—Kathryn Romeyn, Travel + Leisure, 14 Mar. 2023 Discord is already home to many AI developers, including Midjourney, which has created an AI image generator accessed through its own Discord chat server.—Tom Warren, The Verge, 9 Mar. 2023 The Astros were scheduled to play two home exhibition games and six regular season games at Minute Maid Park prior to April 9 — the earliest date on which the schedule will resume.—Chandler Rome, Houston Chronicle, 14 Mar. 2020
An arrow combined with the eye of a batlike enemy might track enemies like a homing missile.—Zachary Small, New York Times, 4 May 2023 The Air Force plans to spend $320 million buying 1,500 units of the 204-pound munition, designed to home in on moving ground targets regardless of weather conditions or time of day.—Sébastien Roblin, Popular Mechanics, 9 Apr. 2023 Times like these provide an opportunity to home in on customers’ individual goals, values and motivations.—Camille Nicita, Forbes, 8 Aug. 2022 Joy Fitzgerald, who just began her role at UnitedHealth but has also served in similar positions at Eli Lilly, wants to leverage the breadth of her experience and the data-gathering power of a health care giant with UnitedHealth's reach in order to home in on weak links in the medical supply chain.—Sy Mukherjee, Fortune, 17 June 2021 This perverse programming created a Salmonella strain that could home in on the anoxic core of tumors, grow to high density, and release a highly localized dose of anti-tumor drug.—Jeffrey Marlow, Discover Magazine, 26 Apr. 2017 That’s when the shelter took the unusual step of asking people not to relinquish their dogs but to try to keep them for a while longer or to re-home their pets themselves.—Diane Bellcolumnist, San Diego Union-Tribune, 28 Jan. 2023 Ask candidates to complete a brief assignment designed to home in on skills.—Jenny Xia Spradling, Forbes, 5 Oct. 2022 See More
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Middle English hom, hoome "dwelling, building, one's native town or land," going back to Old English hām "landed property, estate, dwelling, house, inhabited place, native land," going back to Germanic *haima- "dwelling" (whence also Old Saxon & Old Frisian hēm "home, dwelling," Middle Dutch heem, heim "dwelling," Old High German heima "dwelling, homeland," Old Norse heimr "abode, land, this world," Gothic haims "village, countryside, [in compounds] home"), of uncertain origin
A widely accepted etymology sees Germanic *haima- as going back to Indo-European *ḱoi-mo, an o-grade derivative, with a suffix *-mo-, of the verbal base *ḱei- "lie, be at rest." Also from *ḱoi-mo- would be an assumed Greek *koímē or *koîmos "bed," the source of the denominal derivative koimáō, koimân "to put to bed, lay to rest" (see cemetery); further associated are Lithuanian šeimà "family, household members (including servants)," Latvian sàime, Russian Church Slavic sěmĭ "person," sěmija, translating Greek andrápoda "prisoners of war sold as slaves," sěminŭ "slave, household member," Russian sem'já "family," Ukrainian sim'já. (Lithuanian kiẽmas "farmstead, village" and káimas "village" are perhaps related, via a form with a centum outcome of ḱ, or as a loanword from Germanic.) According to an alternative hypothesis, Germanic *haima- goes back to Indo-European *tḱoi̯-mo-, a derivative with *-mo- from Indo-European *tḱei̯- "dwell, inhabit" (in a more traditional representation *ḱþei̯-; see amphictyony). Directly comparable would be Sanskrit kṣémaḥ "habitable," kṣémaḥ or -am (noun) "calm, quiet, safety," which within Sanskrit are direct derivatives from kṣéti "(s/he) dwells." The Baltic and Slavic forms cited above would then be attributable to this form.
Middle English hom, going back to Old English hām, probably from accusative of hām "dwelling, home entry 1" (with parallel forms in other Germanic languages)