Definition of home base
1 : the place in which someone or something lives or operates The company's home base is in New York. (informal) She returned to her home base after a long month of traveling.
2 baseball : the base that a runner must touch in order to score The runner was tagged out at home base.
Word by Word Definitions
: one's place of residence : domicile
: the social unit formed by a family living together
: to or at one's place of residence or home (see 1home 1a)
: to a final, closed, or ultimate position
: to or at an ultimate objective (as a goal or finish line)
: of, relating to, or being a place of residence, place of origin, or base of operations
: prepared, done, or designed for use in a home (see 1home)
: operating or occurring in an area that is a headquarters or base of operations
: to go or return to one's place of residence or origin : to go or return home (see 1home)
: to return accurately to one's native area of place of birth or origin from a distance : to return home
: to proceed to or toward a source of radiated energy used as a guide
: the lower part of a wall, pier, or column considered as a separate architectural feature
: the lower part of a complete architectural design (as of a monument)
: the bottom of something considered as its support : foundation
: of little height
: low in place or position
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