home in on

Definition of home in on

:to find and move directly toward (someone or something)
  • The missile was homing in on its target.
often used figuratively
  • Researchers are homing in on the cause of the disease.

Word by Word Definitions

home play
  1. : one's place of residence : domicile

  2. : house

  3. : the social unit formed by a family living together

  1. : to or at one's place of residence or home (see 1home 1a)

  2. : to a final, closed, or ultimate position

  3. : to or at an ultimate objective (such as a goal or finish line)

  1. : of, relating to, or being a place of residence, place of origin, or base of operations

  2. : prepared, done, or designed for use in a home (see 1home)

  3. : operating or occurring in an area that is a headquarters or base of operations

  1. : to go or return to one's place of residence or origin : to go or return home (see 1home)

  2. : to return accurately to one's native area of place of birth or origin from a distance : to return home

  3. : to move to or toward an objective by following a signal or landmark


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