home·​like | \ ˈhōm-ˌlīk How to pronounce homelike (audio) \

Definition of homelike

: characteristic of a home

Examples of homelike in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Our space is down to earth, cozy, homelike and comfortable. Caroline Tell, Forbes, 5 Nov. 2021 The banners hang in the pod common area, which Ms. Tong has made more homelike with huge, plastic rocking chairs, live plants, and a miniature fish tank with blue and red betta fish. Francine Kiefer, The Christian Science Monitor, 18 May 2021 Centennial’s residents live in the sort of faux-homelike institutional care that is common for middle-class people who are neither rich nor poor. Joyce Sáenz Harris, Dallas News, 6 Apr. 2020 Michaela Fissel, executive director of Advocacy Unlimited, said hospitals could make the settings more homelike and comfortable by adding yoga or music and letting patients wear their own clothes instead of a paper garment. Chris Ehrmann, courant.com, 1 Oct. 2019 Pearlview is a post-hospital rehabilitation and skilled nursing care facility that offers post-acute recovery programs in a homelike atmosphere. Brian Lisik/special To Cleveland.com, cleveland.com, 10 Apr. 2018 These are homelike environments with private rooms, restful gathering places for family members and the 24/7 support of Hospice of Cincinnati staff. Hospice Cincinnati, Cincinnati.com, 19 Mar. 2018 But better-quality fast food for less money, companies that push cook-it-yourself meal kits and the homelike comfort of mom-and-pop restaurants are taking a bite out of sales. The Washington Post, NOLA.com, 2 June 2017 See More

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First Known Use of homelike

1632, in the meaning defined above

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“Homelike.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/homelike. Accessed 27 Jun. 2022.

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home·​like | \ ˈhōm-ˌlīk How to pronounce homelike (audio) \

Kids Definition of homelike

: like a home (as in comfort and kindly warmth) a homelike atmosphere

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