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 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, "Dallas author’s debut novel paints a vividly affecting and melancholy portrait of aging in America," 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, "Critics say new suicide prevention requirements make hospital psychiatric wards feel like prisons," 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, "Brunswick residents respond to construction runoff," 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, "Hospice care: Where does it take place?," 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, "Hot streak over for fast-casual chains like Chipotle, Qdoba," 2 June 2017

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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 4 Mar. 2021.

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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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