homing instinct

Definition of homing instinct

  1. :  an ability to return home from a great distance an animal with a homing instinct

Word by Word Definitions

homeplay homing
  1. :  one's place of residence :  domicile

    :  house

    :  the social unit formed by a family living together

  1. :  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)

  1. :  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

  1. :  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

instinctplay
  1. :  a natural or inherent aptitude, impulse, or capacity

    :  a largely inheritable and unalterable tendency of an organism to make a complex and specific response to environmental stimuli without involving reason

    :  behavior that is mediated by reactions below the conscious level

  1. :  impelled by an inner or animating or exciting agency

    :  profoundly imbued :  infused


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