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      n     (Social welfare)     (in Britain and New Zealand)  
1    a person, usually a woman, who is paid to do domestic chores for persons unable to look after themselves adequately  
2      (Also called)    home care   such a service provided by a local authority social services department to those whom it judges most need it,   (Also called (N.Z.))    home aid  
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  
1    the place or a place where one lives  
have you no home to go to?     
2    a house or other dwelling  
3    a family or other group living in a house or other place  
4    a person's country, city, etc., esp. viewed as a birthplace, a residence during one's early years, or a place dear to one  
5    the environment or habitat of a person or animal  
6    the place where something is invented, founded, or developed  
the U.S. is the home of baseball     
a    a building or organization set up to care for orphans, the aged, etc.  
b       an informal name for a       mental home  
8      (Sport)   one's own ground  
the match is at home     
a    the objective towards which a player strives in certain sports  
b    an area where a player is safe from attack  
10      (Lacrosse)  
a    one of two positions of play nearest the opponents' goal  
b    a player assigned to such a position  
inside home     
11      (Baseball)      another name for       home plate  
12      (N.Z.)  
informal, obsolete   Britain, esp. England  
13    a home from home   a place other than one's own home where one can be at ease  
14    at home  
a    in one's own home or country  
b    at ease, as if at one's own home  
c    giving an informal party at one's own home  
d      (Brit)   such a party  
15    at home in, on, or with   familiar or conversant with  
16    home and dry     (Brit)  
informal   definitely safe or successful  
we will not be home and dry until the votes have been counted        (Austral. and N.Z. equivalent)    home and hosed  
17    near home   concerning one deeply  
      adj   usually prenominal  
18    of, relating to, or involving one's home, country, etc.; domestic  
19    (of an activity) done in one's house  
home taping     
20    effective or deadly  
a home thrust     
21      (Sport)   relating to one's own ground  
a home game     
22      (U.S.)   central; principal  
the company's home office     
23    to or at home  
I'll be home tomorrow     
24    to or on the point  
25    to the fullest extent  
hammer the nail home     
26    (of nautical gear) into or in the best or proper position  
the boom is home     
27    bring home to  
a    to make clear to  
b    to place the blame on  
28    come home     (Nautical)   (of an anchor) to fail to hold  
29    come home to   to become absolutely clear to  
30    nothing to write home about  
Informal   to be of no particular interest  
the film was nothing to write home about     
31    intr   (of birds and other animals) to return home accurately from a distance  
32    often foll by: on or onto   to direct or be directed onto a point or target, esp. by automatic navigational aids  
33    to send or go home  
34    to furnish with or have a home  
35    intr; often foll by: in or in on   to be directed towards a goal, target, etc.  
     (Old English ham; related to Old Norse heimr, Gothic haims, Old High German heim, Dutch heem, Greek komi village)  
  homelike      adj  

1       another name for       open day  
2    a social gathering in a person's home  
community home  
      n     (in Britain)  
1    a home provided by a local authority for children who cannot remain with parents or relatives, or be placed with foster parents  
2    a boarding school for young offenders,   (Former name)    approved school     (Formal name)    community home with education on the premises     (Abbrev.)    CHE  
      n      Sir Alexander. See (Baron Alexander)       Home of the Hirsel  
eventide home  
Euphemistic   an old people's home  
harvest home  
1    the bringing in of the harvest  
2      (Chiefly Brit)   a harvest supper  
      n   Baron. See (Baron) Home of the Hirsel  
home aid  
      n     (N.Z)      another name for       home help  
Informal   (esp. of a young child) left in a house, flat, etc. unattended  
home banking  
      n   a system whereby a person at home or in an office can use a computer with a modem to call up information from a bank or to transfer funds electronically  
      n   a beer or other alcoholic drink brewed at home rather than commercially  
  home-brewed      adj  
Home Counties  
      pl n   the counties surrounding London  
home economics  
      n   functioning as sing or pl   the study of diet, budgeting, child care, textiles, and other subjects concerned with running a home  
  home economist      n  
home farm  
      n     (Brit)   (esp. formerly) a farm belonging to and providing food for a large country house  
home ground  
      n   a familiar area or topic  
      adj   (esp. of fruit and vegetables) produced in one's own country, district, estate, or garden  
Home Guard  
1    a volunteer part-time military force recruited for the defence of the United Kingdom in World War II  
2    (in various countries) a civil defence and reserve militia organization  
home help  
      n     (Social welfare)     (in Britain and New Zealand)  
1    a person, usually a woman, who is paid to do domestic chores for persons unable to look after themselves adequately  
2      (Also called)    home care   such a service provided by a local authority social services department to those whom it judges most need it,   (Also called (N.Z.))    home aid  
home loan  
      n      an informal name for       mortgage       1  
1    (esp. of cakes, jam, and other foods) made at home or on the premises, esp. of high-quality ingredients  
2    crudely fashioned  
Home Office  
      n     (Brit. government)   the national department responsible for the maintenance of law and order, immigration control, and all other domestic affairs not specifically assigned to another department  
Home of the Hirsel  
      n   Baron, title of Sir Alec Douglas-Home, formerly 14th Earl of Home. 1903--95, British Conservative statesman: he renounced his earldom to become prime minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (1963--64); foreign secretary (1970--74)  
home page  
      n     (Computing)   (on a website) the main document relating to an individual or institution that provides introductory information about a website with links to the actual details of services or information provided  
home plate  
      n     (Baseball)   a flat often five-sided piece of hard rubber or other material that serves to define the area over which the pitcher must throw the ball for a strike and that a base runner must safely reach on his way from third base to score a run,   (Also called)    plate, home, home base  
home range  
      n     (Ecology)   the area in which an animal normally ranges  
home rule  
1    self-government, esp. in domestic affairs  
2      (U.S. government)   the partial autonomy of cities and (in some states) counties, under which they manage their own affairs, with their own charters, etc., within the limits set by the state constitution and laws  
3    the partial autonomy sometimes granted to a national minority or a colony  
Home Rule  
      n   self-government for Ireland: the goal of the Irish Nationalists from about 1870 to 1920  
home run  
      n     (Baseball)   a hit that enables the batter to run round all four bases, usually by hitting the ball out of the playing area  
Home Secretary  
      n     (Brit. government)   short for Secretary of State for the Home Department; the head of the Home Office  
home straight  
1      (Horse racing)   the section of a racecourse forming the approach to the finish  
2    the final stage of an undertaking or journey,   (Also (chiefly U.S.))    home stretch  
home teacher  
      n     (Brit)   a teacher who educates ill or disabled children in their homes  
home truth  
      n   often pl   an unpleasant fact told to a person about himself  
home unit  
      n     (Austral. and N.Z)   a self-contained residence which is part of a series of similar residences,   (Often shortened to)    unit  
mental home   , hospital, institution  
      n   a home, hospital, or institution for people who are mentally ill  
mobile home  
      n   living quarters mounted on wheels and capable of being towed by a motor vehicle  
nursing home  
1    a private hospital or residence staffed and equipped to care for aged or infirm persons  
2      (Brit)   a private maternity home  
remand home  
      n   (no longer in technical use) an institution to which juvenile offenders between 8 and 14 years may be remanded or committed for detention  
   See also       community home  
      n   an old people's home  
starter home  
      n   a compact flat or house marketed by price and size specifications to suit the requirements of first-time home buyers  
stately home  
      n     (Brit)   a large mansion, esp. one open to the public  
1    (of a person) enjoying a quiet, settled, and unadventurous use of leisure  
2    a stay-at-home person  
take-home pay  
      n   the remainder of one's pay after all income tax and other compulsory deductions have been made  
villa home  
      n     (Austral)   one of a set of suburban bungalows built compactly on the one allotment, esp. on the former site of a single bungalow  

English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  




1    abode, domicile, dwelling, dwelling place, habitation, house, pad     (slang)   residence  
2    birthplace, family, fireside, hearth, homestead, home town, household  
3    abode, element, environment, habitat, habitation, haunt, home ground, range, stamping ground, territory  
4    at home:     
a    available, in, present  
b    at ease, comfortable, familiar, relaxed  
c    entertaining, giving a party, having guests, receiving  
d      (as a noun)    party, reception, soirée  
5    at home in, on, or with      conversant with, familiar with, knowledgeable, proficient, skilled, well-versed  
6    bring home to      drive home, emphasize, impress upon, make clear, press home  
7    central, domestic, familiar, family, household, inland, internal, local, national, native  

English Collins Dictionary - English synonyms & Thesaurus  

Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
care home
Port Out Starboard Home
Folk etymology: rich ship passengers paid for cabins on the side most in shadow. Supposedly shortened to P.O.S.H on tickets. No evidence for this origin; the word comes from 19th century slang.
Chick for home decorating
home is the best place to be no matter where it is
informal name given to footwear items like socks, home foot covers or plastic foot covers used for hygienical reasons
a false acronym created "backwards", i.e. from a phrase deliberately invented to generate the acronym, e.g. posh "port out starboard home".
stereotypical belief that disconsiders in terms of intellectual and physical qualities women who stay home to look after their children
forced by a medical condition to spend most of the time home
parent whose children no longer live in the family home
George is home and dry! Le hardeux de boulevard Barcelone Toulouse Matabiau _in facts!
care provided for old or sick people or children in a residential facility ("home")
feeling of emptiness experienced by parents after the children leave their home
the show is over, you can go home, the main purpose of your presence is gone
was used in Elvis concerts to prevent people from waiting an encore
someone to whom everybody is turning when they need advice, help
a person you can go to for help, advice or information
used to point out that small problems or unpleasant events can in the end help things get better
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