home[ hohm ]SEE DEFINITION OF home
Synonyms for home
- at ease
- at rest
- down home
- in one's element
- in the bosom
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR HOME
In every American home that is a home, to-day, it demands attention.
"He can't be at home, or else he won't come," thought the visitor.
He might in this country; he'd never do it at home, you know.
He had a large family at home waiting his return from a Western journey.
The home of the Birkenholt family was not one of the least delightful.
He sat down in a chair, and stretched out his legs, with an air of being at home.
They were some way from home, and Giles was the biggest and heaviest of them all.
He drove first to the Milbrey house, on the chance that she might be at home.
And then by a street sign she saw that she was near the home of Philippe.
I found him in Calcutta, and I have brought him home with me.
Old English ham "dwelling, house, estate, village," from Proto-Germanic *haimaz (cf. Old Frisian hem "home, village," Old Norse heimr "residence, world," heima "home," Danish hjem, Middle Dutch heem, German heim "home," Gothic haims "village"), from PIE root *tkei- "to settle, dwell, be home" (cf. Sanskrit kseti "abides, dwells," Armenian shen "inhabited," Greek kome, Lithuanian kaimas "village;" Old Church Slavonic semija "domestic servants").
Home stretch (1841) is originally a reference from horse racing. Home base in baseball attested by 1859 (home plate by 1867; home as the goal in a sport or game is from 1778). Home economics first attested 1899. Slang phrase make (oneself) at home "become comfortable in a place one does not live" dates from 1892. To keep the home fires burning is from a song title from 1914. To be nothing to write home about "unremarkable" is from 1907. Home movie is from 1919; home computer is from 1967.