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/ hEUm; hom/ n 1 (a) [C, U] place where one lives, esp with one's family : The nurse visits patients in their homes. . * He left home (ie left his parents and began an independent life) at sixteen. . * [attrib ] my home address . (b) [C] house, flat, etc : Homes for Sale, eg on an estate agent's notice. . * [attrib ] a home improvement grant . (c) [C] (infml ) place where an object is stored : I must find a home for all these tins. . 2 [C, U] district or country where one was born or where one has lived for a long time or to which one feels attached ; ; : She was born in London, but she now looks on Paris as her home. , . * She lives a long way from home. . * He left India for home, ie for his own country. . 3 [C] (a) institution for people needing care or rest : a children's home * a home for the blind * an old people's home . (b) institution providing accommodation for workers : a sailor's home . 4 [C] (a) place where an animal or a plant is native or most common; habitat , : The tiger's home is in the jungle. . (b) place from which sth originates ; : Greece is the home of democracy. . 5 [U] (a) (in sport and in various games) place where a player is safe, cannot be caught, etc . (b) finishing point in a race . 6 (idm ) at home (a) in the house, flat, etc : Is there anybody at home? ? (b) at one's ease, as if in one's own home , : Make yourself at home! ! * They always make us feel very much at home. . (c) (of football matches, etc) played in the town, etc to which the team belongs : Is our next match at home or away? , ? (d) (fml ) expecting and ready to receive visitors : Mrs Hill is not at home to anyone except close relatives. , . at home in sth familiar and relaxed with sth ; : Is it difficult to feel at home in (ie confident when using) a foreign language? ? charity begins at home => charity. close/near to home close to the point at which one is directly affected ; : Her remarks were embarrassingly close to home. . * The threat of war is coming steadily nearer to home. . eat sb out of house and home => eat. an Englishman's home is his castle => Englishman (English). a `home bird person who likes to spend as much time as possible at home because he is happiest there . a ,home from `home place where one is as happy, comfortable, etc as in one's own home : You will find our hotel a true home from home! ! a ,home `truth unpleasant fact about a person told to him by sb else : It's time you listened to a few home truths about yourself. . one's spiritual home => spiritual. there's no place like home => place1. when he's, it's, etc at `home (joc ) (used facetiously to emphasize a question ): Who's Gloria Button when she's at home? ·?
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY posted at 2009/11/22 13:40:47
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/ hEUm; hom/ adj [attrib ] 1 (a) of or connected with one's home ; : have a happy home life * home comforts . (b) done or produced at home ; : home cooking * home movies . 2 in one's own country; not foreign; domestic ; ; : home industries * the home market * home news . 3 (sport ) played on or connected with one's own ground : a home match, win, defeat * the home team, ie the one playing at home * playing in front of their home crowd .
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY posted at 2009/11/22 13:40:47
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/ hEUm; hom/ adv 1 at, in or to one's home or country ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; : Is he home yet? ? * She's on her way home. . * He went home. . * Will the Spanish authorities send him home for trial? ? * (US) stay home, ie stay at home . 2 to the point aimed at; as far as possible ; : drive a nail home . 3 (idm ) be, etc nothing to write home about => write. bring home the `bacon (infml ) achieve sth successfully . bring sth `home to sbmake sb realize sth fully : The television pictures brought home to us all the plight of the refugees. . come `home (to sb) become fully (and often painfully) clear . come home to `roost (of words) take effect upon the person who has said them . drive sth home => drive1. drive the point home => drive1. hit/strike `home (of remarks, etc) have the intended (often painful) effect , : I could see from her expression that his sarcastic comments had hit home. . (be) home and `dry safe and successful, esp after a difficult time . invalid sb home => invalid2 v. press sth home => press2. romp home/in => romp. till the cows come home => cow1. when one's ship comes home/in => ship1.
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY posted at 2009/11/22 13:40:47
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/ hEUm; hom/ v 1 [I] (of a trained pigeon) fly home , . 2 (phr v) home in (on sth) be directed or move towards sth ; : The torpedo homed in on its target. . * Pop fans are homing in on the concert site from miles around. .
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY posted at 2009/11/22 13:40:47
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/ hEUm; hom/ v 1 [I] (of a trained pigeon) fly home , . 2 (phr v) home in (on sth) be directed or move towards sth ; : The torpedo homed in on its target. . * Pop fans are homing in on the concert site from miles around. .
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY posted at 2009/11/22 13:40:47
home
/ hEUm; hom/ adv 1 at, in or to one's home or country ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; : Is he home yet? ? * She's on her way home. . * He went home. . * Will the Spanish authorities send him home for trial? ? * (US) stay home, ie stay at home . 2 to the point aimed at; as far as possible ; : drive a nail home . 3 (idm ) be, etc nothing to write home about => write. bring home the `bacon (infml ) achieve sth successfully . bring sth `home to sbmake sb realize sth fully : The television pictures brought home to us all the plight of the refugees. . come `home (to sb) become fully (and often painfully) clear . come home to `roost (of words) take effect upon the person who has said them . drive sth home => drive1. drive the point home => drive1. hit/strike `home (of remarks, etc) have the intended (often painful) effect , : I could see from her expression that his sarcastic comments had hit home. . (be) home and `dry safe and successful, esp after a difficult time . invalid sb home => invalid2 v. press sth home => press2. romp home/in => romp. till the cows come home => cow1. when one's ship comes home/in => ship1.
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY posted at 2009/11/22 13:40:47
home
/ hEUm; hom/ adj [attrib ] 1 (a) of or connected with one's home ; : have a happy home life * home comforts . (b) done or produced at home ; : home cooking * home movies . 2 in one's own country; not foreign; domestic ; ; : home industries * the home market * home news . 3 (sport ) played on or connected with one's own ground : a home match, win, defeat * the home team, ie the one playing at home * playing in front of their home crowd .
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY posted at 2009/11/22 13:40:47

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