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homenoun [C/U]

 us   /hoʊm/

home noun [C/U] (HOUSE)

a structure in which a person lives, esp. a house or apartment: [U] Phone me at home after four o’clock. [C] We have a country home and a city home. A home also refers to the family that lives together there: [C] a happy home A home is also a place where a group of people live who need special care: [C] a nursing home Your home address is the address of the place where you live.Note: "House" is the more usual word for a building that one family lives in. The word "home" also refers to the life that goes on in that building.

home noun [C/U] (ORIGIN)

a place of origin, or the place where a person belongs: [C] Australia is the home of the kangaroo. [U] I’ve lived here for two years, but it still doesn’t feel like home.at home When you are at home in a place or situation, you are comfortable and relaxed there: She’s beginning to feel at home in her new job. Go into the living room and make yourself at home.
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homeadjective [not gradable]

 us   /hoʊm/

home adjective [not gradable] (IN HOUSE)

done or made in the place where you live: home cooking For a sports team, home refers to the city or the building or stadium where that team usually plays: a home game

homeadverb [not gradable]

 us   /hoʊm/

home adverb [not gradable] (TOWARD HOUSE)

to or toward the place where you live: going home
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