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home

noun uk   /həʊm/ us    /hoʊm/

home noun (HOUSE/APARTMENT)

A1 [C or U] the house, apartment, etc. where you live, especially with your family: The senator has two homes - an apartment in Washington and a house in Colorado. He was living on the streets for three months, and his home was a cardboard box. Phone me at home after four o'clock. I took home a couple of books to read. He left home (= stopped living with his parents) when he was 23. More and more couples are setting up home together without getting married.Home [C] a house, apartment, etc. when it is considered as property that you can buy or sell: luxury/starter homesHome [C] the type of family you come from: We had a happy home. children from a broken home (= from a family in which the parents had separated)Family relations in general C1 [C] a place where people or animals live and are cared for by people who are not their relations or owners: a children's home/an old people's home/a dogs' home He spent his early years in a home.Home

home noun (ORIGIN)

A1 [C or U] someone's or something's place of origin, or the place where a person feels they belong: I live in London, but my home (= where I was born) is in Yorkshire. I was actually born in New Zealand, but I've lived in England for so long that it feels like home now.Home

home noun (COUNTRY)

[C or U] your own country or your own area: I wonder what they're doing back home.Country and nationContinents and regions of the worldCountry names be/play at home If a sports team are/play at home, they play on their own sports field.Competing in sportCompeting and contending (non-sporting)

home

adjective [before noun] uk   /həʊm/ us    /hoʊm/

home adjective [before noun] (DONE/USED AT HOME)

done at home, or intended to be used at home: home cooking home-brewed beer a home computerHome

home adjective [before noun] (COUNTRY)

connected with or done in your own country: His books were a success in his home market, but failed to find an audience abroad.Country and nationContinents and regions of the worldCountry names

home adjective [before noun] (SPORTS)

relating to the place where a team is based and plays a lot of its games: the home team/side a home ground a home match/game the home strip (= clothing worn by a team when they play a home match) home advantage (= the improved chance of success that playing at home gives to a team) Competitions, and parts of competitions
(Definition of home from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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