Translation of "home" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary


noun uk /həʊm/ us /hoʊm/

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. 這位參議員有兩個家——一個是位於華盛頓的公寓,另一個是科羅拉多的家。
He was living on the streets for three months, and his home was a cardboard box. 他在大街上住了三個月,他的家就是一個厚紙箱。
Call me at home after four o'clock. 四點之後打家裡的電話找我。
women who decide to stay at home and look after their children
He left home (= stopped living with his parents) when he was 23. 他23歲時離家獨立生活。
UK More and more couples are setting up home together without getting married. 越來越多伴侶不結婚就組成家庭。

[ C ] a house, apartment, etc. when it is considered as property that you can buy or sell

luxury/starter homes 豪華住宅/作為過度而買的第一間小房子

[ C ] the type of family you come from

We had a happy home. 我們有一個幸福的家庭。
children from a broken home (= from a family in which the parents had separated) 來自破碎家庭的孩子

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 孤兒院/養老院/流狼狗收容所
He spent his early years in a home. 他的幼年時期在孤兒院度過。

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 Greece. 我住在倫敦,但在約克郡出生。
I was actually born in New Zealand, but I've lived in Hong Kong for so long that it feels like home now. 我實際上在紐西蘭出生,但在英格蘭住了這麼久,現在感覺就像故鄉一樣。

[ C or U ] your own country or your own area

She loves France, but she misses home.
At home we call this "lardy cake".
UK I wonder what they're doing back at home. 我納悶他們在國內在做甚麼。
be/play at home

If a sports team are/play at home, they play on their own sports field.

adverb /həʊm/ /hoʊm/

at or to your house or the place where you live:

Don't worry, I'll be home soon.
US I'm sorry, he's not home right now.
mainly US The kids were home alone.
She decided to give up and go home.
He came home as the dawn was breaking.
Josh was tired so we took him home.
I took home a couple of books to read. 我帶一些書回家閱讀。
I'll bring everyone home after the party.
When you get home late you don't feel like cooking.
I hope you made it home safely last night?
mainly US women who decide to stay home and care for their children

in or to the country or area where you come from:

We pray all our troops will come home safely.
mainly US I wonder what they're doing back home. 我納悶他們在國內在做甚麼。
US Back home we call this jelly.
adjective [ before noun ] uk /həʊm/ us /hoʊm/

relating to the house, flat, etc. where someone lives:

mainly US home prices

done at home, or intended to be used at home

home cooking 家庭烹飪
home-brewed beer 家釀啤酒(私釀啤酒)
a home computer 家用電腦
my home telephone number

relating to your family or your life at home:

His home life is affecting his work.
students who have a difficult home situation

connected with or done in your own country

His books were a success in his home country/market, but failed to find an audience abroad. 他的書在本國市場很暢銷,但在國外卻沒有甚麼讀者。

relating to the place where a team is based and plays a lot of its games

the home team/side 地主隊/東道主
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)

(Translation of “home” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)