Translation of "home" - English-Spanish dictionary

home

noun uk /həʊm/

A1 the place where you live

hogar, casa
He wasn’t at home.

a place where people who need special care live

residencia
an old people’s home
feel at home

B1 to feel happy and confident in a place or situation

sentirse a gusto
After a month she felt at home in her new job.
adverb uk /həʊm/

A2 to or in the place where you live

a casa
He didn’t come home until midnight.
I went home to visit my parents.
I called her, but she wasn’t home.
adjective uk /həʊm/
home address/phone number

an address or phone number for the place where someone lives

dirección/teléfono de casa

made or used in the place where someone lives

casero, de casa
home cooking
a home computer

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

home

noun /həum/

the house, town, country etc where a person etc, usually lives

casa
I work in London but my home is in Bournemouth
When I retire, I’ll make my home in Bournemouth
Africa is the home of the lion
We’ll have to find a home for the kitten.

the place from which a person, thing etc comes originally

cuna, patria
America is the home of jazz.

a place where children without parents, old people, people who are ill etc live and are looked after

asilo, orfanato
an old folk’s home
a nursing home.

a place where people stay while they are working

hogar
a nurses’ home.

a house

casa
He invited me round to his home.
homeless noun plural, adjective

(people) without a place to live in

los sin techo
This charity was set up to help the homeless
homeless people.
homely adjective (comparative homelier, superlative homeliest)

simple but pleasant

casero
homely food.

making a person feel he is at home

acogedor, familiar
a homely atmosphere.

(American) (of a person) not attractive; ugly.

feo, sin atractivo
homeliness noun

llaneza, sencillez
the homeliness of the hotel.
homing adjective

(of pigeons etc) which (can) fly home when set free a long way from home.

(paloma) mensajera

able to take a missile etc to its target

buscador, cazador
These torpedoes have homing devices in their noses.
home-coming noun

the return home of a person (who has been away for some time)

regreso/vuelta a casa
We had a party to celebrate his home-coming.

(American) an annual event held by a college, a university or high school for former students.

fiesta de antiguos alumnos
home economics noun

a school subject that covers skills needed at home such as cooking, making clothes, and budgeting.

economía doméstica, actividades prácticas
home-grown adjective

grown in one’s own garden or in one’s own country

de cultivo local/nacional
These tomatoes are home-grown.
homeland noun

a person’s native land

patria, tierra natal
One day the refugees hope to return to their homeland.
home-made adjective

made by a person at home; not professionally made

hecho en casa, de fabricación casera
home-made jam
home-made furniture.
homeowner noun

someone who owns their house or flat/apartment.

propietario
home page noun

(computing) the main page of a website where there are links to other parts of the website.

página de inicio

(computing) a place on the Internet that you choose to appear first whenever you connect to the Internet.

página de inicio
home rule noun

the government of a country or part of a country by its own citizens.

autonomía
homesick adjective

missing one’s home

nostalgia del país/de la familia
When the boy first went to boarding school, he was very homesick.
homesickness noun

nostalgia
She is suffering from homesickness.
homestead /-sted/ noun

a house, especially a farm, with the land and other buildings (eg barns) which belong to it, especially in the United States, Australia etc.

caserío; granja
home town noun

the town or city where you lived when you were a child.

ciudad natal
home truth noun

a plain statement of something which is unpleasant but true (about a person, his behaviour etc) said directly to the person

(decir) cuatro verdades a alguien
It’s time someone told him a few home truths.
homeward adjective

going home

regreso (a casa)
They started their homeward journey.
homeward(s) adverb

towards home

a/hacia casa
He journeyed homewards.
homework noun

work or study done at home, especially by a school pupil

deberes
Finish your homework!
at home

in one’s home

en casa
I’m afraid he’s not at home.

(in football/soccer etc) in one’s own ground

en casa
The team is playing at home today.
be/feel at home

to feel as relaxed as one does in one’s own home or in a place or situation one knows well

estar/sentirse como en casa
I always feel at home in France
He’s quite at home with cows – he used to live on a farm.
home in on phrasal verb

to move towards (a target etc)

dirigirse hacia
The missile is designed to home in on aircraft.
leave home

to leave one’s house

salir de casa
I usually leave home at 7.30 a.m.

to leave one’s home to go and live somewhere else

irse/marcharse de casa, abandonar el hogar
He left home at the age of fifteen to look for a job in Australia.
make oneself at home

to make oneself as comfortable and relaxed as one would at home

ponerse cómodo
Make yourself at home!
nothing to write home about

not very good

mediocre
The concert was nothing to write home about.

(Translation of “home” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)