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noun /həum/
the house, town, country etc where a person etc, usually lives
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
a nurses’ home.
a house
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
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.
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.
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 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
His journey homeward was eventful He journeyed homewards.
homework noun work or study done at home, especially by a school pupil
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 The concert was nothing to write home about.
(Definition of home from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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