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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. Call me at home after four o'clock. mainly UK women who decide to stay at home and look after their children He left home (= stopped living with his parents) when he was 23. UK More and more couples are setting up home together without getting married. [C] a house, apartment, etc. when it is considered as property that you can buy or sell: luxury/starter homes [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)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.
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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 Greece. I was actually born in New Zealand, but I've lived in Hong Kong for so long that it feels like home now.
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home noun (COUNTRY)

[C or U] your own country or your own area: She loves France, but she misses home. I wonder what they're doing back at home. At home we call this "lardy cake".be/play at home If a sports team are/play at home, they play on their own sports field.
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home

adverb //
at or to your house or the place where you live: Don't worry, I'll be home soon. US I'm afraid 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. 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. US Back home we call this jelly.

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 computer

home adjective [before noun] (COUNTRY)

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.

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)
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