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home

noun (HOUSE/APARTMENT)    /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. 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 Grammar:House or home?We use the noun house to refer to a building:See more
(Definition of home noun (HOUSE/APARTMENT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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