Spanish translation of “home”
home 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
America is the home of jazz. › a place where children without parents, old people, people who are ill etc live and are looked after
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
This charity was set up to help the homeless homeless people. homely adjective › simple but pleasant
homely food. › making a person feel he is at home
a homely atmosphere. › (American) (of a person) not attractive; ugly.
homeliness noun ›
homing adjective › (of pigeons etc) which (can) fly home when set free a long way from home.
› able to take a missile etc to its target
These torpedoes have homing devices in their noses. home-coming noun › the return home of a person (who has been away for some time)
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.
home-grown adjective › grown in one’s own garden or in one’s own country
These tomatoes are home-grown. homeland noun › a person’s native land
One day the refugees hope to return to their homeland. home-made adjective › made by a person at home; not professionally made
home-made jam home-made furniture. home rule › the government of a country or part of a country by its own citizens.
homesick adjective › missing one’s home
When the boy first went to boarding school he was very homesick. homesickness noun ›
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.
home truth › a plain statement of something which is unpleasant but true (about a person, his behaviour etc) said directly to the person
It’s time someone told him a few home truths. homeward adjective › going home
They started their homeward journey. homeward(s) adverb › towards home
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
I’m afraid he’s not at home. › (in football etc) in one’s own ground
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
I always feel at home in France He’s quite at home with cows – he used to live on a farm. home in on › to move towards (a target etc)
The missile is designed to home in on aircraft. leave home › to leave one’s house
I usually leave home at 7.30 a.m. › to leave one’s home to go and live somewhere else
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
Make yourself at home! nothing to write home about › not very good
The concert was nothing to write home about.