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I [[t]ho͟ʊm[/t]] NOUN, ADJECTIVE, AND ADVERB USES
homes
1) N-COUNT: oft poss N, also at N Someone's home is the house or flat where they live.

Last night they stayed at home and watched TV...

The General divided his time between his shabby offices in Carlton Gardens and his home in Hampstead.

...the allocation of land for new homes.

2) N-UNCOUNT You can use home to refer in a general way to the house, town, or country where someone lives now or where they were born, often to emphasize that they feel they belong in that place.

She gives frequent performances of her work, both at home and abroad...

His father worked away from home for much of Jim's first five years...

At seventeen, Daniele was told to leave home by her father...

Ms Highsmith has made Switzerland her home...

Warwick is home to some 550 international students...

Brian decided to leave the UK and set up home in Southern Spain...

He has moved back to his home town of Miami.

3) ADV: ADV after v, be ADV Home means to or at the place where you live.

His wife wasn't feeling too well and she wanted to go home...

I'll telephone you as soon as I get home...

Hi, Mom, I'm home!...

Company officials say striking union members should stay home today.

4) ADJ: ADJ n Home means made or done in the place where you live.

...cheap but healthy home cooking...

All you have to do is make a home video.

5) ADJ: ADJ n Home means relating to your own country as opposed to foreign countries.

Europe's software companies still have a growing home market.

...the Guardian's home news pages.

Syn:
6) N-COUNT A home is a large house or institution where a number of people live and are looked after, instead of living in their own houses or flats. They usually live there because they are too old or ill to look after themselves or for their families to care for them.

It's going to be a home for handicapped children.

...an old people's home.

7) N-COUNT You can refer to a family unit as a home.

She had, at any rate, provided a peaceful and loving home for Harriet...

Single-parent homes are commonplace.

8) N-SING: with supp, usu N of n If you refer to the home of something, you mean the place where it began or where it is most typically found.

This south-west region of France is the home of claret.

9) N-COUNT: oft N for n If you find a home for something, you find a place where it can be kept.

The equipment itself is getting smaller, neater and easier to find a home for.

10) ADV: ADV after v If you press, drive, or hammer something home, you explain it to people as forcefully as possible.

It is now up to all of us to debate this issue and press home the argument.

11) N-UNCOUNT: usu at N When a sports team plays at home, they play a game on their own ground, rather than on the opposing team's ground.

I scored in both games against Barcelona; we drew at home and beat them away.

Ant:
ADJ: ADJ n
Home is also an adjective.

All three are Chelsea fans, and attend all home games together.

12) PHRASE: v-link PHR If you feel at home, you feel comfortable in the place or situation that you are in.

He spoke very good English and appeared pleased to see us, and we soon felt quite at home...

I am not completely at home in any Protestant Church.

13) PHRASE: V inflects, usu PHR to n To bring something home to someone means to make them understand how important or serious it is.

Their sobering conversation brought home to everyone present the serious and worthwhile work the Red Cross does.

14) PHRASE: v-link PHR If you say that someone is, in British English home and dry, or in American English home free, you mean that they have been successful or that they are certain to be successful.

The prime minister and the moderates are not yet home and dry.

15) PHRASE: V inflects If a situation or what someone says hits home or strikes home, people accept that it is real or true, even though it may be painful for them to realize.

Did the reality of war finally hit home?...

Israeli officials say that message struck home.

16) PHRASE: usu v-link PHR (approval) You can say a home from home in British English or a home away from home in American English to refer to a place in which you are as comfortable as in your own home.

Many cottages are a home from home, offering microwaves, dishwashers, tvs and videos.

17) CONVENTION (politeness) If you say to a guest `Make yourself at home', you are making them feel welcome and inviting them to behave in an informal, relaxed way.
18) PHRASE: v-link PHR If you say that something is nothing to write home about, you mean that it is not very interesting or exciting. [INFORMAL]

So a dreary Monday afternoon in Walthamstow is nothing to write home about, right?

19) PHRASE: V inflects If something that is thrown or fired strikes home, it reaches its target. [WRITTEN]

Only two torpedoes struck home.

II [[t]ho͟ʊm[/t]] PHRASAL VERB USES
homes, homing, homed
Phrasal Verbs:

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