Synonyms for home


Grammar : Adj, noun
Spell : hohm
Phonetic Transcription : hoʊm

Top 10 synonyms for home Other synonyms for the word home

Définition of home

Origin :
  • Old English ham "dwelling, house, estate, village," from Proto-Germanic *haimaz (cf. Old Frisian hem "home, village," Old Norse heimr "residence, world," heima "home," Danish hjem, Middle Dutch heem, German heim "home," Gothic haims "village"), from PIE root *tkei- "to settle, dwell, be home" (cf. Sanskrit kseti "abides, dwells," Armenian shen "inhabited," Greek kome, Lithuanian kaimas "village;" Old Church Slavonic semija "domestic servants").
  • 'Home' in the full range and feeling of [Modern English] home is a conception that belongs distinctively to the word home and some of its Gmc. cognates and is not covered by any single word in most of the IE languages. [Buck]
  • Home stretch (1841) is originally a reference from horse racing. Home base in baseball attested by 1859 (home plate by 1867; home as the goal in a sport or game is from 1778). Home economics first attested 1899. Slang phrase make (oneself) at home "become comfortable in a place one does not live" dates from 1892. To keep the home fires burning is from a song title from 1914. To be nothing to write home about "unremarkable" is from 1907. Home movie is from 1919; home computer is from 1967.
  • adj domestic
  • noun place where a human lives
  • noun birthplace, environment
Example sentences :
  • In every American home that is a home, to-day, it demands attention.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • "He can't be at home, or else he won't come," thought the visitor.
  • Extract from : « Brave and Bold » by Horatio Alger
  • He might in this country; he'd never do it at home, you know.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • He had a large family at home waiting his return from a Western journey.
  • Extract from : « Brave and Bold » by Horatio Alger
  • The home of the Birkenholt family was not one of the least delightful.
  • Extract from : « The Armourer's Prentices » by Charlotte M. Yonge
  • He sat down in a chair, and stretched out his legs, with an air of being at home.
  • Extract from : « Brave and Bold » by Horatio Alger
  • They were some way from home, and Giles was the biggest and heaviest of them all.
  • Extract from : « The Armourer's Prentices » by Charlotte M. Yonge
  • He drove first to the Milbrey house, on the chance that she might be at home.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • And then by a street sign she saw that she was near the home of Philippe.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • I found him in Calcutta, and I have brought him home with me.
  • Extract from : « Brave and Bold » by Horatio Alger

Antonyms for home

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