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Definizione monolingua e traduzione home



Inglese grammatica

home


Verb

home (third-person singular simple present homes, present participle homing, simple past and past participle homed)


  1. (usually with ""in on"") To seek or aim for something.
    • The missile was able to home in on the target.
    • Much like a heat-seeking missile, a new kind of particle homes in on the blood vessels that nourish aggressive cancers, before unleashing a cell-destroying drug. — Ewen Callaway, New Scientist, July 2008
Noun

Wikipedia home (plural homes)


  1. One’s own dwelling place; the house or structure in which one lives; especially the house in which one lives with his family; the habitual abode of one’s family; also, one’s birthplace.
    • c.1526, William Tyndale, Bible (Tyndale): John, xx, 10,
      And the disciples wet awaye agayne vnto their awne home.
    • 1808, John Dryden, Walter Scott (editor), The Works of John Dryden,
      Thither for ease and soft repose we come: / Home is the sacred refuge of our life; / Secured from all approaches, but a wife.
    • 1822, John Howard Payne, Home! Sweet Home!
      Home! home! sweet, sweet home! / There’s no place like home, there’s no place like home.
  2. One’s native land; the place or country in which one dwells; the place where one’s ancestors dwell or dwelt.
    • 1863, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Our Old Home: A Series of English Sketches,
      Visiting these famous localities, and a great many others, I hope that I do not compromise my American patriotism by acknowledging that I was often conscious of a fervent hereditary attachment to the native soil of our forefathers, and felt it to be our own Old Home.
    • 1980, Peter Allen, song, I Still Call Australia Home,
      Ive been to cities that never close down / From New York to Rio and old London town / But no matter how far or how wide I roam / I still call Australia home.
  3. The place where a person was raised; Childhood or parental home; home of one’s parents or guardian.
    I left home last year.
    • 2004, Jean Harrison, Home,
      The rights listed in the UNCRC cover all areas of childrens lives such as their right to have a home and their right to be educated.
  4. The abiding place of the affections, especially of the domestic affections.
    • 1837, George Gordon Byron, Don Juan,
      He enterd in the house—his home no more, / For without hearts there is no home; ...
  5. The locality where a thing is usually found, or was first found, or where it is naturally abundant; habitat; seat.
    the home of the pine.
    • 1706, Matthew Prior, An Ode, Humbly Inscribed to the Queen, on the ẛucceẛs of Her Majeẛtys Arms, 1706, as republished in 1795, Robert Anderson (editor), The Works of the British Poets,
      ... Flandria, by plenty made the home of war, / Shall weep her crime, and bow to Charles restord, ...
    • 1849, Alfred Tennyson, In Memoriam A. H. H.,
      Her eyes are homes of silent prayer, / Nor other thought her mind admits / But, he was dead, and there he sits, / And he that brought him back is there.
  6. A place of refuge and rest; an asylum; as, a home for outcasts; a home for the blind; hence, especially, the grave; the final rest; also, the native and eternal dwelling place of the soul.
    • 1769, King James Bible, Oxford Standard text, Ecclesiastes, xii, 5,
      ... because man goeth to his long home, and the mourners go about the streets:
  7. (gaming, in various games) The ultimate point aimed at in a progress; the goal.
    The object of Sorry! is to get all four of your pawns to your home.
  8. (baseball) Home plate.
  9. (lacrosse) The place of a player in front of an opponent’s goal; also, the player.
  10. (Internet) The landing page of a website; the sites home page
Adjective

home (not comparable)


  1. Of or pertaining to one’s dwelling or country; domestic; not foreign; as home manufactures; home comforts.
  2. Close; personal; pointed; as, a home thrust.
Adverb

home (not comparable)


  1. To one’s home or country
    go home, come home, carry home.
    • 1863, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Our Old Home: A Series of English Sketches,
      He made no complaint of his ill-fortune, but only repeated in a quiet voice, with a pathos of which he was himself evidently unconscious, ""I want to get home to Ninety-second Street, Philadelphia.""
  2. Close; closely.
    • 1625, Francis Bacon, dedication to the Duke of Buckingham, in Essays Civil and Moral,
      I do now publish my Essays; which of all my other works have been most current : for that, as it seems, they come home to mens business and bosoms.
    • 1718, Robert South, Twelve Sermons Preached at Several Times, And upon ẛeveral Occasions,
      How home the charge reaches us, has been made out by ẛhewing with what high impudence ẛome amongẛt us defend sin, ...
  3. To the place where it belongs; to the end of a course; to the full length.
    to drive a nail home; to ram a cartridge home
    • c.1603, William Shakespeare The Tragedy of Othello, The Moor of Venice, Act 5, Scene 1,
      ... Wear thy good rapier bare, and put it home: ...
  4. In ones place of residence or ones customary or official location; at home
    Everyones gone to watch the game; theres nobody home.
  5. (UK, soccer) Into the goal.
    • 2004, Tottenham 4-4 Leicester, BBC Sport: February,
      Walker was penalised for a picking up a Gerry Taggart backpass and from the resulting free-kick, Keane fired home after Johnnie Jacksons initial effort was blocked.
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