• A dwelling.
  • One’s native land; the place or country in which one dwells; the place where one’s ancestors dwell or dwelt.
  • The locality where a thing is usually found, or was first found, or where it is naturally abundant; habitat; seat.
  • A focus point.
  • Short form of home directory


  • To return to its owner.
  • To seek or aim for something.



  • To one's home
  • At or in one's place of residence or one's customary or official location; at home
  • To a full and intimate degree; to the heart of the matter; fully, directly.
  • into the goal
  • into the right, proper or stowed position


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  • From Middle English home, hom, hoom, ham, from Old English hām ("village, hamlet, manor, estate, home, dwelling, house, region, country"), from Proto-West Germanic *haim, from Proto-Germanic *haimaz ("home, village"), from Proto-Indo-European *tḱóymos ("village, home"), from the root *tḱey-.
  • Germanic cognates: see *haimaz.
  • Cognate with Irish caoimh ("dear"), Lithuanian kaimas ("village"), šeima, Albanian komb ("nation, people"), Old Church Slavonic сѣмь ("seed"), Ancient Greek κώμη ("village"), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱey- ("to lie") (compare Hittite, Ancient Greek κεῖμαι ("to lie down"), Latin civis ("citizen"), Avestan 𐬯𐬀𐬉𐬙𐬈, Sanskrit शये ("he lies").

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