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Definition: Home stretch
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.
3. (Games) In various games, the ultimate point aimed at in a
progress; goal; as:
(a) (Baseball) The plate at which the batter stands; same
as home base
and home plate
(b) (Lacrosse) The place of a player in front of an
opponent's goal; also, the player.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]
or Home plate
(Baseball), the base at which the
batter stands when batting, and which is the last base to
be reached in scoring a run.
, etc., the farm, grounds, etc.,
adjacent to the residence of the owner.
, an inclosed plot on which the owner's home
stands. [U. S.]
, rule or government of an appendent or dependent
country, as to all local and internal legislation, by
means of a governing power vested in the people within the
country itself, in contradistinction to a government
established by the dominant country; as, home rule in
Ireland. Also used adjectively; as, home-rule members of
, one who favors or advocates home rule.
(Sport.), that part of a race course between
the last curve and the winning post.
, a well directed or effective thrust; one that
wounds in a vital part; hence, in controversy, a personal
1. Act of stretching, or state of being stretched; reach;
effort; struggle; strain; as, a stretch of the limbs; a
stretch of the imagination.
By stretch of arms the distant shore to gain.
Those put a lawful authority upon the stretch, to
the abuse of yower, under the color of prerogative.
2. A continuous line or surface; a continuous space of time;
as, grassy stretches of land.
A great stretch of cultivated country. --W. Black.
But all of them left me a week at a stretch. --E.
3. The extent to which anything may be stretched.
Quotations, in their utmost stretch, can signify no
more than that Luther lay under severe agonies of
This is the utmost stretch that nature can.
4. (Naut.) The reach or extent of a vessel's progress on one
tack; a tack or board.
5. Course; direction; as, the stretch of seams of coal.
To be on the stretch
, to be obliged to use one's utmost
. See under Home