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Definition: To be at home on any subject
(h[=o]m; 110), n. [OE. hom, ham, AS. h[=a]m; akin to
OS. h[=e]m, D. & G. heim, Sw. hem, Dan. hiem, Icel. heimr
abode, world, heima home, Goth. haims village, Lith.
k["e]mas, and perh. to Gr. kw`mh village, or to E. hind a
peasant; cf. Skr. ksh[=e]ma abode, place of rest, security,
kshi to dwell. [root]20, 220.]
1. One's own dwelling place; the house in which one lives;
esp., the house in which one lives with his family; the
habitual abode of one's family; also, one's birthplace.
The disciples went away again to their own home.
--John xx. 10.
Home is the sacred refuge of our life. --Dryden.
Home! home! sweet, sweet home!
There's no place like home. --Payne.
2. One's native land; the place or country in which one
dwells; the place where one's ancestors dwell or dwelt.
``Our old home [England].'' --Hawthorne.
3. The abiding place of the affections, especially of the
He entered in his house -- his home no more,
For without hearts there is no home. --Byron.
4. The locality where a thing is usually found, or was first
found, or where it is naturally abundant; habitat; seat;
as, the home of the pine.
Her eyes are homes of silent prayer. --Tennyson.
Flandria, by plenty made the home of war. --Prior.
5. A place of refuge and rest; an asylum; as, a home for
outcasts; a home for the blind; hence, esp., the grave;
the final rest; also, the native and eternal dwelling
place of the soul.
Man goeth to his long home, and the mourners go
about the streets. --Eccl. xii.
6. (Baseball) The home base
; as, he started for home.
(a) At one's own house, or lodgings.
(b) In one's own town or country; as, peace abroad and at
(c) Prepared to receive callers.
, the department of executive
administration, by which the internal affairs of a country
are managed. [Eng.]
To be at home on any subject
, to be conversant or familiar
To feel at home
, to be at one's ease.
To make one's self at home
, to conduct one's self with as
much freedom as if at home.
Syn: Tenement; house; dwelling; abode; domicile.