Notebook, 1993-



One's Familiar or Usual Setting . . . . Congenial Environment, Social Unit, Habitat, Place of Origin . . . . Place or Residence, Domicile, House . . . . Headquarters, Country. . . . Usual, Familiar, Relaxed, Comfortable, At ease, In Harmony . . . . Knowledgeable, On Familiar Ground . . . . To Proceed, Focus or Direct Attention toward an Objective . . . . Establishment, Objective . . . . Final or Ultimate Position . . . . Close, Vital or Senstive Core . . . .

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Home n [ME hom. fr. OE hám village, home; akin to OHG heim home] [bef 12c] 1a: one's place of residence; Domicile b: House 2: the social unit formed by a family living together 3a: a familiar or usual setting: congenial environment; also: the focus of one's domestic attention [__ is where the heart is] b: Habitat 4a: a place of origin [salmon returning to their __ to spawn], also: one's own country [having troubles at __ and abroad] b: Headquarters 2 [__ of the dance company] 5: an establishment providing residence and care for people with special needs [__s for the elderly] [a __ for unwed mothers] 6: the objective in various games; esp: Home Plate -at home 1: relaxed and comfortable: at ease [felt completely at __ on the stage] 2: in harmony with the surroundings 3: on familiar ground: Knowledgeable [teachers at home in their subject fields]

2 Home adv [bef. 12c] 1: to, from, or at one's home [go __] [left __ at the age of 12] 2A: to a final, closed, or ultimate position [drive a nail __] b: to or at an ultimate objective [as a goal or finish line] 3: to a vital sensitive core [the truth struck __] -home free: out of jeopardy: in a comfortable position with respect to some objective

3 Home adj [1552] 1: of, relating to, or being a home place of origin or base of operations [__ office] [checkers in position on their __ squares] 2: prepared, done, or designed for use in a home [__ remedies] [__ cooking] [a __ videotape system] 3: operating or occurring in a home area [the __ team] [__ games]

4 Home vt [1765] 1: to go or return home 2 of an animal: to return accurately to one's home or natal area from a distance 3: to proceed to or toward a source of radiated energy used as a guide [missiles __ in on radar] 4: to proceed or direct attention toward an objective [science is homing in on the mysterious human process -Sam Glucksberg] -vt: to send to or provide with a home

[Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, 10th Edition. Springfield, MA, USA: Merriam-Webster, Inc. 1995.]



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