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at-home a usu. informal reception of visitors and guests at one's home.
come home to roost of an action or actions, to return or rebound against the doer; boomerang.
detention home a place where juvenile offenders are held in custody, esp. while awaiting a court's disposition of their cases.
down-home of, resembling, or characteristic of the qualities associated with rural folk or family, such as hospitality, simplicity, and warmth.
foster home a home in which a child is cared for by someone other than his or her natural or adoptive parents.
funeral home an establishment where the bodies of the dead are made ready for burial or cremation and where funeral services are sometimes held.
home economics the skills and art of managing a home, including nutrition, interior design, and child development. [2 definitions]
home fries sliced raw or boiled potatoes fried in oil or shortening; home fried potatoes.
home office the main office of a business, organization, or company that has several offices. [2 definitions]
home page the main page of a Web site, often having a table of contents and links to other parts of the Web site.
home plate in baseball, a five-sided flat slab of hard rubber at which the batter stands, and which the base runner must touch in order to score a run.
home port the location of a vessel between trips or during maintenance servicing, or its port of registration. [2 definitions]
home range the area usu. covered by an animal during the course of a day or season.
home rule the principle or practice of self-government by the citizens of a country, state, or city, esp. as granted by a controlling authority.
home run in baseball, a hit that allows the batter enough time to touch all four bases in succession and score a run.
home video equipment having to do with the playing or recording of videocassettes or videodiscs in the home, or a videocassette or videodisc viewed in the home.
home-brew any alcoholic beverage, esp. beer, that is prepared at home.
home-cooked prepared and cooked at home.
homeroom a school classroom where students meet at the beginning of the school day for attendance and announcements.
mobile home a movable house without a permanent foundation but able to be placed and connected to utilities fairly permanently.