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hometown the town or city in which one was born or grew up, or in which one has presently lived for a considerable time.
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.
homeward to or toward home. [2 definitions]
homework schoolwork that is assigned to be done at home rather than at school.
homey pleasant, comfortable, or cozy; like home.
homicide the act of killing another person; murder. [2 definitions]
homiletics (used with a sing. verb) the art of composing and delivering homilies or sermons; art of preaching.
homily a sermon giving religious instruction. [2 definitions]
homing going or returning home; homeward bound. [2 definitions]
homing pigeon a kind of pigeon that is trained to return to its home roost, and that can deliver messages over long distances.
hominid any member of the family of two-legged primates that includes all humans and their ancestors.
hominize to cause to change so as to be compatible with mankind as it evolves. [2 definitions]
hominoid a member of a superfamily that includes the great apes and humans. [2 definitions]
hominy hulled kernels of dried corn, often ground and cooked with water.
homo- same; similar.
homocysteine An amino acid that is an intermediate in the metabolism of methionine. In humans, elevated levels of homocysteine in blood are associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke.
Homo erectus an extinct species of the human race that had a fairly small brain and an upright stance. (See Pithecanthropus.)
homoeroticism sexual desire for one of the same sex; homosexuality.
homogamy the characteristic of a plant that has flowers or florets all of one sex. [3 definitions]
homogeneity the state or quality of being made up of the same or similar elements.
homogeneous having all parts of the same or a similar type. (Cf. heterogeneous.) [2 definitions]