Home is the place where a person lives. The word "home" is different from the word "house." A house is a type of building for one person or a large family. A home can be a house, an apartment, a condominium, a city, a town, a shelter, or even a tent.

  • What time do you leave home in the morning?
  • After work, I went home to eat dinner.
  • Where is your home located?
  • What is the city that you call home?
  • It always feels good to come home.
  • Ted wants to go home, but he has to remain in Moscow for another two weeks.

Here are some well-known statements and expressions regarding home.

  • There’s no place like home.
  • Home is where the heart is.
  • Home sweet home.


The word "home" is used in many compound nouns:

  • A baseball player tries to hit a home run in order to score.
  • A homemaker is a person who stays at home to take care of domestic responsibilities.
  • A person who is traveling homeward or is homeward bound is going home.
  • A home builder builds houses and other forms of residential buildings.
  • A home buyer is looking for a home to purchase.
  • A home seller is hoping to sell his or her home.
  • A home boy or home girl is a person who spends a lot of time at home or in a neighborhood. These words are sometimes shortened to homie.
  • A doctor who makes home visits and house calls sees his patients and clients in their homes.

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June 11, 2018