Word of the Day: Home

home / hōm   noun  
  1. one’s place of residence
The ache for home lives in all of us, the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned. Maya Angelou, 1928-2014  
  1. a house
I think that when you invite people to your home, you invite them to yourself. Oprah Winfrey, 1954-  
  1. an establishment that provides care and residence for a group of people
I was raised to volunteer: nursing homes, clinics, church nurseries, school, everywhere that could use help. Debby Ryan, 1993-  
  1. a place or region native to something; habitat
Situated in the sub-tropical Tarai lowlands, the jungle is home to endangered animals such as the one-horned rhinoceros and the royal Bengal tiger. sadies.com/TravelContents/WTAttractions?LocationId=61018&OrigLocationId=61018
  1. the principal base of an organization; headquarters
Meanwhile, the Detroit Express would play on Ford Field, the home of the National Football League’s Detroit Lions[.] ‘Here Comes the Soccer Arena Boondoggle,’ www.citylab.com, Kriston Capps, ?-  
  1. in games, the goal or objective
Baseball is like driving, it’s the one who gets home safely that counts. Tommy Lasorda, 1927-  
  1. the family unit
So when we’re really addressing issues like poverty, you can’t do that without addressing the real driver of some of those, which is stable homes, families. Mike Huckabee, 1955-     adjective  
  1. prepared in or designed for one’s residence
The most indispensable ingredient of all good home cooking: love for those you are cooking for. Sophia Loren, 1934-  
  1. principal or main
Job happiness is directly proportional to the distance you are from the home office. Nelson DeMille, 1943-  
  1. of or relating to the field, stadium, etc. where a sports team regularly practices and plays
Home advantage is usually an advantage to the home team. Johnny Giles, 1940- adverb  
  1. to or toward initial location
If you want to change the world, go home and love your family. Mother Teresa, 1910-1997  
  1. to an ultimate position
Don’t worry if you seem to be saying the same thing over and over again, repetition makes the work stronger, repetition is good, it drives the point home. Jonathan Safran Foer, 1977-  
  1. to the core
It is easier to take a position in the abstract than when it hits home. Dennis Prager, 1948-     verb  
  1. to direct toward a target
Perhaps there is some secret sort of homing instinct in books that brings them to their perfect readers. Mary Ann Shaffer, 1934-2008