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A home is a place of residence or refuge comfort.[1] It is usually a place in which an individual or a family can rest and be able to store personal property. Most modern-day households contain sanitary facilities and a means of preparing food. Animals have their own homes as well, either living in the wild or in a domesticated environment. As an alternative to the definition of "home" as a physical locale, home may be perceived to have no physical definition--instead, home may relate instead to a mental or emotional state of refuge or comfort.

There are certain cultures in which members lack permanent homes, such as with nomadic people.



Many wetlands are home to birds such as these Northern Shoveler ducks.

The word "home" can be used for various types of residential community institutions in which people can live, such as nursing homes, group homes (orphanages for children, retirement homes for seniors, prisons for criminals, treatment facilities, etc.), and foster homes.

In computer terminology, a 'home' may refer to a starting view that branches off into other tasks, e.g. a homepage or a desktop. Many such home pages on the internet start with introductory information, recent news or events, and links to subpages. "Home" may also refer to a home directory which contains the personal files of a given user of the computer system. And the home is a good place to live in.

Psychological impact

Since it can be said that humans are generally creatures of habit, the state of a person's home has been known to physiologically influence their behavior, emotions, and overall mental health.[citation needed]

Some people may become homesick when they leave their home over an extended period of time. Sometimes homesickness can cause a person to feel actual symptoms of illness.

It has been argued that psychologically "The strongest sense of home commonly coincides geographically with a dwelling. Usually the sense of home attenuates as one moves away from that point, but it does not do so in a fixed or regular way."[2] Furthermore, places like homes can trigger self-reflection, thoughts about who one is or used to be or who one might become. These types of reflections also occur in places where there is a collective historical identity, such as Gettysburg or Ground Zero.[3]

In the past the mother was the person who ran the household. The house was a place for women's work more than anywhere else. However, in the modern sense, these duties are now shared between mother and father. In Western countries, the home has become a place for more equality in duties, the roles are shared and the burden of maintaining the household is a shared family responsibility.[4]

See also


  1. ^ "'Home' - Definitions from". Retrieved 2008-05-08. 
  2. ^ Theano S. Terkenli. 1995. "Home as a Region." Geographical Review. 85.3: 324-334.
  3. ^ Douglas Burton-Christie. 2009. "Place-Making as Contemplative Practice." Anglican Theological Reviews 91.3: 347-371.
  4. ^ Witold Rybcznski. 1986.Home: A Short History of an Idea. New York: Penguin Group

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A home is a place of residence or refuge and comfort. It is usually a place in which an individual or a family can rest and be able to store personal property.


  • Home is where the heart is.
    • Ancient saying, reported at least as early as 1847, in Joseph C. Neal, "Singleton Snippe. Who Married for a Living", Graham's Magazine (1847), p. 166: "Home is where the heart is; and Snippe's heart was a traveler—a locomotive heart, perambulating; and it had no tendencies toward circumscription and confine".
  • A man's house is his castle — et domus sua cuique est tutissimum refugium.
    • Edward Coke, The First Part of the Institutes of the Laws of England, or, A Commentary on Littleton (London, 1628, ed. F. Hargrave and C. Butler, 19th ed., London, 1832), Third Institute, p. 162. The exact translation of the Latin portion is: "and where shall a man be safe if it be not in his own house?", quoted from Pandects, lib. ii. tit. iv. De in Jus vocando.
  • Home is home, though it be never so homely.
    • English proverb, reported in John Clarke, Paræmiologia (1639), p. 101.
  • 'Mid pleasures and palaces though we may roam,
    Be it ever so humble, there 's no place like home;
    A charm from the skies seems to hallow us there,
    Which sought through the world is ne'er met with elsewhere.
    • John Howard Payne, Home, Sweet Home (1822), from the opera of "Clari, the Maid of Milan"
  • Sitting with my gin or whisky afterwards I would often manage to get into conversation with some lonely man or other – usually an exile like myself – and the talk would be about the world, air-routes and shipping-lines, drinking-places thousands of miles away. Then I felt happy, felt I had come home, because home to people like me is not a place but all places, all places except the one we happen to be in at the moment.
  • What you choose to call hell, he calls home.
    • Colonel Trautman (Richard Crenna), by David Morrell, Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985).
  • You can't go back home to your family, back home to your childhood, ... back home to a young man's dreams of glory and of fame ... back home to places in the country, back home to the old forms and systems of things which once seemed everlasting but which are changing all the time-back home to the escapes of Time and Memory.
  • A happy home is the single spot of rest which a man has upon this earth for the cultivation of his noblest sensibilities.
  • Home is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in.

Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895)

Reported in Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895).

  • There is no happiness in life, there is no misery like that growing out of the dispositions which consecrate or desecrate a home.
  • When home is ruled according to God's word, angels might be asked to stay a night with us, and they would not find themselves out of their element.
  • In the homes of America are born the children of America; and from them go out into American life, American men and women. They go out with the stamp of these homes upon them; and only as these homes are what they should be, will they be what they should be.
  • The strength of a nation, especially of a republican nation, is in the intelligent and well-ordered homes of the people.
  • A Christian home! What a power it is to the child when he is far away in the cold, tempting world, and voices of sin are filling his ears, and his feet stand on slippery places.
  • The spirit and tone of your home will have great influence on your children. If it is what it ought to be, it will fasten conviction on their minds, however wicked they may become.
  • The pleasant converse of the fireside, the simple songs of home, the words of encouragement as I bend over my school - tasks, the kiss as I lie down to rest, the patient bearing with the freaks of my restless nature, the gentle counsels mingled with reproofs and approvals, the sympathy that meets and assuages every sorrow, and sweetens every little success — all these return to me amid the responsibilities which press upon me now, and I feel as if I had once lived in heaven, and, straying, had lost my way.
  • I never heard my father's or mother's voice once raised in any question with each other; nor saw any angry or even slightly hurt or offended glance in the eyes of either. I never heard a servant scolded, nor even suddenly, passionately, or in any severe manner, blamed; and I never saw a moment's trouble or disorder in any household matter.
  • It is to Jesus Christ we owe the truth, the tenderness, the purity, the warm affection, the holy aspiration, which go together in that endearing word — home; for it is He who has made obedience so beautiful, and affection so holy; it is He who has brought the Father's home so near, and has taught us that love is of God.
    • James Hamilton, p. 325.
  • The sweetest type of heaven is home — nay, heaven is the home for whose acquisition we are to strive the most strongly. Home, in one form and another, is the great object of life. It stands at the end of every day's labor, and beckons us to its bosom; and life would be cheerless and meaningless, did we not discern across the river that divides us from the life beyond, glimpses of the pleasant mansions prepared for us.
  • The home came from heaven. Modeled on the Father's house and the many mansions, and meant the one to be a training place for the other, the home is one of the gifts of the Lord Jesus — a special creation of Christianity.
    • James Hamilton, p. 326.
  • Home and heaven are not so far separated as we sometimes think. Nay, they are not separated at all, for they are both in the same great building. Home is the lower story, and is located down here on the ground floor; heaven is above stairs, in the second and third stories; and, as one after another the family is called to come up higher, that which seemed to be such a strange place begins to wear a familiar aspect; and, when at last not one is left below, the home is transferred to heaven, and heaven is home.
    • Alexander Dickson, p. 326.
  • Keep the home near heaven. Let it face toward the Father's house. Not only let the day begin and end with God, with mercies acknowledged and forgiveness sought, but let it be seen and felt that God is your chiefest joy, His will in all you do the absolute and sufficient reason.
    • James Hamilton, p. 326.
  • It was Jesus Christ who, ever pointing to joys which do not perish in the using, wedded duty to delight, and re-opening to the Christian family a better paradise — the Father's house — placed the earthly home in the vestibule of heaven.
    • James Hamilton, p. 326.
  • The ascension of Christ makes heaven seem homelike to us as we journey toward it; for Jesus wears our humanity at the right hand of the Father.
  • Home and Jesus! The two should be inseparable. Husband and wife need the clasp of that infinite love to keep their hearts true to each other. Parents need the guidance of that infinite wisdom and the power of that infinite strength, to keep them patient and long-suffering and gentle and wise in the training of immortal souls.
  • How rich this earth seems when we regard it — crowded with the loves of home! Yet I am now getting ready to go home — to leave this world of homes and go home. When I reach that home, shall I even then seek yet to go home? Even then, I believe, I shall seek a yet warmer, deeper, truer home in the deeper knowledge of God — in the truer love of my fellow men. Eternity will be — my heart and my faith tell me — a traveling homeward, but in jubilation and confidence and the vision of the beloved.
  • Then I said in my heart, "Come home with me, beloved — there is but one home for us all. When we find — in proportion as each of us finds that home, shall we be gardens of delight to each other — little chambers of rest — galleries of pictures — wells of water."

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From Middle English hom < Old English hām < Proto-Germanic *heimaz < Proto-Indo-European *tkoi-, an o-grade variant of *tkei-. Cognate with German Heim, Swedish hem, Dutch heem and heim-, and the place-name segment -ham (village).



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home (plural homes)

  1. One’s own dwelling place; the house or structure in which one lives; especially the house in which one lives with his family; the habitual abode of one’s family; also, one’s birthplace.
    The disciples went away again to their own home. —John xx. 10.
    Home is the sacred refuge of our life.John Dryden.
    Home! home! sweet, sweet home! There’s no place like home.John Howard Payne.
  2. One’s native land; the place or country in which one dwells; the place where one’s ancestors dwell or dwelt.
    Our old home England.Nathaniel Hawthorne.
  3. The place where a person was raised. Childhood or parental home. Home of one’s parents or guardian.
    I left home last year.
  4. The abiding place of the affections, especially of the domestic affections.
    He entered in his house — his home no more, For without hearts there is no home.George Gordon Byron.
  5. The locality where a thing is usually found, or was first found, or where it is naturally abundant; habitat; seat.
    the home of the pine.
    Her eyes are homes of silent prayer.Alfred Tennyson.
    Flandria, by plenty made the home of war.Matthew Prior.
  6. A place of refuge and rest; an asylum; as, a home for outcasts; a home for the blind; hence, especially, the grave; the final rest; also, the native and eternal dwelling place of the soul.
    Man goeth to his long home, and the mourners go about the streets. —Eccl. xii.
  7. (gaming) In various games, the ultimate point aimed at in a progress; the goal.
  8. (baseball) Home plate.
  9. (lacrosse) The place of a player in front of an opponent’s goal; also, the player.
  10. (Internet) The landing page of a website; the site's home page


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to home

Third person singular

Simple past

Past participle

Present participle

to home (third-person singular simple present homes, present participle homing, simple past and past participle homed)

  1. (usually with "in on") To seek or aim for something.
    The missile was able to home on the target.



home (not comparable)


not comparable

none (absolute)

  1. Of or pertaining to one’s dwelling or country; domestic; not foreign; as home manufactures; home comforts.
  2. Close; personal; pointed; as, a home thrust.

Derived terms


home (not comparable)


not comparable

none (absolute)

  1. To one’s home or country; as in the phrases, go home, come home, carry home.
  2. Close; closely.
    How home' the charge reaches us, has been made out. —South.
    They come home to men’s business and bosoms. —Bacon.
  3. To the place where it belongs; to the end of a course; to the full length.
    to drive a nail home
    to ram a cartridge home
    Wear thy good rapier bare and put it home. —Shak.
  4. (British, soccer) Into the goal.
    • 2004, Tottenham 4-4 Leicester, BBC Sport: February,
      Walker was penalised for a picking up a Gerry Taggart backpass and from the resulting free-kick, Keane fired home after Johnnie Jackson's initial effort was blocked.

Usage notes

  • Home is often used in the formation of compound words, many of which need no special definition; as, home-brewed, home-built, home-grown, etc.

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From Latin homō (human being).


home m. (plural homes)

  1. man
  2. husband






From homo.



  1. humanly


(index ho)


  • IPA: [ˈho̞me̞ˣ], X-SAMPA: ["home(?)]
  • Hyphenation: ho‧me
  • Rhymes: -e


Finnish Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia fi


  1. mildew, mould




From Latin homo


home m. (plural homes)

  1. human
  2. man
  3. spouse



  1. man! Expresses surprise.

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English home


home f. inv.

  1. home (initial position of various computing objects)


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Developer(s) Apex
Publisher(s) Apex
Release date 2006
Genre Action
Mode(s) Multiplayer
Age rating(s)
Platform(s) Browser
Credits | Soundtrack | Codes | Walkthrough

Shields-Up is an online browser based game. It is based off of a space theme where any person can become almost anything they wan; from space fighter to larger hauler, the game has it all. Currently it is in beta testing mode, but new members are always welcome.


Basically guilds are a way of forming an official recognized team with fellow players. You could call them factions, groups, clans, but we decided on Guilds in a very democratic manner ;). Guilds have a certain hierarchy, which is maintained by giving members different internal statuses. The higher you're up the ranks, the more access you get to certain area's. All of these area's of interest do not become available straight from the foundation, no it takes time and effort to make the guild rise in level and gain access to them. If you earn XP while in a Guild, the guild XP level will rise too, the more players there are in a guild, the quicker the guild XP level rises. Once your guild has opened up a store, you'll be able to transfer goods into it using the C.S.T.S. by using the "deposit" function. Now other guildmembers can use the goods stored in the guildstore, to craft items directly from the guildstore contents and everything produced will be put back too. That's guilds in a nutshell, of course there's a lot more to it but there's still enough to read and discover for yourself.

The following was taken from the Dev release made by Prev on 27th of July 2006

Guild registration

In order to create a Guild, you will need to visit the Guild Registry. The Guild Registry is an NPC based on a promenade somewhere in the known Galaxy.

When you speak to the NPC, you will be presented with a small interface explaining the process, and he will display the cost of registration to you. In order to drive down the cost of registration, you will need to get yourself some Negotiation skill. Now, you don't NEED the skill, but without it, you will find the cost of registration is VERY expensive !! If you are happy with the cost, enter the name for your guild, and register <img alt="Smiley" src="smiley.gif" style="border: 0pt none ;" />

When you register your guild, 10% of the registration fee will be immediately deposited into your guild bank account.

Please Note, that in order to register a guild, you must not be affiliated with a guild, either as a member, or a Guild Leader

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