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home

1. the environment or habitat of a person or animal
2. 
a. a building or organization set up to care for orphans, the aged, etc.
b. an informal name for a mental home
3. Sport one's own ground
4. 
a. the objective towards which a player strives in certain sports
b. an area where a player is safe from attack
5. Lacrosse
a. one of two positions of play nearest the opponents' goal
b. a player assigned to such a position
6. Baseball another name for home plate
7. Sport relating to one's own ground

Home

Baron. See (Baron) Home of the Hirsel

What does it mean when you dream about a home?

Independence and dependency mark the feelings of going home. Home also represents security issues and childlike desires that need to be fulfilled. (See also Mansion).

home

[hōm]
(computer science)
The location at the upper left-hand corner of an electronic display.
(electricity)
To return to the starting position, as in a stepping relay or turning motor.
(navigation)
To navigate toward a point by maintaining constant some navigational parameter other than altitude.
(ordnance)
To travel to a target by guidance of heat radiation, radar echoes, radio waves, sound waves, laser beams, or other phenomena reflected from or originating in the target, as in homing missiles and homing torpedoes.

home

To follow a path of energy waves, especially radio or radar waves, by means of a directional antenna, radar equipment, or other sensing devices, to or toward the point of transmission or reflection of the waves.
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It is not clear in the Official Baseball Rules whether the batter is obligated to drop his bat in the area of the batter's box or home plate, although the position of Phillips' bat might have been considered to be in the area of home plate, which appears to be an arbitrary area of space.
Home Plate consists of both action-oriented education and formal research about the effects of teaching parents how to provide better and more nutritious meals for their families.
But these errors do not alter the fact that Beyond Home Plate is an exceptional contribution to the literature on Robinson's life and an essential book on Robinson's life after baseball.
The release velocity of a pitched baseball equals the amount of straight-line force applied toward home plate multiplied by the time period over which a pitcher applies force divided by mass.
Alternatively, we are driving Spirit around Home Plate to the east.
Home plate umpire Larry Vanover ruled that the tag was made before Izturis crossed home plate, nullifying the runas a stunned Angels bench looked on.
The new 1B is responsible for his bucket and the catcher's bucket is thrown back to home plate.
Then she brings her throwing arm forward and fully extends it as she drives her hips and chest toward home plate to give her arm more power.
n A strike is when the pitcher throws the ball through an imaginary square or `strike zone'above home plate to his team's catcher,or if a batter swings and misses a pitch,irrespective of where it is.
WHO farm broadcasters, Gary Wergin and Mark Pearson did their May 13th "Big Show" live from Garst's "Field of Dreams Seats" in the second row directly behind home plate.
They've been making particularly good headway on one theoretical question that's stumped baseball researchers for more than 50 years--how the seams of the ball affect the way it flies from the mound to home plate.
WITH THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC'S major league legacy firmly entrenched, the rest of the region is stepping up to home plate.