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1. the environment or habitat of a person or animal
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
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


Baron. See (Baron) Home of the Hirsel
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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).

The Dream Encyclopedia, Second Edition © 2009 Visible Ink Press®. All rights reserved.


(computer science)
The location at the upper left-hand corner of an electronic display.
To return to the starting position, as in a stepping relay or turning motor.
To navigate toward a point by maintaining constant some navigational parameter other than altitude.
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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.


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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Facebook Home

A Facebook "social overlay" for an Android smartphone. Introduced in 2013, Home was preloaded on selected phones and available for others in the Google Play store. Facebook Home puts Facebook front and center as the user interface. The home screen ("Cover Feed") shows posts from the user's News Feed. In 2013, Home became available for certain HTC and Samsung phones, and the HTC First from AT&T was the first phone preloaded with Home.

After one month on the market, Home did not garner accolades, except from the Facebook faithful. AT&T lowered the price of the HTC First from $99 to 99 cents, and Google Play Store reviews were not impressive. A subsequent update made Home less unique. See Facebook.

Google Home

Google's counterpart to Amazon's Echo. Announced in 2016, Home is a virtual assistant and wireless speaker that streams music via Google Play Music. Home can be used to control lights and other household devices and also connect to other Home speakers in different rooms. Like Echo, Home is a stand-alone device that is placed in a convenient location in the home. Google Home was one of the first Google products to use Google Assistant, the evolution of Google Now.

Home Mini and Max
In 2017, Google introduced a smaller, less expensive Home Mini and a larger, more expensive Home Max. All models have the same features as the Home with the primary difference being sound quality. See Amazon Echo and Google Assistant.

Home Hub Smart Display
The Google Home Hub adds a 7" screen and smart home control to Google Home, although it cannot video call (no camera). When not being used, the Hub can display a clock or photo slide show. Home View groups all the connected audio and smart devices for centralized control of the home, and it can display what the doorbell camera is viewing. See smart display and smart home.

The Google Home
The Home sits almost anywhere in the room, but does require AC power. Although the original Home offered decent sound quality, the smaller Mini and larger Max offer more choices.

Lenovo Smart Display
Based on Google Assistant and the Google Home app, Lenovo's Smart Display, which has an 8" or 10" screen, is used for getting answers, watching videos, video calling and smart home control. Like Google Home, "Hey Google" wakes the unit. (Image courtesy of Lenovo, www.lenovo.com)

home page

The first page retrieved when accessing a website or the first screen displayed when a smartphone or tablet is started. It provides the main menu and starting point for the rest of the content on the site or device. See home screen, Web page and INDEX.HTML.

home screen

The first screen of information displayed when a smartphone or tablet is started. Also called the "home page" and "main menu," it typically displays a group of icons that are clicked or tapped to activate applications and internal functions. See home button, widget and main menu.

An iPhone Home Screen
Call it the "home screen," "home page" or "main menu," this is what appears when an iPhone is turned on. Home screens are not identical because users rearrange icons as they please.
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Homeliness was related to migrants' social spaces that are formed and re-formed across borders (Glick Schiller et al., 1992), and to transnational and translocal subjectivity and imaginary (Anthias, 2002; Ong, 1999; Vertovec, 1999).
She lays special stress upon the "homeliness" and "courtesy" of God's dealings with us.
Icons like Princess Diana and Barbra Streisand are said to have qualities of both beauty and homeliness that match the MTF's situation, in that handsome men often turn into homely women.
His big apple cheeks and mass of blond curls made him the spitting image of Harpo Marx, yet his baby homeliness was somehow cute.
"It is traditionally associated with trust and homeliness.
Moreover, he protests against the consolidation of media under the control of a half-dozen powerful corporations, noting that the vitality of The Nation--which flaunts its homeliness ("It's probably the only magazine in the country if you make a Xerox of it, the Xerox looks a lot better than the originalS' quipped contributor Calvin Trillin)--repudiates the profit motive as the chief explanation for human endeavor.
And yet, for all her local knowledge, there is a hint of homeliness in her account, an Englishness that makes the people and landscapes of her descriptions all the wilder.
Zug, the small, idyllic "metropolis", nestled between lake and mountains, is certainly cosmopolitan, and yet has still retained its friendly homeliness. The smallest canton of the country also boasts of some richly varied scenery as well as a wide range of services and activities to suit the every visitor.
In reference to Freud's idea of the uncanny, Bonder asks the fascinating question: "Can--or should--this project attempt to embody a sense of uncanniness and unhomeliness in a medium like architecture which is based on the premise or promise of creating shelter and homeliness?" (52-53).
He said they call their daughter Ai-chan and enjoy the sense of homeliness that being parents brings.
(A glossary at the back of the book explains these words and also explains how they are pronounced differently by Litvaks, Galitsyaners, and plain Hebrew speakers.) By placing the Holocaust in counterpoint to this warm homeliness, Haber arouses in the reader -- at one and the same time -- a feeling of dread and sorrow, thus adding a metaphysical quality to this "novel-in-history."