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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Home \Home\, a.
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.
3. (Games) In various games, the ultimate point aimed at in a
progress; goal; as:
(a) (Baseball) The plate at which the batter stands; same
as home base and home plate.
(b) (Lacrosse) The place of a player in front of an
opponent's goal; also, the player.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]
Home base or Home plate (Baseball), the base at which the
batter stands when batting, and which is the last base to
be reached in scoring a run.
Home farm, grounds, etc., the farm, grounds, etc.,
adjacent to the residence of the owner.
Home lot, an inclosed plot on which the owner's home
stands. [U. S.]
Home rule, rule or government of an appendent or dependent
country, as to all local and internal legislation, by
means of a governing power vested in the people within the
country itself, in contradistinction to a government
established by the dominant country; as, home rule in
Ireland. Also used adjectively; as, home-rule members of
Home ruler, one who favors or advocates home rule.
Home stretch (Sport.), that part of a race course between
the last curve and the winning post.
Home thrust, a well directed or effective thrust; one that
wounds in a vital part; hence, in controversy, a personal
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