1 dwelling-place, residence, domicile, abode, dwelling, house, (living) quarters, habitation, lodging(s), Brit accommodation or US accommodations, Colloq place, Chiefly Brit digs, diggings:
He has been a guest in my home on many occasions.
2 (home) base, residency, territory, haunt, home ground, bailiwick, Colloq stamping-ground:
As you travel so much, what do you call home these days?
3 hospice, retreat, nursing home, old folks' or people's home, retirement community, almshouse, poorhouse, refuge, haven, institution, shelter, rest-home, US snug harbor:
His parents, who are very old and indigent, have been sent to a home
4 at home.
(a) comfortable, at ease, relaxed, cosy, composed, tranquil, placid, peaceful, serene, untroubled:
The Harrises certainly do make one feel at home.
(b) in, accessible, available, welcoming:
You know that we are always at home to you, Frances.
5 at home with or in. comfortable with, conversant with, knowledgeable in or about, familiar with, well-versed in, competent in, expert in, proficient in, skilled in, up on, current in, adept in, adroit in, qualified in, (well-)informed in or on or about:
Widely read, she is at home in almost any subject you can name.
6 domestic, native, national, internal:
Buying more foreign than home goods upsets the balance of trade.
7 domestic, household:
She now sells home appliances for a big manufacturer.
8 family, domestic:
What kind of home life has he had?
10 to the heart or core, to the quick; effectively, tellingly, profoundly, deeply, stingingly, cuttingly, harshly, severely, Colloq where it hurts, where one lives:
That remark really hit home.
11 bring or drive home. stress, emphasize, impress upon, make clear:
I am trying to bring home to you the hardships people suffered during the war.