Home base

Home base
Home Home, a. 1. Of or pertaining to one's dwelling or country; domestic; not foreign; as home manufactures; home comforts. [1913 Webster]

2. Close; personal; pointed; as, a home thrust. [1913 Webster]

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 Parliament.

{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 attack. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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