Webster's Dictionary, 1913
Holystone noun (Nautical) A stone used by seamen for scrubbing the decks of ships. Totten.
Holystone transitive verb (Nautical) To scrub with a holystone, as the deck of a vessel.
Homœomeria noun [ Latin , from Greek ...; ... like + ... part.] The state or quality of being homogeneous in elements or first principles; likeness or identity of parts.
Homœomeric, Homœomerical adjective Pertaining to, or characterized by, sameness of parts; receiving or advocating the doctrine of homogeneity of elements or first principles.
Homœomerous adjective (Anat.) Having the main artery of the leg parallel with the sciatic nerve; -- said of certain birds.
[ Greek ... like + -metry
.] Same as Homœomeria .
[ Obsolete] Cudworth.
[ See Homœomorphous
.] A near similarity of crystalline forms between unlike chemical compounds. See Isomorphism .
Homœomorphous adjective [ Greek ... of like form; ... like + ... form.] Manifesting homœomorphism.
Homœozoic adjective [ Greek ... like + ... life.] (Zoology) Pertaining to, or including, similar forms or kinds of life; as, homœozoic belts on the earth's surface. E. Forbes.
Homacanth adjective [ Homo + Gr . ... a spine.] (Zoology) Having the dorsal fin spines symmetrical, and in the same line; -- said of certain fishes.
[ Old French homage
, French hommage
, Late Latin hominaticum
, from Latin homo
a man, Late Latin also, a client, servant, vassal; akin to Latin humus
earth, Greek ... on the ground, and English groom
in bride groom
. Confer Bridegroom
.] 1. (Feud. Law) A symbolical acknowledgment made by a feudal tenant to, and in the presence of, his lord, on receiving investiture of fee, or coming to it by succession, that he was his man , or vassal; profession of fealty to a sovereign. 2. Respect or reverential regard; deference; especially, respect paid by external action; obeisance.
All things in heaven and earth do her [ Law] homage . Hooker.
I sought no homage from the race that write. Pope. 3. Reverence directed to the Supreme Being; reverential worship; devout affection. Chaucer. Syn.
-- Fealty; submission; reverence; honor; respect. -- Homage
was originally the act of a feudal tenant by which he declared himself, on his knees, to be the hommage
or bondman of the lord; hence the term is used to denote reverential submission or respect. Fealty
was originally the fidelity
of such a tenant to his lord, and hence the term denotes a faithful and solemn adherence to the obligations we owe to superior power or authority. We pay our homage
to men of preëminent usefulness and virtue, and profess our fealty
to the principles by which they have been guided.
Go, go with homage yon proud victors meet ! Dryden.
Go, lie like dogs beneath your masters' feet !
Man, disobeying, Milton.
Disloyal, breaks his fealty , and sins
Against the high supremacy of heaven.
Homage transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Homaged
; present participle & verbal noun Homaging
.] [ Confer Old French hommager
.] 1. To pay reverence to by external action.
[ R.] 2. To cause to pay homage.
[ Obsolete] Cowley.
Homageable adjective [ Confer Old French hommageable .] Subject to homage. Howell.
[ From Homage
: confer French hommager
.] One who does homage, or holds land of another by homage; a vassal. Bacon.
Homaloid (hŏm"ȧ*loid), Hom`a*loid"al (-loid" a l) adjective [ Greek "omalo`s even + -oid .] (Geom.) Flat; even; -- a term applied to surfaces and to spaces, whether real or imagined, in which the definitions, axioms, and postulates of Euclid respecting parallel straight lines are assumed to hold true.
Homarus noun [ New Latin , from Greek "omarh`s well adjusted.] (Zoology) A genus of decapod Crustacea, including the common lobsters. -- Hom"a*roid adjective
Homatropine noun [ Homo- + atropine .] (Medicine) An alkaloid, prepared from atropine, and from other sources. It is chemically related to atropine, and is used for the same purpose.
an axle, axis.] (Biol.) Relating to that kind of homology or symmetry, the mathematical conception of organic form, in which all axes are equal. See under Promorphology .
(hōm) noun (Zoology) See Homelyn .
(110), [ Middle English hom
, Anglo-Saxon hām
; akin to Old Saxon hēm
, D. & German heim
, Swedish hem
, Danish hiem
, Icelandic heimr
abode, world, heima
home, Goth. haims
village, Lithuanian këmas
, and perhaps to Greek kw`mh
village, or to English hind
a peasant; confer Sanskrit kshēma
abode, place of rest, security, kshi
to dwell. √20, 220.] 1. One's own dwelling place; the house in which one lives; esp., the house in which one lives with his family; the habitual abode of one's family; also, one's birthplace.
The disciples went away again to their own home . John xx. 10.
Home is the sacred refuge of our life. Dryden.
Home ! home ! sweet, sweet home ! Payne. 2. One's native land; the place or country in which one dwells; the place where one's ancestors dwell or dwelt.
There's no place like home .
"Our old home
[ England]." Hawthorne. 3. The abiding place of the affections, especially of the domestic affections.
He entered in his house -- his home no more, Byron. 4. The locality where a thing is usually found, or was first found, or where it is naturally abundant; habitat; seat; as, the home of the pine.
For without hearts there is no home .
Her eyes are homes of silent prayer. Tennyson.
Flandria, by plenty made the home of war. Prior. 5. A place of refuge and rest; an asylum; as, a home for outcasts; a home for the blind; hence, esp., the grave; the final rest; also, the native and eternal dwelling place of the soul.
Man goeth to his long home , and the mourners go about the streets. Eccl. xii. 5. 6. (Baseball) The home base; he started for home . At home
. (a) At one's own house, or lodgings. (b) In one's own town or country; as, peace abroad and at home . (c) Prepared to receive callers.
-- Home department
, the department of executive administration, by which the internal affairs of a country are managed.
[ Eng.] To be at home on any subject
, to be conversant or familiar with it.
-- To feel at home
, to be at one's ease.
-- To make one's self at home
, to conduct one's self with as much freedom as if at home. Syn.
-- Tenement; house; dwelling; abode; domicile.
Home adjective Home base (Baseball) , the base at which the batsman stands and which is the last goal in making 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 run (Baseball) , a complete circuit of the bases made before the batted ball is returned to the home base. -- 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.
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.
Home adverb 1. To one's home or country; as in the phrases, go home , come home , carry home . 2. Close; closely.
How home the charge reaches us, has been made out. South.
They come home to men's business and bosoms. Bacon. 3. To the place where it belongs; to the end of a course; to the full length; as, to drive a nail home ; to ram a cartridge home .
Wear thy good rapier bare and put it home . Shak.
is often used in the formation of compound words, many of which need no special definition; as, home
- brewed, home
, etc. To bring home
. See under Bring .
-- To come home
. (a) To touch or affect personally. See under Come . (b) (Nautical) To drag toward the vessel, instead of holding firm, as the cable is shortened; -- said of an anchor.
-- To haul home the sheets of a sail (Nautical)
, to haul the clews close to the sheave hole. Totten.
Home noun In various games, the ultimate point aimed at in a progress; goal ; as: (a) (Baseball) The plate at which the batter stands. (b) (Lacrosse) The place of a player in front of an opponent's goal; also, the player.
Home-bound adjective Kept at home.
Home-bred adjective 1. Bred at home; domestic; not foreign.
Benignity and home-bred sense. Wordsworth. 2. Not polished; rude; uncultivated.
Only to me home-bred youths belong. Dryden.
Home-coming noun Return home.
Kepeth this child, al be it foul or fayr, Chaucer.
And eek my wyf, unto myn hoom-cominge .
Home-driven adjective Driven to the end, as a nail; driven close.
Home-dwelling adjective Keeping at home.
Home-felt (-fĕlt`) adjective Felt in one's own breast; inward; private. " Home- felt quiet." Pope.
(-kēp`ĭng) adjective Staying at home; not gadding.
Home-keeping youth have ever homely wits. Shak.
Home-keeping noun A staying at home.
(hōm"bôrn`) adjective 1. Native; indigenous; not foreign. Donne. Pope. 2. Of or pertaining to the home or family.
Fireside enjoyments, homeborn happiness. Cowper.
Homefield (-fēld`) noun A field adjacent to its owner's home. Hawthorne.
Homeless adjective [ Anglo-Saxon hāmleas .] Destitute of a home. -- Home"less*ness , noun
Homelike adjective Like a home; comfortable; cheerful; cozy; friendly.
Homelily adverb Plainly; inelegantly. [ R.]
[ From Homely
.] 1. Domesticity; care of home.
[ Obsolete] "Wifely homeliness
." Chaucer. 2. Familiarity; intimacy.
[ Obsolete] Chaucer. 3. Plainness; want of elegance or beauty. 4. Coarseness; simplicity; want of refinement; as, the homeliness of manners, or language. Addison.
Homeling noun A person or thing belonging to a home or to a particular country; a native; as, a word which is a homeling . Trench.
[ Compar. Homelier
; superl. Homeliest
.] [ From Home
] 1. Belonging to, or having the characteristics of, home; domestic; familiar; intimate.
With all these men I was right homely , and communed with, them long and oft. Foxe.
Their homely joys, and destiny obscure. Gray. 2. Plain; unpretending; rude in appearance; unpolished; as, a homely garment; a homely house; homely fare; homely manners.
Now Strephon daily entertains Pope. 3. Of plain or coarse features; uncomely; -- contrary to handsome .
His Chloe in the homeliest strains.
None so homely but loves a looking- glass. South.
Homely adverb Plainly; rudely; coarsely; as, homely dressed. [ R.] Spenser.
Homelyn noun [ Scot. hommelin .] (Zoöl) The European sand ray ( Raia maculata ); -- called also home , mirror ray , and rough ray .
Homemade adjective Made at home; of domestic manufacture; made either in a private family or in one's own country. Locke.
Homeopath noun [ Confer French hom é opathe .] A practitioner of homeopathy. [ Written also homœopath .]
Homeopathic adjective [ Confer French homéopathique .] Of or pertaining to homeopathy; according to the principles of homeopathy. [ Also homœpathic .]
Homeopathically adverb According to the practice of homeopathy. [ Also homœopathically .]
Homeopathist noun A believer in, or practitioner of, homeopathy. [ Written also homœopathist .]
[ Greek ... likeness of condition or feeling; ... like (fr. ... same; confer Same
) + ... to suffer: confer French homéopathie
. See Pathos
.] (Medicine) The art of curing, founded on resemblances; the theory and its practice that disease is cured ( tuto , cito , et jucunde ) by remedies which produce on a healthy person effects similar to the symptoms of the complaint under which the patient suffers, the remedies being usually administered in minute doses. This system was founded by Dr. Samuel Hahnemann, and is opposed to allopathy , or heteropathy .
[ Written also homœopathy