(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. 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.
Home is often used in the formation of compound words, many of which need no special definition; as,
home- brewed, home-built, home-grown, etc.
To bring home. See under Bring. To come home.(a) To touch or affect personally. See under
Come. (b) (Naut.) 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 (Naut.), to haul the clews close to the
sheave hole. Totten.