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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  {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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  grounds 
  n  1:  your  basis  for  belief  or  disbelief;  knowledge  on  which  to 
  base  belief;  "the  evidence  that  smoking  causes  lung 
  cancer  is  very  compelling"  [syn:  {evidence}] 
  2:  the  land  around  a  house  or  other  building;  "it  was  a  small 
  house  with  almost  no  yard  at  all"  [syn:  {yard}] 
  3:  a  tract  of  land  cleared  for  some  special  purposes 
  (recreation  or  burial  etc.) 
  4:  a  justification  for  something  existing  or  happening;  "he  had 
  no  cause  to  complain";  "they  had  good  reason  to  rejoice" 
  [syn:  {cause},  {reason}] 
  5:  sediment  that  has  settled  at  the  bottom  of  a  liquid  [syn:  {dregs}] 




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