A home is a place of
residenceor refuge.cite web |url=http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/home |title='Home' - Definitions from Dictionary.com |publisher= Dictionary.com|accessdate=2008-05-08] It is usually a place where an individual or a family can rest in and be able to store personal property. Most modern-day households contain sanitary facilities and a means of preparing food. Animals have their own homes as well, living either in the wild or in a domesticated environment.
There are certain cultures in which members lack permanent homes, such as with
houseor a residential dwelling is often referred to as a "home", the concept of "home" expresses itself upon a much broader denotation of a physical dwelling. Many people think of home in terms of where they grew up or where they lived in, a place that brings back old memories or feelings, and a home can even be a time rather than an actual place.cite web |url=http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/home |title='Home' - Definitions from Dictionary.com |publisher= Dictionary.com|accessdate=2008-05-08]
The word "home" can be used for various types of residential
institutions in which people can live in, such as nursing homes, group homes ( orphanages for children, retirement homes for seniors, prisons for criminals, treatment facilities, etc.), and foster homes.
In computer terminology, a 'home' is a starting view that branches off into other tasks, e.g. a
homepageor a desktop. Many such home pages on the internet start with introductory information, recent news or events, and links to subpages.
Since it can be said that humans are generally creatures of habit, the state of a person's home has been known to physiologically influence their
behavior, emotions, and overall mental health.Fact|date=February 2008
Some people may become
homesickwhen they leave their home over an extended period of time.
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