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A home is a place of residence or refuge and comfort.[1] It is usually a place in which an individual or a family can rest 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, either living in the wild or in a domesticated environment. Look up home in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... For the television series, see House (TV series). ... House in Pathanapuram Kanjikuzhy Street A Pineapple Farm Pathanapuram is a taluk (similar to a county) in the eastern part of the Kollam District of Kerala, India. ... -1... A residence may be a house, a place to live, like a nursing home. ... Look up refuge in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Look up comfort in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Personal property is a type of property. ... The household is the basic unit of analysis in many microeconomic and government models. ... E. Coli bacteria under magnification Sanitation is the hygienic disposal or recycling of waste, as well as the policy and practice of protecting health through hygienic measures. ... Cooking is the act of preparing food. ...


There are certain cultures in which members lack permanent homes, such as with nomadic people. For the 2006 historical epic set in Kazakhstan, see Nomad (2006 film). ...

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Many wetlands are home to birds such as these Northern Shoveler ducks.

While a house or a residential dwelling is often referred to as a "home" in North American English, 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, a place that brings back old memories or feelings, and a home can even be a time rather than an actual place. The phrases, "There's no place like home."[1] or "Home is where the heart is."[2] come from these sentiments. Binomial name Anas clypeata Linnaeus, 1758 The Shoveler or Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata) is a common and widespread duck which breeds in the northern areas of Europe and Asia and across most of North America. ... A houseboat in Amsterdam, Netherlands. ... Lake Union from atop the Space Needle Lake Union is a freshwater lake completely within the Seattle, Washington city limits. ... Seattle redirects here. ... For the television series, see House (TV series). ... Residential dwellings can be built in a large variety of configurations. ...


The word "home" can be used for various types of residential institutions in which people can live, such as nursing homes, group homes (orphanages for children, retirement homes for seniors, prisons for criminals, treatment facilities, etc.), and foster homes. This article is about institutions as social mechanisms. ... Rest home for seniors in Český Těšín, Czech Republic SNF redirects here. ... A Group home is a structure designed or converted to serve as a non-secure home for persons who share a common characteristic. ... For other uses, see Orphanage (disambiguation). ... A retirement home is a place of residence intended for the elderly. ... Foster care is a system by which adults care for orphans or other children who are not living with their biological parents, for example due to child abuse. ...


In computer terminology, a 'home' may refer to a starting view that branches off into other tasks, e.g. a homepage or a desktop. Many such home pages on the internet start with introductory information, recent news or events, and links to subpages. "Home" may also refer to a home directory which contains the personal files of a given user of the computer system. Home page redirects here. ... Information in this article or section has not been verified against sources and may not be reliable. ... Shortcut: WP:G This is a glossary of terms commonly used on Wikipedia. ... A Home directory is a file system directory on a multi-user operating systems containing files for a given user of the system. ... This article is about computer files and file systems in general terms. ...


Psychological impact

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.[citation needed] In psychology, habituation is an example of non-associative learning in which there is a progressive diminution of behavioral response probability with repetition of a stimulus. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Its over and done But the heartache lives on inside And who is the one your clinging to instead of me tonight And where are you now Now that I need you Tears on my pillow Wherever you go Cry me a river that leads to your oceans Youll never...


Some people may become homesick when they leave their home over an extended period of time. Sometimes homesickness can cause a person to feel actual symptoms of illness. Homesickness is generally described as a feeling of longing for ones familiar surroundings. ...


See also

Wiktionary (a portmanteau of wiki and dictionary) is a multilingual, Web-based project to create a free content dictionary, available in over 151 languages. ... For other uses, see Home Improvement (disambiguation). ... A homeless man in Paris. ... Not to be confused with Home construction. ... The household is the basic unit of analysis in many microeconomic and government models. ... For other uses, see Family (disambiguation). ... A share house is a model of household in which a group of usually unrelated people reside together. ... A houseboat in Amsterdam, Netherlands. ... The term habitat comes from ecology, and includes many interrelated features, especially the immediate physical environment, the urban environment or the social environment. ... Real estate is a legal term that encompasses land along with anything permanently affixed to the land, such as buildings. ...

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