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  • v. Present participle of home.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Home-returning; -- used specifically of carrier pigeons.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Coming home; characterized by an instinctive tendency to return home on being released from restraint: applied to the lower animals, especially to birds, such as carrier-pigeons, that have the faculty of returning from great distances to the place where they were reared, whence their usefulness in conveying written messages.
  • n. The act of going home.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. orienting or directing homeward or to a destination

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