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  • adj. Having the comfortable characteristics of a home.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Like a home; comfortable; cheerful; cozy; friendly.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having the qualities that constitute a home; suggesting or resembling a home; familiar.

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

  • adj. having a feeling of home; cozy and comfortable


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  • But, like the grandfather's room, the place could not by any stretch of the imagination be called homelike, and to this fact

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  • A birth center is defined as a homelike facility within a health care system not attached to a hospital.

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  • That's just it -- just to the notch what I mean -- there's something kind of homelike in the name itself.

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  • It was a leisurely and kindly place -- "homelike," it was called -- and when the visitor had been taken through the State Asylum for the Insane and made to appreciate the view of the cemetery from a little hill, his host's duty as Baedeker was done.

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  • Susan had hit upon the word "homelike," the spot on earth that seemed to you the one best fitted for a home.

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  • Obama, who has said her first priority would be her family, talked to Bush about how she could make the presidential mansion "homelike" for her girls.

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  • They had tacked the photographs of their wives or sweethearts on the walls, to make these places "homelike," and there was space in some of them for wood fires, which burned with glowing embers and a smoke that made my eyes smart, so that by the light of them these soldiers would see the portraits of those who wait for them to come back, who have waited so patiently and so long through the dreary months.

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