from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Acutely longing for one's family or home.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Missing one's home and family very much when away; nostalgic.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Pining for home; in a nostalgic condition.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Ill or depressed from being absent from home; affected with homesickness.

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

  • adj. longing to return home


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