The primary connotation of home is a dwelling where people feel at ease, expect privacy and intimacy, and spend their sleeping, and often non-working and non-socializing hours. A dwelling fit for such habitation is a house, though this word suggests a lack of emotional connection to the space. Home is also used less literally to indicate a person's place of origin. There are other uses for the word home, usually to denote facilities that house elderly people, orphaned children, and ill or otherwise disabled people.
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