Posted by GPP on August 19, 2003
In Reply to: Sorry for my late discussion, but plz take a look back at this: posted by sphinx on August 19, 2003
: if home is a noun here, which item does it match?
: 1.A place where one lives; a residence.
: 2.The physical structure within which one lives, such as a house or an apartment.
: 3.A dwelling place together with the family or social unit that occupies it; a household.
: 4.An environment offering security and happiness.
: 5.A valued place regarded as a refuge or place of origin.
: 6.The place, such as a country or town, where one was born or has lived for a long period.
: 7.The native habitat, as of a plant or animal.
: 8.The place where something is discovered, founded, developed, or promoted; a source.
: 9.A headquarters; a home base.
: 10. Baseball
: Home plate.
: 11. Games
: Home base.
: 12.An institution where people are cared for:
: 13. Computer Science
: The starting position of the cursor on a computer screen, usually in the upper left corner of the screen.
Good question, sphinx. "He is the first home of the walkathon in just 1 hour" is a very curious statement, which sounds to this American as though it were written by an ESL speaker. I interpreted "home" in this context to mean "the finish line"; but I would have said "in the walkathon" rather than "of". Or perhaps the statement means something entirely different.