Definition of Homing

1. Adjective. Orienting or directing homeward or to a destination. "A homing beacon"

Similar to: Orientating, Orienting



Definition of Homing

1. a. Home-returning; -- used specifically of carrier pigeons.

2. p.a. Home- returning.

Definition of Homing

1. Verb. (present participle of home) ¹

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Definition of Homing

1. home [v] - See also: home

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Homing

homiletes
homiletically
homiletics
homilies
homilist
homilists
homilite
homily
hominal
hominal physiology
homines
hominess
hominesses
homing (current term)
homing behaviour
homing device
homing instinct
homing pigeon
homing pigeons
homing torpedo
homing value
homings
hominian
hominians
hominid
hominidae
hominids
hominies

Literary usage of Homing

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1. The Encyclopaedia of Sport by Frederick George Aflalo, Hedley Peek (1897)
"NOTE.—The game is usually played for one hour and ten minutes, half-time being called after thirty-five minutes. homing PIGEONS—homing pigeons, ..."

2. General Laws of California, as Amended Up to the End of the Session of 1903 by California, Walter Scott Brann (1903)
"homing PIGEONS. for the protection of the Antwerp messenger, or homing pigeon. [Approved February 26, 1897. Stats. 1897, 37.] : of tlie state of California, ..."

3. General Laws of California as Amended Up to the End of the Session of 1899 by California, James Henry Deering (1899)
"Au act for the protection of the Antwerp messenger, or homing pigeon. [Stat. approved February 20, 1897; Stats. 1897, chap, xxxix. ..."

4. Proceedings of the United States Naval Institute by United States Naval Institute (1897)
"homing PIGEONS AS MESSENGERS OF THE FLEET. By EW EBERLE, Lieutenant, US Navy. The purpose of this paper is to show the practical working of a messenger ..."

5. A Dictionary of the English Language: In which the Words are Deduced from ...by Samuel Johnson by Samuel Johnson (1805)
"... Or deep with diamonds in tiie homing mine? SHI'NESS. n. j, [from ^.] Unwilling^ to be tractable or familiar. _ They were famous for their ..."

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