[hom-uh-lee] /ˈhɒm ə li/
noun, plural homilies.
a sermon, usually on a Biblical topic and usually of a nondoctrinal nature.
an admonitory or moralizing discourse.
an inspirational saying or cliché.
noun (pl) -lies
a sermon or discourse on a moral or religious topic
moralizing talk or writing
late 14c., omelye, from Old French omelie (12c., Modern French homélie), from Church Latin homilia “a homily, sermon,” from Greek homilia “conversation, discourse,” used in New Testament Greek for “sermon,” from homilos “an assembled crowd,” from homou “together” (from PIE *somo-, from root *sem- (1) “one, as one, together with;” see same) + ile “troop” (cognate with Sanskrit melah “assembly,” Latin miles “soldier”). Latinate form restored in English 16c.
[hoh-mee] /ˈhoʊ mi/ adjective, homier, homiest. 1. comfortably informal and inviting; cozy; homelike: a homey little inn. /ˈhəʊmɪ/ adjective homier, homiest 1. a variant spelling (esp US) of homy noun 2. (NZ, informal) a British person adj. “home-like,” by 1898, from home + -y (2).
[hoh-ming] /ˈhoʊ mɪŋ/ adjective 1. capable of returning , usually over a great distance: We saw the homing birds at dusk. 2. guiding or directing homeward or to a destination, especially by mechanical means: the homing instinct; a homing beacon. [hohm] /hoʊm/ noun 1. a house, apartment, or other shelter that is the usual residence […]
noun 1. a mechanism incorporated into a guided missile, airplane, etc., that aims it toward its objective.
- Homing guidance
noun 1. a method of missile guidance in which internal equipment enables it to steer itself onto the target, as by sensing the target’s heat radiation