from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One's native land.
- n. A state, region, or territory that is closely identified with a particular people or ethnic group.
- n. Any of the ten regions designated by South Africa in the 1970s as semiautonomous territorial states for the Black population. The Black homelands were dissolved and reincorporated into South Africa by the 1994 constitution.
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- n. One's country of residence.
- n. One's country of birth.
- n. The traditional territory of an ethnic group.
- n. An area set aside for black South Africans under the policy of apartheid.
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- n. the country where you were born
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A General Accounting Office report says the term "homeland security" has "not been officially defined," hampering decision-making across federal agencies.
Never once was the term homeland ever used to describe the country of America until Mr. Bush began the department of homeland security after the 9/11 attacks.
GARRELS: Even for Russians, their homeland is a more expensive vacation destination than - say, Turkey or Egypt.
St. Paul Police Detective John Santana left Columbia knowing assassins will come one day to Minnesota to kill him; his regret and guilt for leaving his homeland is his sister who is left behind to perhaps face the wrath of his enemies.
Two U.S. congressmen, Democrat Anthony Weiner and Republican Jeff Flake, are introducing a bill today taking direct aim at what they call homeland security pork.
The reality is this administration is a joke in so many ways, but in terms of homeland security and protecting our borders, I don't understand how they can keep the title homeland security because everything they're doing is designed to keep our borders wide open, our ports insecure.
The prominence in the United States of "security" of the homeland is an issue that is new to many of us, and well understood by few of us.
“I was wondering if you know the origin of the word homeland, ” asked Brian Reich, a student at Columbia University, “as in ‘Homeland Defense’ and ‘Homeland Security.’”
At present, there are over 100 different federal agencies with a role in what we call homeland security.
Senator Grassley, yesterday the Senate took up a defense spending bill, and the Democrats wanted to add a lot of money, $15 billion, to that bill for what they call homeland security.