Definition of home side in English:

home side

(also home team)


  • A sports team that is playing at its own ground.

    ‘the home side failed to make the scoreline secure’
    • ‘The home team led by just one goal at the short whistle.’
    • ‘Now you know why the home team wears the white jersey.’
    • ‘Batting last allows the home team in the final inning to know precisely what to aim for.’
    • ‘He successfully kicked a penalty from in front of the posts in the last minute to deliver the home side the win.’
    • ‘With the strong, vocal crowd cheering their team on, the home side should finish the weekend satisfied.’
    • ‘He was superb, netting all three goals for the home side.’
    • ‘He popped up just in time to spare the blushes of the floundering home side.’
    • ‘In the second half, focus switched to the home side's defence.’
    • ‘A second consecutive defeat has severely dented Oxford's promotion hopes, despite the home side's scoring an early goal.’
    • ‘She was rooting for her home team all the way.’