The word "home" comes from the use of the Home key on a keyboard to return to the start page at any time. (Home was a standard key long before the Web existed.) Many browsers also provide a button in the shape of a house for this.
Website home page
A home page is generally the primary web page a visitor navigating to a website from a search engine will see, and it may also serve as a landing page to attract visitors. Thus good home page design is usually a high priority for a website. For example, a news website may present headlines and first paragraphs of top stories, with links to full articles.
In some cases, the home page is a site directory, particularly when a website has multiple home pages. Wikipedia, for example, has a site directory at wikipedia.org that links to every language-specific home page, including en.wikipedia.org.
Browser home page
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