What does the word homesickness mean?

Usage examples for homesickness

  1. The boys parted with him reluctantly and with some little feeling of homesickness, but he promised to join them as early as possible and assured them that he had placed them in safe hands, with ample means for their return to Skagway should sickness or accident befall them. – The Boy Scouts on the Yukon by Ralph Victor
  2. The following poem is a fine expression of the genuine homesickness of the traveled scholar for his own country. – Story Hour Readings: Seventh Year by E.C. Hartwell
  3. I don't know how far you are acquainted with home life, but I do know that there is no greater homesickness in the world than that of the man who is sick of home. – The Enchanted Typewriter by John Kendrick Bangs

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