What does the word homing mean?

Usage examples for homing

  1. No life visible- except a line of homing cattle, led by a little girl with tucked- up skirt and bare feet. – The Marriage of William Ashe by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  2. They were homing from the passenger agents' meeting in Chicago; and having gone breakfastless at the Missouri River terminal by reason of a belated train, were waiting for the porter to serve them with eggs and coffee from the buffet. – A Romance in Transit by Francis Lynde