The term didn't always mean that it had to be inhabited or capable of being inhabited, but in most circumstances it did. The term could also be used to describe any type of life or anything else that inhabited the planet, asteroid or whatever it was.
Homeworld was a word that usually...although not always; referred to any life forms' world of origin. For example, Earth was the homeworld of all Earthlings, Rann was the homeworld of Rannians, Thanagar was the homeworld of Thanagarians, and Tyron VII was the homeworld of the Tyronians.
- ↑ As seen in the Super Friends season 5 episode Outlaws of Orion (1980).
- ↑ The Super Friends season 9 episode The Seeds of Doom (1985) referred to it as "another dimension," whereas the DC Heroes RPG sourcebook the Atlas of the DC Universe (1990) refers to it as a closed galaxy.