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homecoming

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noun home·com·ing \ˈhōm-ˌkə-miŋ\

Simple Definition of homecoming

  • : the act of returning to your home or to a place that is like your home

  • : an annual celebration for people who attended a college or university

  • : an annual celebration for high-school students that includes sports games and a formal dance

Full Definition of homecoming

  1. 1 :  a return home

  2. 2 :  the return of a group of people usually on a special occasion to a place formerly frequented or regarded as home; especially :  an annual celebration for alumni at a college or university

Examples of homecoming

  1. A large crowd gathered at the airport for the soldiers' homecoming.



14th Century

First Known Use of homecoming

14th century


HOMECOMING Defined for Kids

homecoming

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noun home·com·ing \ˈhōm-ˌkə-miŋ\

Definition of homecoming

  1. :  a return home




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