Definition of homecoming
1 : a return home a soldier's homecoming
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 high school, college, or university —often used before another noun a homecoming rally homecoming weekend the annual homecoming game/dance was elected the homecoming queen
Examples of homecoming in a Sentence
A large crowd gathered at the airport for the soldiers' homecoming.
Recent Examples of homecoming from the Web
Two months earlier, a Black Lives Matter homecoming float created by a Boise State University student group was damaged by vandals.
The Oct. 28 homecoming game against Indiana will start at either 3:30 p.m. or 4 p.m.
According to Fox 4 News, friends and family are still grappling with the sudden loss of LeDajrick Cox, who had been named prom king at Dallas’ Carter High School, as well as homecoming king, most popular, best looking and best all around.
KDFW/Channel 4 reported Cox was the school’s homecoming king and prom king this year.
These homecomings are commonplace in sports and tend to be scripted affairs in every city.
Ed Orgeron missed a homecoming opportunity of sorts Thursday night during the last Louisiana stop of the Tiger Tour, but for a good reason.
The series, which had originally been set at Showtime before making its way to FX, is a homecoming of sorts for Singleton.
The Homecoming: Collection June 3: Acapulco la Vida Va Blue Gold:
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First Known Use of homecoming
HOMECOMING Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of homecoming for English Language Learners
: 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
HOMECOMING Defined for Kids
Definition of homecoming for Students
: a return home
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