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
The iconic Motown star will bring his lavish production and immense, six-decade repertoire of hits to the riverside amphitheater in this latest homecoming performance.
A formal dedication of the Wentz Science Center will be made during homecoming activities Oct. 20.
The actress attended the Hollywood premiere of Spider-Man: Homecoming in all-hot-pink-everything with a stunning draped custom gown by Ralph & Russo and matching heeled pumps.
The trip represents something of a homecoming for President Obama, who spent a few years of his childhood in Jakarta (while his mom did research there).
The Meek Mill episode centers on the rapper’s high-stakes homecoming show at Philadelphia’s Wells Fargo Center and the attempt to sell it out for a second time.
That's where, during their alma mater's homecoming, Klopp and Halpern hatched the idea of opening a bar.
Woods homecoming: Hampshire coach Ben Whitehouse is excited about the potential of sophomore forward Colin Woods, who is transferring from Harvest Christian to Hampshire.
The HomecomingAfter two and a half years in San Francisco working at Thee Parkside, a restaurant and bar with a backyard that staged punk, indie and metal bands, Smith-Malave came back to South Florida.
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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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