home·​own·​er ˈhōm-ˌō-nər How to pronounce homeowner (audio)
: a person who owns a home
Most homeowners take a pretty relaxed approach to the back of the house, even if they spend more time there than they do out front.Deborah Baldwin
homeowners insurance
homeownership noun
or home ownership
… unable to attain the upward mobility and financial stability that homeownership brought to previous American generations. Kirstin Downey

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Police spoke with the homeowner and a witness to the attack. cleveland, 20 Jan. 2023 Reporters shared the results, including lab reports, with each homeowner and an official in their municipality. Laura Schulte, jsonline.com, 3 Nov. 2022 Police responded to a burglar alarm at a residence in the 800 block of Midway Drive, met with the homeowner and discovered the residence with burglarized Sept. 14. Steve Sadin, Chicago Tribune, 19 Sep. 2022 More cameras are installed today than last year when the Cowboys met with the homeowner and requested the cameras not point at the field. Dallas News, 8 Aug. 2022 The homeowner, Martin, and Ryssdal's 2022 white Dodge Ram pickup were missing from the scene. Brianna Griff, Chron, 9 Feb. 2023 The lounge area, with a vintage chaise sourced from Elsie Green, was a top request from the homeowner, who wanted a zone for reading and watching TV. Kelly Allen, House Beautiful, 1 Feb. 2023 Law enforcement also arrested Bernard’s childhood friend and Stone Street homeowner, Michael Bembridge, for allegedly providing false statements to police. Mike Mavredakis, Hartford Courant, 31 Jan. 2023 Soliz said Byous was shot and killed by the homeowner, who police have not named. Andrea Ramirez, The Arizona Republic, 31 Jan. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1850, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of homeowner was in 1850

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“Homeowner.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/homeowner. Accessed 23 Mar. 2023.

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