home·​own·​er | \ ˈhōm-ˌō-nər How to pronounce homeowner (audio) \

Definition of homeowner

: 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

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Other Words from homeowner

homeownership \ ˈhōm-​ˌō-​nər-​ˌship How to pronounce homeownership (audio) \ or home ownership noun
… unable to attain the upward mobility and financial stability that homeownership brought to previous American generations. — Kirstin Downey

Examples of homeowner in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The increase to the homeowner (with a $500,000 property) is split between the village ($26.05) and the library ($8.73), according to village documents. Hank Beckman, chicagotribune.com, "La Grange homeowners to see hike with proposed property tax levy," 12 Nov. 2019 The 4-mill safety levy, which costs a $100,000 homeowner $140 annually, will raise $1.2 million a year. John Benson, cleveland, "Olmsted Falls residents approve levy renewals; Olmsted Township voters pass safety-forces levy," 8 Nov. 2019 These tips were compiled from more than a dozen sources, including homeowners, lawyers and websites such as Realtor.com and the National Association of Home Builders. James Pilcher, Cincinnati.com, "Building a new home? 8 tips on what you should know," 31 Oct. 2019 The average homeowner — with a house assessed at the median value of $405,000 — would pay varying amounts over the 30-year life of the loan. BostonGlobe.com, "The Massachusetts School Building Authority is expected to pay $36.2 toward the cost of the new school.," 30 Oct. 2019 It was later learned the two suspects initially went to the house to assault the male homeowner, who fled the residence when the two arrived. Forum News Service, Twin Cities, "2 men posing as police officers sexually assaulted woman in north-central Minnesota, authorities say," 25 Oct. 2019 Already there are costly demands for repairs from homeowners, many of whom say the energy companies and the government have ignored or deflected their complaints. Stanley Reed, New York Times, "Earthquakes Are Jolting the Netherlands. Gas Drilling Is to Blame.," 24 Oct. 2019 While the rise of smart video doorbells may be making home security measures more accessible for the average homeowner, there are actually easy and affordable whole-home systems to consider to monitor more than just your front door step. Paige Szmodis, Popular Mechanics, "The Best Home Security System Is on Sale Today Only," 24 Oct. 2019 The parent and teen were house sitting for the homeowner, who was out of town. Jeff Rumage, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Bayside garage fire destroys 3 cars," 21 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of homeowner

1850, in the meaning defined above

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17 Nov 2019

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The first known use of homeowner was in 1850

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English Language Learners Definition of homeowner

: a person who owns a home, apartment, etc.

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