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

Other Words from homeowner

homeownership \ ˈhōm-​ˌō-​nər-​ˌship How to pronounce homeowner (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 budget includes a property tax increase totaling $4.3 million, which would translate to about $4 in additional taxes for the average homeowner, the Park District said. Talia Soglin, chicagotribune.com, 1 Dec. 2021 Access to the community is restricted, and visitors and residents must check in at the staffed gatehouse, use a code, or be buzzed in by a homeowner, Rues said. Eileen Kelley, sun-sentinel.com, 30 Nov. 2021 Arbery's mother was falsely told that her son was killed by a homeowner while committing a burglary, according to the attorney, S. Lee Merritt. Jeff Truesdell, PEOPLE.com, 24 Nov. 2021 For the new homeowner that likes to have fun with their home aesthetic, consider this modern-shaped lamp. Isiah Magsino, Robb Report, 12 Nov. 2021 On Tuesday, a judge gave the Los Angeles city attorney’s office permission to enter the property and meet with the homeowner. Nathan Solis, Los Angeles Times, 3 Nov. 2021 Kevin DeTurris, a Fairfax County, Va., attorney with the firm Blankingship and Keith, said most home value appeals can be easily handled by the homeowner and that using attorneys is usually only needed for large commercial properties. Washington Post, 30 Oct. 2021 Hurley began exchanging gunfire with the homeowner and was shot several times and taken to the hospital, sheriff's officials said. Salma Reyes, The Arizona Republic, 15 Oct. 2021 But a paper loss is not bad for a homeowner who intends to live in the house for a number of years. Bill Conerly, Forbes, 5 Oct. 2021

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First Known Use of homeowner

1850, in the meaning defined above

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“Homeowner.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/homeowner. Accessed 6 Dec. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of homeowner

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


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