home·​own·​er | \ ˈhōm-ˌō-nər \

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 \ or home ownership noun
… unable to attain the upward mobility and financial stability that homeownership brought to previous American generations. — Kirstin Downey

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Sigmund Freud Some homeowners fantasize about putting in a chef’s kitchen or a spa bathroom. Amy Gamerman, WSJ, "The Doctor Is in (the House)," 31 Jan. 2019 Some homeowners may value backup power in areas where electricity is unreliable. Megan Geuss, Ars Technica, "Under current policies, residential batteries increase emissions in most cases," 28 Dec. 2018 Some homeowners have rebuilt the same coastal McMansion three or more times, knowing Uncle Sam will foot the bill after the next big storm knocks it down. Patrick Sisson, Curbed, "Flood insurance is broken," 20 Sep. 2018 Brown invoked the emergency declaration Saturday morning in response to the Garner Complex of fires in Jackson and Josephine counties where some homeowners are under various levels of evacuation orders. Seattle Times Staff, The Seattle Times, "Oregon governor invokes emergency declaration as fires rage," 21 July 2018 The state has said that the city’s water now meets U.S. Environmental Protection Agency standards, but some homeowners say the water coming from their faucets remains undrinkable. Jamie Butters, BostonGlobe.com, "Elon Musk pledges to pay for clean water to homes in Flint, Mich.," 11 July 2018 Some homeowners associations have limits of three minutes per speaker. Kelly G. Richardson, sandiegouniontribune.com, "HOA Homefront: Surefire steps to guarantee board meetings will last longer," 7 July 2018 And some homeowners that bought at or near the 2007 peak don’t have enough equity to cover all the costs of selling a house. Kenneth R. Gosselin, courant.com, "Greater Hartford Home Sales Slow, Prices Dip in May," 20 June 2018 And on the Southwest Side, Ald. Marty Quinn, 13th, has set out on a precinct-by-precinct effort to collect signatures from residents to outlaw online rentals, after some homeowners complained about unruly behavior from guests. John Byrne, chicagotribune.com, "Emanuel calls for new fee on Airbnb rentals," 12 June 2018

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First Known Use of homeowner

1850, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of homeowner

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

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