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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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

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Fair Uphill mowing: Good | Sidehill mowing: Fair | Bagging: Outstanding The test’s most expensive mower is the ultimate homeowner’s ride. Roy Berendsohn, Popular Mechanics, "The 7 Best Self-Propelled Lawn Mowers," 11 Apr. 2019 In the premiere, viewers saw Erin and Ben meeting the homeowners with a stroller in tow, but the camera never panned down to the infant inside. Taysha Murtaugh, Country Living, "'Home Town' Stars Erin and Ben Napier Reveal Why They Rarely Show Their Baby on TV," 28 Jan. 2019 In Falmouth, however, the homeowner not only got the package first, but opened it. Mark Price, charlotteobserver, "People are mistakenly getting pot in the mail. Police are holding it for the senders," 25 June 2018 From finding mouse droppings in your closet to potential kitchen thievery, the whole shudder-inducing situation is a big fat disaster that homeowners or renters never want to deal with. Blair Donovan, Country Living, "How to Get Rid of Mice: The Ultimate Guide to a Rodent-Free Home," 28 Mar. 2019 When washing dishes or preparing food, homeowners like to be able to look at nature or have eye contact with other people in the room—which can actually elevate your mood. Elizabeth Gulino, House Beautiful, "The Property Brothers Reveal The One Change That Makes People Love Their Kitchens So Much More," 25 Feb. 2019 Rather than figure out these baffling systems, homeowners are tempted to ignore them. Ronda Kaysen, The Seattle Times, "Is it time to drain the water heater? There’s an app for that," 11 Feb. 2019 More designers and homeowners are also starting to mix and match, picking different-colored bottom cabinets than the top and islands packed with personality. Jessica Dailey, Good Housekeeping, "Doors and Drawers," 11 Feb. 2019 When the inspector has signed off on the permit without issue and the homeowner comes in and sees shiny new fixtures that work flawlessly. Roy Berendsohn, Popular Mechanics, "How to Become a Skilled Tradesperson," 13 Mar. 2019

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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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