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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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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The trick, both for resale value and for a homeowner’s sanity and satisfaction, is to not overwhelm a space with pattern and color. Lisa Selin Davis, WSJ, "The Kitchen’s New Design Darling: Cement Tile," 19 Nov. 2018 The startup is aiming to do smart thermostats one better by installing sensor-laden vents into homes that can track and adjust temperature, monitor air quality, and use predictive analytics to anticipate a homeowner’s temperature preferences. Liz Stinson, Curbed, "New startup gives the HVAC system a smart upgrade," 14 Sep. 2018 Neither bond request would increase a Mesa homeowner's tax rate, Hollands said. Lily Altavena, azcentral, "Mesa to vote on public-safety tax hike, 1st of several money requests that may hit ballot," 9 May 2018 Water still runs beneath the low building, which is in a homeowner's side yard. John Kelly, Washington Post, "Farm team: Imagine grapes on the Mall and corn across the District," 1 May 2018 The home's state-of-the-art kitchen and handsome office, Arnberg says, are among the homeowners' favorite features. Birmingham Magazine, AL.com, "Incredible Lake Martin 'palace' is surrounded by water," 30 Apr. 2018 And while rising housing costs may be good for landlords and homeowners, as Vox’s Matt Yglesias wrote last week, a similar influx of white-collar jobs in an expensive city like New York could actually end up exacerbating income inequality. Gaby Del Valle, Vox, "New Yorkers condemn Bezos at an anti-Amazon HQ2 rally in Queens," 15 Nov. 2018 This approach does a disservice to lower-income homeowners, especially those in areas of emerging risk. Patrick Sisson, Curbed, "Climate change and the coming coastal real estate crash," 16 Oct. 2018 So perhaps all Illinois homeowners, even those who aren’t billionaires and can’t buy mansions next door, should follow the Pritzker model. John Kass, chicagotribune.com, "For Mayor Globe-trotter, it's the money that matters," 13 July 2018

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First Known Use of homeowner

1850, in the meaning defined above

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