Definition of hometown
: the city or town where one was born or grew up; also : the place of one's principal residence
Examples of hometown in a Sentence
She returned to her hometown to stay after college.
Recent Examples of hometown from the Web
The city’s historical fantasia charms millions of tourists every year, but some locals are itching to infuse their hometown with new life.
According to biographical information, Burney lived for a while in Oregon and Alaska, before returning to his hometown Louisville in 1971.
Like the NFL draft, many Chicago sports fans were stunned by a trades by the hometown team.
Headliners like Tom Petty, Mumford & Sons, and Weezer play across three stages, and food from hometown heroes like Sotto, Wolf, LocoL, and Union will be served.
Lowell’s run with his hometown team ended on Thanksgiving in 2005.
The Cleveland Heights phenom knows the effects of violence firsthand — the county surrounding his hometown experienced a state-high 168 homicides last year.
Now Ball is widely expected to be picked higher, likely at No. 2 by his hometown Lakers.
John Sidur rescued two hometown buddies during Japan’s largest banzai attack of the war, near the end of the Battle of Saipan in July 1945.
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First Known Use of hometown
HOMETOWN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of hometown for English Language Learners
: the city or town where you were born or grew up
HOMETOWN Defined for Kids
Definition of hometown for Students
: the city or town where a person was born or grew up
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