Share this entry
foreclosure Syllabification: fore·clo·sure
Pronunciation: /ˌfôrˈklōZHər/

Definition of foreclosure in English:


The action of taking possession of a mortgaged property when the mortgagor fails to keep up their mortgage payments: assistance for mortgage borrowers facing foreclosure major increases in home foreclosures
More example sentences
  • With interest rates now rising, there will be many foreclosures.
  • She contacted her lender, which helped her avert foreclosure.
  • A relative's legal troubles pushed her into foreclosure twice within the last two years.

Words that rhyme with foreclosure

closure, composure, enclosure, exposure
Definition of foreclosure in:
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources