Definition of homecoming in English:


Line breaks: home|com¦ing
Pronunciation: /ˈhəʊmkʌmɪŋ


  • 1An instance of returning home: she spent most of the day preparing for her husband’s homecoming
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    • This is the homecoming, the return of the prodigal sons to the family fold.
    • She received a huge homecoming on her return to Bradford and had lived and worked in the city ever since.
    • Terry will have a homecoming this week, returning to the track where he received his only formal race instruction.
  • 1.1North American A reunion of former students of a university, college, or high school.
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    • Needing one more dress for the event, she modified her high school homecoming dress to compete.
    • Ask him about the crown he had to wear when he was homecoming king of his high school.
    • Espy still winces a little as he recalls a homecoming game at his daughter's high school.

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