homecoming

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English hom-comyng, home komyng, home-cumyng, home-commynge, equivalent to home +‎ coming. Probably an alteration of earlier Middle English hom-come, homkome, hame-come, ham-cume, from Old English hāmcyme (homecoming; return).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

homecoming (plural homecomings)

  1. The act or event of returning home.
    His homecoming was saddened by the news of his mother's death the day before.
  2. (Canada, US, also attributive) In colleges and high schools, a tradition centred around a football game, a parade and the "coronation" of a Homecoming Queen.
    Many alumni come back for homecoming, and many freshmen are advised to flee.
    homecoming ball
    homecoming game

Translations[edit]

Further reading[edit]