- a return to one's home; arrival at home.
- an annual event held by a college, university, or high school for visiting alumni.
Origin of homecoming
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Examples from the Web for homecoming
The Temple University concert represented something of a homecoming for Coltrane.What if Jazz Giant John Coltrane Had Lived?
September 14, 2014
His homecoming is breezily explained at the start of the episode.The Return of New Girl’s Coach…and of Faith in the Still-Great Comedy
November 6, 2013
For Lennon, who had not set foot in Britain for nine years, there must have been something of a homecoming feel to the experience.How John Lennon Rediscovered His Music in Bermuda
November 3, 2013
The girl's 21-year-old elder sister told The Daily Beast: "We are going to have a big party tonight to celebrate her homecoming."Blonde Child Reunited With Roma Family After Irish Police Blunder
October 23, 2013
How did the Marines you interviewed describe the homecoming process?A Troubled Iraq War Vet Returns Home in Roxana Robinson’s ‘Sparta’
June 3, 2013
All the gladness seemed to have been taken out of the homecoming.The Little Colonel
Annie Fellows Johnston
Finally, it would be a great and glad surprise for Betty on her homecoming.The Fortune Hunter
Louis Joseph Vance
To Jerry the homecoming was even sweeter than she had dreamed.Highacres
To them the Utopia of life would have been their homecoming.On the Heels of De Wet
The Intelligence Officer
Rome had acclaimed the Cæsar and rejoiced over his homecoming."Unto Caesar"
Baroness Emmuska Orczy
- the act of coming home
- US an annual celebration held by a university, college, or school, for former students
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Word Origin and History for homecoming
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