Origin of homecoming
Examples from the Web for homecoming
The Temple University concert represented something of a homecoming for Coltrane.
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|Kevin Fallon|November 6, 2013|DAILY BEAST
For Lennon, who had not set foot in Britain for nine years, there must have been something of a homecoming feel to the experience.
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|Tom Sykes|October 23, 2013|DAILY BEAST
How did the Marines you interviewed describe the homecoming process?A Troubled Iraq War Vet Returns Home in Roxana Robinson’s ‘Sparta’|Jane Ciabattari|June 3, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The well-known thought first flickered back into Charles's mind on the third day of his homecoming.Angela's Business|Henry Sydnor Harrison
Grace would undoubtedly go to the old tavern to prepare for the homecoming.Keziah Coffin|Joseph C. Lincoln
Dear me, no one ever saw such a homecoming in their life before as that of mine that day!Young Tom Bowling|J.C. Hutcheson
All the sadness surrounding her homecoming could not keep out the sweet feeling of being back that stole through her senses.Fidelity|Susan Glaspell
Believe me, Mother, this homecoming will take place just as I have described it.The Eyes of Asia|Rudyard Kipling
British Dictionary definitions for homecoming
Word Origin and History for homecoming
mid-13c. in literal sense of "a coming home," from home (n.) + present participle of come. Cf. Old English hamcyme "return." Attested from 1935 in U.S. high school dance sense. Used earlier in Britain in reference to the annual return of natives to the Isle of Man.