homecoming


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home·com·ing

 (hōm′kŭm′ĭng)
n.
1. A coming to or returning home.
2. An annual event at schools, colleges, and universities for visiting graduates.

homecoming

(ˈhəʊmˌkʌmɪŋ)
n
1. the act of coming home
2. (Education) US an annual celebration held by a university, college, or school, for former students

home•com•ing

(ˈhoʊmˌkʌm ɪŋ)

n.
1. a return to one's home.
2. an annual event held by a college, university, or high school for visiting alumni.
[1325–75]
home′com`er, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.homecoming - an annual school or university reunion for graduateshomecoming - an annual school or university reunion for graduates
reunification, reunion - the act of coming together again; "monetary unification precipitated the reunification of the German state in October 1990"
2.homecoming - a coming to or returning home; "on his return from Australia we gave him a welcoming party"
arrival - the act of arriving at a certain place; "they awaited her arrival"
repatriation - the act of returning to the country of origin
Translations

homecoming

[ˈhəʊmkʌmɪŋ]
A. Nregreso m al hogar
B. CPD Homecoming Queen N (US) reina de la fiesta de antiguos alumnos YEARBOOK

homecoming

[ˈhəʊmkʌmɪŋ] nretour m au bercail
U2 made their triumphant homecoming after an American tour → Les U2 firent un retour au bercail triomphal après leur tournée américaine., Ce fut un retour au bercail triomphal pour U2 après leur tournée américaine.home computer nordinateur m familialhome cooking ncuisine f familialeHome Counties npl (British) les comtés qui entourent Londreshome delivery n
[food] → livraison f à domicile
[baby] → accouchement m à domicilehome economics néconomie f domestiquehome field (US) nterrain m (de l'équipe ou du club)
to play on one's home field → jouer sur son terrain

homecoming

[ˈhəʊmˌkʌmɪŋ] nritorno
References in classic literature ?
Tarzan dreamed of the happy homecoming which lay before him, of dear arms about his neck, and a soft cheek pressed to his; but there rose to dispel that dream the memory of the old witch-doctor and his warning.
You see, father, the Awkward Man won't mind us, because we're only children and he knows us well," explained the Story Girl, "but if he sees you, a stranger, it might confuse him and we might spoil the homecoming, and that would be such a pity.
He had looked forward with keen delight to again seeing his beloved Africa, but this northern aspect of it was so different from his tropical jungle home that he might as well have been back in Paris for all the heart thrills of homecoming that he experienced.
Why did it seem to give him a sense of homecoming which he had been sure he could never feel again--that sense of the beauty of land and sky and purple bloom of distance and a warming of the heart at drawing, nearer to the great old house which had held those of his blood for six hundred years?
On this were sure to be seated quite a group of homecoming peasants, the Cszeks with their white, and the Slovaks with their coloured sheepskins, the latter carrying lance-fashion their long staves, with axe at end.
Each man had brought with him a good store of cold meat and a bottle of stout March beer to stay his stomach till the homecoming.
The hopefulness of his mood was tinged with sorrow by recollection of the two members of his party who lay back there in the savage wilderness and for whom there would never again be a homecoming.
But it was unnecessary to follow out such riddles when the presence of Ralph supplied her with more interesting problems, which somehow became involved with the little boat crossing the river, the majestic and careworn City, and the steamers homecoming with their treasury, or starting in search of it, so that infinite leisure would be necessary for the proper disentanglement of one from the other.
Three centuries had flowed past the old Manor House, centuries of births and of homecomings, of country dances and of the meetings of fox hunters.
Eva Klope was the flower girl for the Homecoming court and Jacob Hill was the crown bearer.
He greeted the crowd with his trademark charm and thanked both LUMS Pro-Chancellor Syed Babar Ali and LUMS Rector Abdul Razak Dawood for joining the alumni at their annual homecoming.
Pepper Potts: Gwyneth Paltrow made a surprise appearance at the end of "Spider-Man: Homecoming," and now there are reports that the actress is reprising her role as Pepper Potts in "Avengers: Infinity War.