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Definition of the noun homecoming

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noun - plural: homecomings

  1. an annual school or university reunion for graduates
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • more generic words: reunification / reunion = the act of coming together again
  2. a coming to or returning home
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonym of homecoming: return
    • more generic word: arrival = the act of arriving at a certain place
    • more specific word: repatriation = the act of returning to the country of origin

Alternative definition of the noun homecoming


  1. The act or event of returning to home.
  2. [US] In colleges and high schools, a tradition centred around a football game, a parade and the "coronation" of a Homecoming Queen.


  1. "Homecoming" is a 2009 American independent thriller film, directed by Morgan J. Freeman and written by Katie L. Fetting, Jake Goldberger and Frank Hannah. The film follows a student couple, Mike and Elizabeth, on their homecoming. Elizabeth is taken home by Mike's ex-girlfriend Shelby after a road accident. Shelby is soon revealed to be fixated on Mike and subsequently treats Elizabeth in a cruel and deranged manner. Homecoming's storyline closely resembles that of the novel Misery by Stephen King, thus making it very similar to its film adaptation.
  2. "Homecoming" is an American drama television film.
  3. "Homecoming" is a 1948 romantic drama starring Clark Gable and Lana Turner. It was the third of their four films together, and like two of the others, was about a couple caught up in World War II.
  4. "Homecoming" is a 1928 German silent war film directed by Joe May.
  5. "Homecoming" is a film, directed by Lee Thean-Jeen.
  6. "Homecoming" is a film, directed by Lee Yong-Min.
  7. "Homecoming" is a 2013 short film writen and directed by Jim Chuchu.
  8. "Homecoming" a.k.a. "Home Coming": Homecoming is a 1984 Hong Kong film directed by Yim Ho. It won the Best Film Award at the 4th Hong Kong Film Awards. The film was also selected as the Hong Kong entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 57th Academy Awards, but was not accepted as a nominee.
  9. "Homecoming" is a 2004 drama film written and directed by Jon Jost.
  10. "Homecoming" is a comedy drama romance film directed by Eugene Ashe.
    • country: United States of America
    • language: English Language
    • genres: Comedy, Drama, Romance Film
    • released on
  11. "Homecoming" is a 2003 film written and directed by Jovan Arsenić.
  12. "Homecoming" is a film, directed by Doug Jeffries.
  13. "Homecoming" is a film.
  14. "Homecoming" is a short film, directed by Jamal Joseph & Lorna Johnson.
  15. "Homecoming" is a short film.


  1. "Homecoming" is a young adult novel by American children's author Cynthia Voigt. It is the first of seven novels in the Tillerman Cycle. It was adapted into a for-TV film.
    • also known as "Homecoming (Tillerman S.)", "The Homecoming", "Homecoming (Collins Modern Classics)", "Homecoming (Tillerman Cycle)", "Homecoming (Tillerman Series)", "Homecoming (The Tillerman Series #1)", "Homecoming (Tillerman Saga)"
    • language: English Language
    • genres: Young-adult fiction, Children's literature, Fiction
    • subjects: Family, Homelessness, Poverty
    • released in (34 years ago)
    • award: - National Book Award for Children’s Books (Fiction, Hardcover) nomination for Cynthia Voigt
  2. "Homecoming" is a short story by Robin Hobb, published in the 2003 Legends II anthology. Set in The Realm of the Elderlings, it is written in first person narrative as a series of diary entries by Lady Carillion Carrock, an exiled Jamaillian noble.
    • language: English Language
    • released in (12 years ago)


  1. "Homecoming" is a song by American hip hop artist Kanye West featuring guest vocals from Chris Martin, lead singer of the British Alternative band Coldplay, whom he met during an impromptu jam session at Abbey Road Studios in 2006. It was released as the final single of his third studio album Graduation. It has been released in the United Kingdom as a download release and was due to be released as a physical single on 4 February 2008. However, the CD single was cancelled due to downloads starting to decline before the release. It was, however, released on vinyl single on 18 February. "Homecoming" reached Number 9 in the United Kingdom on January 20, 2008, on download sales alone.
  2. "Homecoming" is a 1972 album by America. Acoustic guitar-based, with a more pronounced electric guitar and keyboard section than their first album, their second effort helped continue the band's success, and includes one of their best known hits, "Ventura Highway".
  3. "Homecoming" is the second official live album by the Scottish hard rock band Nazareth, released in 2002. Recorded in Glasgow, Scotland in 2001, it may be regarded as the soundtrack to the DVD of the same name, with stage talk edited to allow the tracks to fit onto a single CD.
    • genre: Hard rock
    • released on (12 years ago)
  4. "Homecoming" is a live album by jazz pianist Bill Evans with Marc Johnson and Joe LaBarbera recorded at the Southeastern Louisiana University in 1979 but not released until 1999 on the Milestone label.
    • genre: Jazz
    • released on (15 years ago)
  5. "Homecoming" is an album by Gateway, a trio composed of John Abercrombie, Dave Holland and Jack DeJohnette. It was recorded in 1994 and released on the ECM label in 1995 and is the trio's first album since Gateway 2 in 1978. The Allmusic review by Greg Turner states "The Gateway Trio is a cooperative in the greatest sense of the word... Even though this only the third Gateway recording and the group's first in 17 years, each group member collaborates frequently with the others. As a result there is always a great sense of interplay between Abercrombie's sometimes-mellow-sometimes-distorted guitar, Holland's huge toned bass, and DeJohnette's dancing drums... This is a fine return to recording for a great group".
    • genre: Jazz
    • released in (20 years ago)
  6. "Homecoming" is the second EP by Sammy Adams. The EP was released on November 19 2013, by RCA Records.
  7. "Homecoming" is a musical album of Art Farmer.
    • released in (44 years ago)
  8. "Homecoming" is Craig's Brother's first full length album, released on May 19, 1998 through Tooth & Nail Records.
  9. "Homecoming" is a composition.
  10. "Homecoming" is an award-winning musical album of Gaither Vocal Band.
    • award:
      • Grammy Award for Best Southern, Country or Bluegrass Gospel Album nomination for Gaither Vocal Band
      • Grammy Award for Best Southern, Country or Bluegrass Gospel Album, received by Gaither Vocal Band
  11. "Homecoming" is a musical single of The Teenagers.
    • released in (8 years ago)
  12. "Homecoming" is a musical album of Tom T. Hall.
    • released in (46 years ago)


  1. Homecoming is a song recorded by American pop punk group Hey Monday for their debut studio album, Hold on Tight. A snippet of the song was included on Fall Out Boy's mixtape Welcome to the New Administration in August 2008. It was first released in the United States on October 7, 2008 as the band's debut single, before being released internationally throughout early 2009. "Homecoming" only charted outside the US, namely in Japan and Australia.
  2. Homecoming is a 1968 poem by Bruce Dawe. Written as an elegy for anonymous soldiers, "Homecoming" is an anti-war poem protesting Australia's involvement in the Vietnam War during the 1960s. Dennis Haskell, Winthrop Professor of English and Cultural Studies at University of Western Australia, has called it "the most highly regarded poem about Vietnam written by any Australian", and Peter Pierce, the editor of The Cambridge History of Australian Literature has described it as "one of the finest threnodies in the war literature of Vietnam".
  3. Homecoming is an Off-Broadway one-person show by Lauren Weedman that premiered at Westside Theatre on September 10, 2001. Following the September 11 attacks, Weedman announced that the show would be postponed till January 21, 2002, with the venue changed to the Arclight Theatre.

Phrases with Homecoming

  1. Homecoming King
  2. Homecoming Queen

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Homecoming

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Google previewHeidegger and Homecoming (2008)

The Leitmotif in the Later Writings by Robert Mugerauer

Therefore, homecoming is the coming home of the origin to what it makes at home. Homecoming is the giving...

Hölderlin's second set of insights is simultaneously simple and profound: homecoming is a poetic achievement. Though we seek ...

Google previewThe Tanner Lectures on Human Values (2011)

by Sterling M. McMurrin

Homecoming is the reward for survival, but it is not the end of the story. There is no end, because homecoming means a new beginning. Homecoming means renewal and rebirth, a new generation growing up with new hopes and new ideals.

Google previewWhat Matters Most (2008)

Living a More Considered Life by James Hollis

Homecoming is the goal, but our “home” is not “out there,” a geographic place, the protective “other,” or a...

Google previewThe Art of Being Human (2016)

by CTI Reviews

Homecoming: Homecoming is the tradition of welcoming...

Google previewPinter at 70 (2014)

A Casebook by Lois Gordon

The Homecoming is a play about certain aspects of fanrily life and relationships ...

Google previewContemporary Asian American Experience (2016)

by CTI Reviews

Homecoming Census Educational attainment Homecoming is the tradition of welcoming back former residents and alumni of an institution. It most commonly...

United States Homecoming is an annual tradition of the United States. A census is ...

Google previewHeidegger on East-West Dialogue (2007)

Anticipating the Event by Lin Ma

Homecoming is the return to the nearness to the origin. (HHI 42/51; tr. m.) For Heidegger, the homeland is the nearness to the origin.4 The word “origin” does not refer to a substantial entity or a universal essence. As the origin, it consists not ...

Google previewModern Dramatists (2013)

A Casebook of Major British, Irish, and American Playwrights by Kimball King

Tke Homecoming is a play about certain aspects of family life and relationships that are common to all families in greater or lesser degree—in some cases to a degree that makes the family relationship virtually unbearable to some of its ...

Google previewThe Message (2014)

The Bible in Contemporary Language

But neither exile nor homecoming is the main thing. Cheerfully pleasing God is the main thing, and that's what we aim to do, regardless of our conditions. Sooner or later we'll all have to face God, regardless of our conditions. We will ...

Google previewThe Chromatic Fourth During Four Centuries of Music (1997)

by Peter Williams

Since the chromatics themselves have only passed from tonic to dominant, the homecoming is a foregone conclusion, and from this point of view we hear no more than preparatory chromaticism, conventional as to purpose. Also, a spacious ...

Google previewFreshman Register (1978)

Homecoming. Homecoming is a fun week chockfull of exciting events, including phone booth stuffing contests, float building competition, bicycle races, the Mud Bowl football game, the Homecoming parade, beer Olympics, and pep rallies.

Google previewCavalier King Charles Spaniel (2011)

by Dog Fancy Magazine

MEETING THE FAMILY Your Cavalier's homecoming is an exciting time for all members of the family, and it's only natural that everyone will be eager to meet him, pet him and play with him. However, for your puppy's sake, it's best to make ...

Google previewMartin Heidegger: In Europe and America (2012)

by E.G. Ballard, C.E. Scott

Homecoming is a possibility only for the wanderer. The poet is the...

Google previewLiberation of Worlds (2014)

by Neil Davies

‚Your homecoming is a cause for public celebration,‛ said Loadra. ‚It should be shared with everyone. Come ...

Google previewAcross Enemy Seas (2015)

by L.M. Elliott

A big game called homecoming is this Friday night. It will be perfect carnival with a bonfire, the marching band playing in a “pep rally”, and cheerleaders jumping up and down leading chants. Homecoming means graduates come back for the ...

Google previewScoreboard, Baby (2010)

A Story of College Football, Crime, and Complicity by Ken Armstrong, Nick Perry

For a university, homecoming is a time to shine. Parents visit. Alumni return. Students discover cleaning supplies. The leaves turn gold, and grunge gets wiped away. At the University of Washington, students gather in Red Square, a campus ...

Google previewThe Official Ohio State Football Encyclopedia (2003)

by Jack Park

The Queen that Mooed The election of Maudine Ormsby as Ohio State's 1926 homecoming queen is one of the most remarkable college pranks of all time— Maudine was a pure-bred Hoi- stein cow. While the fraternities and sororities ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of British Poetry (2015)

by Robert R. Watson

Work Author: Simon Armitage "Homecoming" was originally publishedinSimon Armitage's 1997 book of poems Cloudcuckooland. The majorityof thevolumewas taken up with a sequence of poems named after constellations, and ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Religion in the South (2005)

by Samuel S. Hill, Charles H. Lippy, Charles Reagan Wilson

Homecomings church anniversary or founding Sunday, in which case they are known as "cemetery homecoming," "cemetery association day," or "decoration day." Homecomings may be timed to coincide with a historically significant date in ...

Google previewA Franz Kafka Encyclopedia (2005)

by Richard T. Gray

"Heimkehr" ("Homecoming"). Short parabolic story, most likely written, according to the editors of the Kritische Ausgabe (Critical Edition) toward the end of Kafka's life, between November 1923 and January 1924. The untitled manuscript is ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of British Humorists (1996)

Geoffrey Chaucer to John Cleese by Steven H. Gale

The Homecoming is filled with examples of this type of character and the resultant humor, as is The Collection. In the latter play, for instance, there is Harry's gloriously understated initial reaction to seeing James throw a knife at Bill , whose ...

Google previewDictionary of Biblical Imagery (2010)

by Leland Ryken, James C. Wilhoit, Tremper Longman III

HOMECOMING, STORIES OF Heaven. Jesus gives us a heart-warming glimpse of the life to come in God's house (Jn 14:1-4). The house is full of rooms prepared for us to live in.

Google previewThe New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture (2010)

Volume 14: Folklife by Glenn Hinson, William Ferris

Popular books such as Edward Ball's Slaves in the Family and Dorothy Spruill Redford's Somerset Homecoming, as well as Macky Altson's documentary film Family Name, explored this history of southern families and the role of family ...

Google previewOklahoma Indian Dictionary for Kids! (1995)

by Carole Marsh

Tribal Powwow, July; Pawnee Homecoming, July; Potawatomi Powwow, Shawnee, June; Creek Nation Festival, Okmulgee, June; American Indian Film & Video Competition, Oklahoma City, June; Choctaw Annual Rodeo, Hartshome, ...

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I was homecoming queen. I was star of my basketball team. (Marla Maples)
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The value of this 10-letter word is 20 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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