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Meaning of “homecoming” in the English Dictionary

"homecoming" in British English

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homecomingnoun

uk   /ˈhəʊmˌkʌm.ɪŋ/  us   /ˈhoʊm-/
  • homecoming noun (CELEBRATION)

[C or U] US a ​celebration at a ​school or a ​college to ​honourpeople who were ​students there ​earlier
(Definition of homecoming from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"homecoming" in American English

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homecomingnoun [C]

 us   /ˈhoʊmˌkʌmˈɪŋ/
a person’s ​arrivalhome after being away for a ​longtime: We were all ​eagerlyawaiting my brother's homecoming from the ​war. a ​celebration at a ​school or ​college, usually ​including a ​dance and a ​footballgame, when ​people who were ​students there at an ​earliertime can ​return to ​visit
(Definition of homecoming from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “homecoming”
in Chinese (Simplified) 归家, (长时间离开后)回家乡…
in Turkish eve/yurda dönüş…
in Russian возвращение домой…
in Chinese (Traditional) 返家, (長時間離開後)回家鄉…
in Polish powrót do domu…
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