Definition of homecoming noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈhəʊmkʌmɪŋ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈhoʊmkʌmɪŋ//
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  1. 1[countable, uncountable] the act of returning to your home after being away for a long time She spent the day preparing for his homecoming. She felt no sense of homecoming.
  2. 2[countable] (North American English) a social event that takes place every year at a high school, college or university for people who used to be students there Culture Homecoming celebrations include the homecoming game of football, the homecoming parade (= procession) and the homecoming dance. An attractive and popular girl is elected as the homecoming queen. In some schools, etc. a homecoming king is also chosen.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: homecoming