Definition of hometown in English:

hometown

noun

  • The town where one was born or grew up, or the town of one's present fixed residence.

    • ‘In my hometown of New York City, social circles would surely scoff at such behavior.’
    • ‘More than 30 million Koreans are expected to head to their hometowns to spend the celebrated occasion with their close families, relatives, and friends.’
    • ‘Many residents return to their hometowns during this period and houses will be left unattended and government offices largely unstaffed.’
    • ‘This period is, according to Chinese tradition, a time for family gatherings, when people should all head back to their hometowns for New Year's Eve.’
    • ‘And so, the Saidiman family will be among the millions of travelers who will pour out of the big cities on the way to their hometowns.’
    • ‘Now he has returned to his hometown of Barnsley to be reunited with his sister Steph.’
    • ‘Those who were not picked up by their families had to wait for hours at the port and find cars to carry them to their respective hometowns.’
    • ‘In past years they never voted in local elections because they still officially resided in their hometowns in Oaxaca.’
    • ‘With 80 percent of the country's money circulating in the capital, Jakarta has become the last hope for those who cannot find jobs in their hometowns.’
    • ‘Few Americans think local news coverage fairly captures the essence of daily life and progress in their hometowns.’
    • ‘Every last Thursday of November, 35 million Americans travel to their hometowns to eat turkey.’
    • ‘But for children who choose to spend their holidays in their hometowns, fairs and carnivals can be good entertainment.’
    • ‘Muslims who care about their families and can afford the age-long tradition travel back to their hometowns to celebrate the biggest Islamic festival.’
    • ‘They left their hometowns or villages and came to Mumbai to earn a livelihood, so you can't expect them to just pack up and go back.’
    • ‘From the airport they board vans and buses for trips back to their hometowns.’
    • ‘Most of the students from out of town have already gone back to their hometowns.’
    • ‘Others said they would rent rooms or return to their hometowns.’
    • ‘Most people will head back to their hometowns during this period.’
    • ‘It isn't that students are being denied the right to vote outright - they still have the option of voting by absentee ballot in their hometowns.’
    • ‘They'll be heading abroad or to their hometowns.’
    native land, homeland, home town, birthplace, roots, fatherland, motherland, mother country, country of origin, land of one's fathers, the old country
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Pronunciation:

hometown

/ˈhōmˌtoun/