Definitions

from The American HeritageĀ® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A celebration of the occupancy of a new home.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Alternative spelling of house warming.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A feast or merry-making made by or for a family or business firm on taking possession of a new house or premises.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A merrymaking entertainment to celebrate the entry of a family into a new home.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a party of people assembled to celebrate moving into a new home

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

  • It could scarce be called a housewarming; for there was, of course, no fire, and with the two open doors and the open window gaping on the night, like breaches in a fortress, it began to grow rapidly chill.

    The Silverado Squatters

  • A different kind of housewarming Ā« knitnut.net

    A different kind of housewarming « knitnut.net

  • We're taking him sheets as a 'housewarming' gift, isn't that clever?

    Archive 2005-08-01

  • We ought to give some kind of housewarming for the people about, now you've come back.

    The Day's Work - Volume 1

  • Of course, the "housewarming" at the end of the Cure is intended not just as a chance to celebrate and share all the work you've done, but also as an incentive to help you plow through any remaining tasks and address areas where you may have fallen behind.

    Apartment Therapy Main

  • The Kresge Foundation is stepping forward with a housewarming present of sorts for New York Live Arts, the newly created organization that merged Dance Theater Workshop and the Bill T.

    A Move to Strengthen Two Merged Dance Companies

  • As a housewarming present, Ms. Brickman framed Mr. Welch's dress-blue Marine uniform, with its golden sergeant's stripes and white gloves.

    For Wounded Vet, Love Pierces the Fog of War

  • On the day of Martin and Hilda's housewarming party in their new home, they fall victim to the local crime wave.

    This week's new theatre and dance

  • I put her in this collage I made for Diana as a housewarming gift.

    Archive 2009-06-01

  • Ferguson came over to celebrate the housewarming that followed the achievement of the great stone fireplace.

    Chapter XXV

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.