What does the word housewarming mean?

Usage examples for housewarming

  1. And they say that Bernard Rollins, the portraiture man, is mixed up in the housewarming too. – Green Valley by Katharine Reynolds
  2. Can you make it to the housewarming? – O+F by John Moncure Wetterau
  3. Be true, she had told him at the housewarming. – O+F by John Moncure Wetterau