Dictionary.com
definitions
  • synonyms

Holmes

[hohmz, hohlmz]
See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com
noun
  1. John Haynes [heynz] /heɪnz/, 1879–1964, U.S. clergyman.
  2. Oliver Wen·dell [wen-dl] /ˈwɛn dl/, 1809–94, U.S. poet, novelist, essayist, and physician.
  3. his sonOliver Wendell,1841–1935, U.S. jurist: associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court 1902–32.
  4. Sherlock, a detective in many mystery stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for holmes

Contemporary Examples

Historical Examples


British Dictionary definitions for holmes

Holmes

noun
  1. Oliver Wendell. 1809–94, US author, esp of humorous essays, such as The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table (1858) and its sequels
  2. his son, Oliver Wendell. 1841–1935, US jurist, noted for his liberal judgments
  3. Sir Paul .1950–2013, New Zealand radio and television broadcaster; presenter of The Paul Holmes Breakfast, (1987–2008)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

holmes in Science

Holmes

[hōmz, hōlmz]
  1. British geologist who pioneered a method of determining the age of rocks by measuring their radioactive components. He was also an early supporter of Alfred Wegener's theory of continental drift.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary Copyright © 2011. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.