homer

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[ hoh-mer ]
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noun
  1. Baseball. home run (def. 1).

  2. Sports.

    • a game official, media commentator, reporter, etc., who is biased in favor of the home team: I really respect that this ref is not a homer—he’s objective about his calls, even though he wants us to win.

    • a fan with blind faith in or allegiance to their home team: Call me a homer, but I’d bet on our team against theirs any day, whatever the statistical evidence.

verb (used without object)
  1. Baseball. to hit a home run: The catcher homered in the ninth with one on to win the game.

Origin of homer

1
First recorded in 1865–70; home + -er1

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Other definitions for homer (2 of 3)

homer2
[ hoh-mer ]

noun
  1. a Hebrew unit of capacity equal to ten baths in liquid measure or ten ephahs in dry measure.

Origin of homer

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First recorded in 1525–35, homer is from the Hebrew word ḥōmer literally, heap
  • Also called kor.

Other definitions for Homer (3 of 3)

Homer
[ hoh-mer ]

noun
  1. 9th-century b.c., Greek epic poet: reputed author of the Iliad and Odyssey.

  2. Winslow, 1836–1910, U.S. painter and illustrator.

  1. a male given name.

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British Dictionary definitions for homer (1 of 2)

homer

/ (ˈhəʊmə) /


noun
  1. another word for homing pigeon

  2. US and Canadian an informal word for home run

British Dictionary definitions for Homer (2 of 2)

Homer

/ (ˈhəʊmə) /


noun
  1. c. 800 bc, Greek poet to whom are attributed the Iliad and the Odyssey. Almost nothing is known of him, but it is thought that he was born on the island of Chios and was blind

  2. Winslow. 1836–1910, US painter, noted for his seascapes and scenes of working life

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Cultural definitions for Homer

Homer

An ancient Greek poet, author of the Iliad and the Odyssey. He has often been considered the greatest and most influential of all poets. According to tradition, Homer was blind.

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