- Baseball. to hit a home run: The catcher homered in the ninth with one on to take the game.
Origin of homer1
- a Hebrew unit of capacity equal to ten baths in liquid measure or ten ephahs in dry measure.
Origin of homer2
- 9th-century b.c., Greek epic poet: reputed author of the Iliad and Odyssey.
- Winslow,1836–1910, U.S. painter and illustrator.
- a male given name.
Related Words for homercentral, family, familiar, household, local, national, native, homely, homey, inland, internal
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Contemporary Examples of homer
In “Steal This Episode,” the filmmaker denounces Homer Simpson as an “enemy of art.”Here’s the Lost Judd Apatow ‘Simpsons’ Episode, Penned by Judd Apatow
January 6, 2015
Did McCarthy invent the portrayal of violence in fiction, or should that laurel go to Homer?Compliments Are Nice, but Enough With the Cormac McCarthy Comparisons
October 21, 2014
Homer, Marge, Lisa, Bart, and Maggie have all been accidental political players in their nearly three decades on the air.Mr. Simpson Goes to Washington: How Homer Influenced Politics
August 27, 2014
Homer Simpson (Dan Castellaneta), The Simpsons TV dads can be great in cartoons, too.9 Great TV Dads From the ‘90s
June 15, 2014
For coinosseuers of literature, the sagas stories of family struggles, rivalry, and conflict rank with Homer and Shakespeare.Want to Write a Book? Go to Iceland
May 26, 2014
Historical Examples of homer
Mr. Gladstone dwells much on the relation of Homer to Christianity.The Grand Old Man
Richard B. Cook
Then, one night, I heard a man recite some of the lines of Homer.
People will love my book, because they love the stories of Homer.
Let me make you acquainted with my friend, Mr. Smith, and my friend, Mr. Homer.
The telegram was signed by Homer and by Barrett, the superintendent of police at Rouen.
- 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
- Winslow. 1836–1910, US painter, noted for his seascapes and scenes of working life
Word Origin and History for homer
name of the supposed author of the "Iliad" and the "Odyssey," from Latin Homerus, from Greek Homeros. The name first occurs in a fragment of Hesiod. It is identical to Greek homeros "hostage," also "blind" (connecting notion is "going with a companion").
short for home run, from 1884. As a verb, from 1946. Related: Homered; homering.
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.