homer

1
[ hoh-mer ]
/ ˈhoʊ mər /

noun

verb (used without object)

Baseball. to hit a home run: The catcher homered in the ninth with one on to take the game.

Nearby words

  1. homeotypic,
  2. homeowner,
  3. homeowner's policy,
  4. homeowners' association,
  5. homeplace,
  6. homer, winslow,
  7. homeric,
  8. homeric laughter,
  9. homeric simile,
  10. homeroom

Origin of homer

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

homer

2
[ hoh-mer ]
/ ˈhoʊ mər /

noun

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

Origin of homer

2
First recorded in 1525–35, homer is from the Hebrew word ḥōmer literally, heap

Also called kor.

Homer

[ hoh-mer ]
/ ˈhoʊ mər /

noun

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.
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British Dictionary definitions for homer

homer

/ (ˈhəʊmə) /

noun

another word for homing pigeon
US and Canadian an informal word for home run

Homer

/ (ˈhəʊmə) /

noun

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
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Word Origin and History for homer
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Culture 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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