American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Baseball A home run.
- n. A homing pigeon.
- v. Baseball To hit a home run: homered in the fifth inning.
- n. A unit of capacity used by the ancient Hebrews, equal to 10 ephahs (about 10 bushels) or 10 baths (about 100 gallons). Also called kor.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A pigeon trained to fly home from a distance; a homing pigeon.
- n. The basking-shark, Cetorhinus maximus.
- n. A Hebrew measure, containing 75 gallons and 5 pints wine-measure. As a dry measure it was equivalent to 10 ephahs, or bushels. Also written chomer and gomer.
- n. In base-ball, a home run.
- n. An ancient Hebrew measure of capacity, equal to ten ephahs or ten baths, and approximately equal to ten or eleven bushels.
- n. baseball A four-base hit; a home run
- n. A homing pigeon
- n. sports A person who is extremely devoted to his favorite team.
- v. baseball To get a four-base hit; to get a home run.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Zoöl.) A carrier pigeon remarkable for its ability to return home from a distance.
- n. (Zoöl.) See hoemother.
- n. A Hebrew measure containing, as a liquid measure, ten baths, equivalent to fifty-five gallons, two quarts, one pint; and, as a dry measure, ten ephahs, equivalent to six bushels, two pecks, four quarts.
- n. (Baseball) Same as home run.
- n. an ancient Hebrew unit of capacity equal to 10 baths or 10 ephahs
- n. United States painter best known for his seascapes (1836-1910)
- n. pigeon trained to return home
- n. ancient Greek epic poet who is believed to have written the Iliad and the Odyssey (circa 850 BC)
- n. a base hit on which the batter scores a run
- v. hit a home run
- From home. (Wiktionary)
- Hebrew ḥōmer, heap, homer; see ḥmr in Semitic roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“And if you're sensitive to the purity of the art form of animated film (which every Pixar homer is always spouting off about) then you should be outraged by Pixar's making of Cars 2.”
“If you don't walk guys, the three-run homer is just a solo homer.”
“The armchair psychologists want to say that Pujols 'homer from the NLCS is playing mind games with Lidge.”
“Zeile's homer is probably an out at any other ballpark," Redman said.”
“An inside-the-park homer is rare, and a stand-up inside-the-parker is rarer still, but on this one, the fleet Wise didn't even draw so much as a throw.”
“Notes: Thome's 17th career postseason homer is one shy of the record Mickey Mantle and Reggie Jackson shared. ...”
“Lance Berkman hit a rare homer from the right side and closer”
“The Most Valuable Player of Tuesday's All-Star Game, Ripken was greeted by a rousing ovation after each homer from the sellout crowd of 50,069.”
“Hernandez's 25th homer is the second most by a Brewers shortstop, behind Robin Yount's 29 that he hit in 1982.”
“And you can tell by how Cohen reacts how critical the homer is for the Mets.”
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