from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Holmes, Oliver Wendell 1809-1894. American physician and writer. A professor of anatomy and physiology at Harvard (1847-1882), he wrote humorous conversational pieces, including The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table (1858).
- Holmes, Oliver Wendell, Jr. 1841-1935. American jurist who served as an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (1902-1932). Many of his opinions greatly influenced the American concept of law.
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- proper n. A northern English surname, variant of Holme.
- proper n. a Scottish habitational surname from the place near Dundonald.
- proper n. Sherlock Holmes, fictional detective.
- proper n. by extension, someone acting like, or showing the ability of Sherlock Holmes.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Sherlock Holmes, a fictitious detective in novels by A. Conan Doyle.
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- n. a fictitious detective in stories by A. Conan Doyle
- n. English geologist and supporter of the theory of continental drift (1890-1965)
- n. United States writer of humorous essays (1809-1894)
- n. United States jurist noted for his liberal opinions (1841-1935)
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SHERLOCK HOLMES ($28.98 Warner Bros.) -- London looks like a theme park ride more than a city bristling with danger, the mystery is banal, the villain even banaler (ok, sorry about that one), and Guy Ritchie's film is filled with Holmes making one daring leap after another when of course what Holmes is really known for is one daring leap of logic after another.
This time out, Holmes and Watson are more adventurous, more contemporary, and in Holmes\ 'case, more messed up in the head.
[Illustration: "BENDING OVER THE PROSTRATE FIGURE OF SHERLOCK HOLMES."] "Keep that," said Holmes, quickly putting his foot upon it.
Amy Holmes is a conservative commentator and co-host of "America's Morning News," a nationally syndicated talk radio program.
Riley's press secretary, Todd Stacy, said the governor stands by his decision not to pay the Montgomery law firm for what he calls Holmes '"political stunts."
Michael Holmes is one of the thousands of mortgage holders whose house was put into foreclosure by the now infamous "robo-signer," the GMAC employee who signed 10,000 foreclosure affidavits a month.
Whether it's her marriage to Tom Cruise, her daughter Suri's high-heeled shoes or the PRPS jeans that everybody had an opinion about when she started wearing them, Holmes is much chatted about.
Holmes is usually brusque to the point of rudeness with women who cross his path --- upper class women, at any rate --- and he leaves it to Watson to act the gentleman with them.
Compulsively readable, The Devil and Sherlock Holmes is a brilliant mosaic of ambition, madness, passion, and folly.
Holmes is widely known as a man who uses his intelligence to solve problems, rather than his fists.