Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A pigeon trained to fly home from a distance; a homing pigeon.
  • noun The basking-shark, Cetorhinus maximus.
  • noun In base-ball, a home run.
  • noun 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Zoöl.) A carrier pigeon remarkable for its ability to return home from a distance.
  • noun (Zoöl.) See hoemother.
  • noun (Baseball) Same as home run.
  • noun 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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun An ancient Hebrew measure of capacity, equal to ten ephahs or ten baths, and approximately equal to ten or eleven bushels.
  • noun baseball A four-base hit; a home run
  • noun A homing pigeon
  • noun sports A person who is extremely devoted to his favorite team.
  • verb baseball To get a four-base hit; to get a home run.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun an ancient Hebrew unit of capacity equal to 10 baths or 10 ephahs
  • noun United States painter best known for his seascapes (1836-1910)
  • noun pigeon trained to return home
  • noun ancient Greek epic poet who is believed to have written the Iliad and the Odyssey (circa 850 BC)
  • noun a base hit on which the batter scores a run
  • verb hit a home run

Etymologies

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From Hebrew עמר (ómer).

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From home.

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