- an ancient Hebrew unit of dry measure, equal to about 6 bushels
- an ancient Hebrew unit of liquid measure equal to about 58 gallons
Origin of homerClassical Hebrew (language) ḥōmer, homer, mound ; from ḥāmar, to surge up, swell up
- ☆ home run
- homing pigeon
- ☆ a radio or TV broadcaster, umpire, etc. regarded as favoring the home team
Origin of HomerClassical Latin Homerus ; from Classical Greek Homēros ; from homēros, a pledge, hostage, one led, hence blind
- semilegendary Gr. epic poet of c. 8th cent. : the Iliad & the Odyssey are both attributed to him
- Homer, Winslow 1836-1910; U.S. painter
- Baseball A home run.
- A homing pigeon.
intransitive verbho·mer·ed, ho·mer·ing, ho·mers Baseball
Origin of homerHebrew &hlowdot;ōmer, heap, homer; see &hlowdot;mr in Semitic roots.
fl. c. 750 BC.
From Hebrew עמר (ómer).
- (baseball) A four-base hit; a home run
- The first baseman hit a homer to lead off the ninth.
- A homing pigeon
- Each of the pigeon fanciers released a homer at the same time.
- (sports) A person who is extremely devoted to his favorite team.
- Joe is such a homer that he would never boo the Hometown Hobos, even if they are in last place in the league.
(third-person singular simple present homers, present participle homering, simple past and past participle homered)
- (baseball) To get a four-base hit; to get a home run.
- The Sultan of Swat homered 714 times.
From Latin Homērus, from Ancient Greek Ὅμηρος (Homēros).
- A surname.