Sherlock Holmes[s̸hʉr′läk′ hōmz′, hōlmz′]
a fictitious British detective with great powers of deduction, the main character in many stories by A. Conan Doyle
- A series of novels by Arthur Conan Doyle about a male consulting detective with astute logical reasoning and professional forensic skills, and related media based on the books, such as movies.
- The fictional detective who is the protagonist of the series.
- (figuratively) By extension, any person who has or is considered to have great powers of observation and deduction.