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homer1

[hoh-mer] /ˈhoʊ mər/
noun
1.
Baseball. home run.
verb (used without object)
3.
Baseball. to hit a home run:
The catcher homered in the ninth with one on to take the game.
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70; home + -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for home ring

homer

/ˈhəʊmə/
noun
1.
another word for homing pigeon
2.
(US & Canadian) an informal word for home run

Homer

/ˈhəʊmə/
noun
1.
c. 800 bc, Greek poet to whom are attributed the Iliad and the Odyssey. Almost nothing is known of him, but it is thought that he was born on the island of Chios and was blind
2.
Winslow. 1836–1910, US painter, noted for his seascapes and scenes of working life
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Word Origin and History for home ring

Homer

name of the supposed author of the "Iliad" and the "Odyssey," from Latin Homerus, from Greek Homeros. The name first occurs in a fragment of Hesiod. It is identical to Greek homeros "hostage," also "blind" (connecting notion is "going with a companion").

homer

n.

short for home run, from 1884. As a verb, from 1946. Related: Homered; homering.

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home ring in Culture

Homer definition


An ancient Greek poet, author of the Iliad and the Odyssey. He has often been considered the greatest and most influential of all poets. According to tradition, Homer was blind.

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Slang definitions & phrases for home ring

homer

noun
  1. A home run; circuit blow (1891+ Baseball)
  2. An official who favors the home team: A lot of refs get reputations as ''homers'', which means they give all the tough calls to the home team (1980s+ Sports)
verb

: Kaline homered in the sixth


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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home ring in the Bible

heap, the largest of dry measures, containing about 8 bushels or 1 quarter English = 10 ephahs (Lev. 27:16; Num. 11:32) = a COR. (See OMER.) "Half a homer," a grain measure mentioned only in Hos. 3:2.

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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