o wendell holmes

Holmes

[hohmz, hohlmz]
noun
1.
John Haynes [heynz] , 1879–1964, U.S. clergyman.
2.
Oliver Wendell [wen-dl] , 1809–94, U.S. poet, novelist, essayist, and physician.
3.
his son, Oliver Wendell, 1841–1935, U.S. jurist: associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court 1902–32.
4.
Sherlock, a detective in many mystery stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
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Holmes (həʊmz)
 
n
1.  Oliver Wendell. 1809--94, US author, esp of humorous essays, such as The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table (1858) and its sequels
2.  his son, Oliver Wendell. 1841--1935, US jurist, noted for his liberal judgments
3.  Paul. born 1950, New Zealand radio and television broadcaster; presenter of The Paul Holmes Breakfast, a popular breakfast radio show, since 1987

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Holmes   (hōmz, hōlmz)  Pronunciation Key 
British geologist who pioneered a method of determining the age of rocks by measuring their radioactive components. He was also an early supporter of Alfred Wegener's theory of continental drift.
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