|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|
|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.