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Holmes

[hohmz, hohlmz] /hoʊmz, hoʊlmz/
noun
1.
John Haynes
[heynz] /heɪnz/ (Show IPA),
1879–1964, U.S. clergyman.
2.
Oliver Wendell
[wen-dl] /ˈwɛn dl/ (Show IPA),
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/
noun
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.
Sir Paul.1950–2013, New Zealand radio and television broadcaster; presenter of The Paul Holmes Breakfast, (1987–2008)
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Holmes
  (hōmz, hōlmz)   
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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