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9th-century b.c, Greek epic poet: reputed author of the Iliad and Odyssey.
Winslow, 1836–1910, U.S. painter and illustrator.
a male given name.
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homer (ˈhəʊmə)
1.  another word for homing pigeon
2.  (US), (Canadian) an informal word for home run

Homer (ˈhəʊmə)
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 & History

name of the supposed author of the "Iliad" and the "Odyssey," from L. Homerus, from Gk. Homeros. The name first occurs in a fragment of Hesiod. It is identical to Gk. homeros "hostage."
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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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Homer definition

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.

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