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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Sherlock Holmes, Holmesnoun

    a fictitious detective in stories by A. Conan Doyle

  2. Holmes, Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.noun

    United States jurist noted for his liberal opinions (1841-1935)

  3. Holmes, Oliver Wendell Holmesnoun

    United States writer of humorous essays (1809-1894)

  4. Holmes, Arthur Holmesnoun

    English geologist and supporter of the theory of continental drift (1890-1965)


  1. Holmesnoun

    A northern English surname, variant of Holme.

  2. Holmesnoun

    a Scottish habitational surname from the place near Dundonald.

  3. Holmesnoun

    Sherlock Holmes, fictional detective.

  4. Holmesnoun

    by extension, someone acting like, or showing the ability of Sherlock Holmes.

  5. Holmesnoun

    A male given name transferred from the surname.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Holmes in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Holmes in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of Holmes in a Sentence

  1. Hunter Biden:

    The fact is that Holmes Lybrand's already cost the American people because of Holmes Lybrand terrible handling of the Covid virus and economic spillover. Ten million people have lost their private insurance.

  2. Dan Patterson:

    Missouri protects the right to open carry a firearm, but that right does not allow an individual to act in a reckless and criminal manner, endangering other citizens, as Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes famously explained,' The most stringent protection of free speech would not protect a man... falsely shouting fire in a theater, causing a panic.'.

  3. Jeffrey Metzner:

    I think Mr. Holmes' actions on July 20 were the direct result of his mental illness, it all boils down to whether you believe he had a delusion or not.

  4. Richard Greenfield:

    Some people like to throw money at things and have too much unfounded optimism, and Elizabeth Holmes took full advantage of that.

  5. Rebekka Higgs:

    You're going to hear about Mr. Holmes' life from the beginning because you are now responsible for that life, and you need to know everything about that life.

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