What does Homer mean?

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ˈhoʊ mərHomer

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. homer, home run(noun)

    a base hit on which the batter scores a run

  2. Homer(noun)

    ancient Greek epic poet who is believed to have written the Iliad and the Odyssey (circa 850 BC)

  3. homer, kor(noun)

    an ancient Hebrew unit of capacity equal to 10 baths or 10 ephahs

  4. Homer, Winslow Homer(noun)

    United States painter best known for his seascapes (1836-1910)

  5. homing pigeon, homer(verb)

    pigeon trained to return home

  6. homer(verb)

    hit a home run


  1. Homer(n.)

    Same as Home run.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Homer(noun)

    a carrier pigeon remarkable for its ability to return home from a distance

  2. Homer(noun)

    see Hoemother

  3. Homer(noun)

    a Hebrew measure containing, as a liquid measure, ten baths, equivalent to fifty-five gallons, two quarts, one pint; and, as a dry measure, ten ephahs, equivalent to six bushels, two pecks, four quarts

  4. Origin: [Heb. khmer.]


  1. Homer

    In the Western classical tradition, Homer is the author of the Iliad and the Odyssey, and is revered as the greatest of ancient Greek epic poets. These epics lie at the beginning of the Western canon of literature, and have had an enormous influence on the history of literature. When he lived is unknown. Herodotus estimates that Homer lived 400 years before his own time, which would place him at around 850 BC, while other ancient sources claim that he lived much nearer to the supposed time of the Trojan War, in the early 12th century BC. Modern researchers appear to place Homer in the 7th or 8th centuries BC. The formative influence played by the Homeric epics in shaping Greek culture was widely recognized, and Homer was described as the teacher of Greece. Homer's works, which are about fifty percent speeches, provided models in persuasive speaking and writing that were emulated throughout the ancient and medieval Greek worlds. Fragments of Homer account for nearly half of all identifiable Greek literary papyrus finds.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Homer

    hō′mėr, n. a Hebrew measure of capacity, amounting to about 10 bushels and 3 gallons. [Heb. khōmer, a heap—khāmar, to swell up.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Homer

    the great epic poet of Greece, and the greatest of all time; author of the "Iliad" and the "Odyssey," and for the honour of being the place of whose birth seven Greek cities contended; is said, when old and blind, to have wandered from city to city rehearsing his verses, and to have lived 900 years before Christ, some time after the reign of Solomon; it is only modern criticism that has called in question his existence, and has ventured to argue that the poems ascribed to him are a mere congeries of compositions of the early fabulous age of Greece, but the unity of the plan and the simplicity of the style of the poems go to condemn this theory in the regard of most Homeric scholars.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. homer

    The basking shark, Squalus maximus.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Homer in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Homer in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of Homer in a Sentence

  1. Dejan Stojanovic:

    After Homer and Dante, is a whole century of creating worth one Shakespeare?

  2. Aldous Huxley:

    The author of the Iliad is either Homer or, if not Homer, somebody else of the same name.

  3. Jerry Coleman:

    Last night's homer was Willie Stargell's 399th career home run, leaving him one shy of 500.

  4. Robert Lynd:

    A man has only to murder a series of wives in a new way to become known to millions of people who have never heard of Homer.

  5. Voltaire:

    There is an astonishing imagination, even in the science of mathematics... We repeat, there was far more imagination in the head of Archimedes than in that of Homer.

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