Definitions for Homer
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homer, home runnoun
a base hit on which the batter scores a run
ancient Greek epic poet who is believed to have written the Iliad and the Odyssey (circa 850 BC)
an ancient Hebrew unit of capacity equal to 10 baths or 10 ephahs
Homer, Winslow Homernoun
United States painter best known for his seascapes (1836-1910)
homing pigeon, homerverb
pigeon trained to return home
hit a home run
Same as Home run.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
A measure of about three pints.
An homer of barley-seed shall be valued at fifty shekels of silver. Lev. xxvii. 16.
1) Literature Context: Homer refers to an ancient Greek poet, traditionally said to be the author of the epic poems the Iliad and the Odyssey. 2) Sports Context: Short for "home run", a term used in baseball when a player hits a ball in such a way that they are able to round all the bases and score without any errors being committed by the defense. 3) General: It can also refer to a name given to someone, typically used as a masculine given name.
a carrier pigeon remarkable for its ability to return home from a distance
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
Etymology: [Heb. khmer.]
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
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
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
The basking shark, Squalus maximus.
Who Was Who?
Travel writer mythology expert, and journalist. Began career as a reporter on the Athens "Times." Was discharged for incompetence, and took up honest writing. Found a publisher who thought his writings would sell to posterity. Later H. took charge of the Ulysses Tours. Was war correspondent for the Greek associated press at the siege of Troy. Ambition: Fewer classics and more money. Publication: See libraries and school rooms. Address: Care Athens. Clubs: Literary, Fourth Estate.
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Homer is ranked #5610 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Homer surname appeared 6,198 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 2 would have the surname Homer.
80.7% or 5,005 total occurrences were White.
9.2% or 575 total occurrences were Black.
4.4% or 275 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
2.4% or 153 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
2.3% or 143 total occurrences were of two or more races.
0.7% or 47 total occurrences were Asian.
The numerical value of Homer in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of Homer in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
We did a lot of shows about Homer and Marge being married and about the problems that come (with it), but what we haven't done is Marge saying, 'That's it, I've had it, I'm getting a separation, the Simpsons.
I certainly hope that Homer's story will bring more attention to (narcolepsy), he's not the typical case, although the fact that he is now being identified as having narcolepsy does exemplify the fact that many people can go years and years without getting the proper diagnosis.
If Dr Homer take that pigment away, then the light can enter the stroma -- the little fibers that look like bicycle spokes in a light eye - and when the light scatters it only reflects back the shortest wavelengths and that's the blue end of the spectrum.
After Homer and Dante, is a whole century of creating worth one Shakespeare?
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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