What does Homer mean?

Definitions for Homer
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

    Etymology: [Heb. khmer.]

  2. Homer(noun)

    see Hoemother

    Etymology: [Heb. khmer.]

  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

    Etymology: [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. Francis Quarles:

    Socrates called beauty a short-lived tyranny; Plato, a privilege of nature; Theophrastus, a silent cheat; Theocritus, a delightful prejudice; Carneades, a solitary kingdom; Aristotle, that it was better than all the letters of recommendation in the world; Homer, that it was a glorious gift of nature; and Ovid, that it was favor bestowed by the gods.

  2. Russell Rosenberg:

    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.

  3. Saj Khan:

    Dr Homer said. The laser treats only the iris and does not enter the pupil or treat any portion of the inside of the eye where the nerves affecting the vision are located. The company is still in the fundraising stage but hopes to have completed clinical trials within several years. And the cost of turning your brown eyes blue ? Dr Homer says Stroma Medical would charge around $ 5,000( £ 3,120) for the procedure. Industry skepticism Industry reaction to the process has been muted. Ophthalmologists who deal with people's eyes, Dr Homer concedes, have every right to be skeptical for the simple fact they are dealing with one of the most sensitive organs in the human body. Saj Khan, an ophthalmologist at the London Eye Hospital, told CNN the treatment raised some red flags. ' The main concern with any procedure that involves releasing pigment inside the eye is that the pigment can clog up the normal drainage channels which can in turn cause the pressure inside the eye to go up, if that happens significantly enough, for long enough, it's how patients develop glaucoma.

  4. William Faulkner:

    The artist is of no importance. Only what he creates is important, since there is nothing new to be said. Shakespeare, Balzac, Homer have all written about the same things, and if they had lived one thousand or two thousand years longer, the publishers wouldn't have needed anyone since.

  5. Houston Astros:

    Following the game, Houston Astros manager AJ Hinch addressed Kulpas comment. BRYCE HARPER RETURNS TO DC, RESPONDS TO BOOS WITH LONG HOMER, EPIC BAT FLIP Thats what he said, thats apparently what he meant, i mean hes in charge. Obviously, you make a scene and I guess everybody has to pay attention but well let the league sort it out.

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