What does homer mean?

Definitions for homer
ˈhoʊ mərhomer

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. homer, home runnoun

    a base hit on which the batter scores a run

  2. Homernoun

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

  3. homer, kornoun

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

  4. Homer, Winslow Homernoun

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

  5. homing pigeon, homerverb

    pigeon trained to return home

  6. homerverb

    hit a home run


  1. Homernoun

    Same as Home run.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Homernoun

    A measure of about three pints.

    An homer of barley-seed shall be valued at fifty shekels of silver. Lev. xxvii. 16.


  1. homer

    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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Homernoun

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

  2. Homernoun

    see Hoemother

  3. Homernoun

    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. 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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Who Was Who?

  1. Homer

    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

  1. HOMER

    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.

Anagrams for homer »

  1. horme

  2. hermo

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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. Josh Naylor:

    I just tried to hit a homer, to be honest, i was trying to end the game. I didn’t want to hit a single. I wanted to end it. I just wanted to win.

  2. Aldous Huxley:

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

  3. Ernest Hemingway:

    All the critics who could not make their reputations by discovering you are hoping to make them by predicting hopefully your approaching impotence, failure and general drying up of natural juices. Not a one will wish you luck or hope that you will keep on writing unless you have political affiliations in which case these will rally around and speak of you and Homer, Balzac, Zola and Link Steffens.

  4. Kyle Freeland:

    That’s how baseball goes sometimes, you’ve got some guy’s number for a little bit, then they turn around and got your number. … I think I really made one mistake to him — and that was the homer. Other than that, the other two pitches were quality pitches that he put swings on.

  5. 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.

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    an outward semblance that misrepresents the true nature of something
    A transition
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    C investigating
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