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Ho·mer

 (hō′mər) fl. c. 750 bc.
Greek epic poet. Two of the greatest works in Western literature, the Iliad and the Odyssey, are attributed to him.

hom·er 1

 (hō′mər)
n.
1. Baseball A home run.
2. A homing pigeon.
intr.v. ho·mer·ed, ho·mer·ing, ho·mers Baseball
To hit a home run: homered in the fifth inning.

ho·mer 2

 (hō′mər)
n.
A unit of capacity used by the ancient Hebrews, equal to 10 ephahs (about 10 bushels) or 10 baths (about 100 gallons). Also called kor.

[Hebrew ḥōmer, heap, homer; see ḥmr in the Appendix of Semitic roots.]

homer

(ˈhəʊmə)
n
1. (Animals) another word for homing pigeon
2. (Baseball) US and Canadian an informal word for home run

Homer

(ˈhəʊmə)
n
1. (Biography) c. 800 bc, Greek poet to whom are attributed the Iliad and the Odyssey. Almost nothing is known of him, but it is thought that he was born on the island of Chios and was blind
2. (Biography) Winslow. 1836–1910, US painter, noted for his seascapes and scenes of working life

hom•er1

(ˈhoʊ mər)

n., v. -ered, -er•ing. n. v.i.
3. to hit a home run.
[1865–70; home + -er1]

ho•mer2

(ˈhoʊ mər)

n.
an ancient Hebrew unit of capacity equal to ten baths in liquid measure or ten ephahs in dry measure. Also called kor.
[1525–35; < Hebrew ḥōmer literally, heap]

Ho•mer

(ˈhoʊ mər)

n.
1. 9th-century B.C. Greek epic poet: reputed author of the Iliad and Odyssey.
2. Winslow, 1836–1910, U.S. artist.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.homer - a base hit on which the batter scores a runhomer - a base hit on which the batter scores a run
base hit, safety - (baseball) the successful act of striking a baseball in such a way that the batter reaches base safely
solo blast, solo homer - a home run with no runners on base
2.Homer - ancient Greek epic poet who is believed to have written the Iliad and the Odyssey (circa 850 BC)
3.homer - an ancient Hebrew unit of capacity equal to 10 baths or 10 ephahs
bath - an ancient Hebrew liquid measure equal to about 10 gallons
epha, ephah - an ancient Hebrew unit of dry measure equal to about a bushel
4.Homer - United States painter best known for his seascapes (1836-1910)
5.homer - pigeon trained to return homehomer - pigeon trained to return home  
domestic pigeon - domesticated pigeon raised for sport or food
carrier pigeon - a homing pigeon used to carry messages
Verb1.homer - hit a home run
rack up, score, tally, hit - gain points in a game; "The home team scored many times"; "He hit a home run"; "He hit .300 in the past season"
Translations
Homer
Homeros

Homer

[ˈhəʊməʳ] NHomero

homer

[ˈhəʊməʳ] N (Brit) → trabajo m fuera de hora, chollo m

Homer

nHomer m

homer

n
(= homing pigeon)Brieftaube f
(Brit inf: = job) → Nebenjob m (inf); to do something as a homeretw privat or nebenher machen

Homer

[ˈhəʊməʳ] nOmero
even Homer nods → errare humanum est
References in classic literature ?
It is one he values much, and I've often admired it, set up in the place of honor with his German Bible, Plato, Homer, and Milton, so you may imagine how I felt when he brought it down, without its cover, and showed me my own name in it, "from my friend Friedrich Bhaer".
I walk out into a nature such as the old prophets and poets, Menu, Moses, Homer, Chaucer, walked in.
Of course he was; and so was Homer, and heaps more.
I proposed that Homer and Aristotle might appear at the head of all their commentators; but these were so numerous, that some hundreds were forced to attend in the court, and outward rooms of the palace.
Opening another book he saw it was "Palmerin de Oliva," and beside it was another called "Palmerin of England," seeing which the licentiate said, "Let the Olive be made firewood of at once and burned until no ashes even are left; and let that Palm of England be kept and preserved as a thing that stands alone, and let such another case be made for it as that which Alexander found among the spoils of Darius and set aside for the safe keeping of the works of the poet Homer.
Now if there be such a person among you,--mind, I do not say that there is,--to him I may fairly reply: My friend, I am a man, and like other men, a creature of flesh and blood, and not 'of wood or stone,' as Homer says; and I have a family, yes, and sons, O Athenians, three in number, one almost a man, and two others who are still young; and yet I will not bring any of them hither in order to petition you for an acquittal.
It is anticipated at the beginning by the dream of Socrates and the parody of Homer.
The British Constitution was to Montesquieu what Homer has been to the didactic writers on epic poetry.
He related his fishing, and his combats, with natural poetry of expression; his recital took the form of an epic poem, and I seemed to be listening to a Canadian Homer singing the Iliad of the regions of the North.
One might get one's Greek from the very lips of Homer and Plato,' the Very Young Man thought.
Even when a treatise on medicine or natural science is brought out in verse, the name of poet is by custom given to the author; and yet Homer and Empedocles have nothing in common but the metre, so that it would be right to call the one poet, the other physicist rather than poet.
Some few words passed between them in that sonorous language in which Homer makes his gods converse.