home run


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home run

n. Abbr. HR Baseball
A hit that allows the batter to make a complete circuit of the diamond and score a run.

home run

n
(Baseball) baseball a hit that enables the batter to run round all four bases, usually by hitting the ball out of the playing area

home′ run′


n.
a hit in baseball allowing the batter to circle the bases and score a run.
[1855–60, Amer.]

home run

A hit that allows the batter to get around all the bases in one turn.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.home run - a base hit on which the batter scores a runhome run - 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.home run - something that exactly succeeds in achieving its goalhome run - something that exactly succeeds in achieving its goal; "the new advertising campaign was a bell ringer"; "scored a bull's eye"; "hit the mark"; "the president's speech was a home run"
success - an attainment that is successful; "his success in the marathon was unexpected"; "his new play was a great success"
figure of speech, trope, image, figure - language used in a figurative or nonliteral sense
Translations
coup de circuit
ホームラン本塁打
References in classic literature ?
Let the Summer sun to his bright home run, He shall never be sought by me; When he's dimmed by a cloud I can laugh aloud And care not how sulky he be
Cabrera's home run, his fifth, and Napoli's home run gave the Angels a 5-0 lead by the third inning.
Lambo wasted little time showing what he could do, homering in each of the first five games this season, including two home runs with five RBIs in the season-opener against San Pedro.
Third-base umpire Larry Young initially called it a home run before all the umpires met just beyond shortstop and changed it to a ground-rule double.
A home run like Kirk Gibson's seems larger than life," said Wheaties Marketing Manager Eric Treschuk.
Through the program, $5,000 will be donated for every home run hit on July 4 during Major and Minor League games to build and renovate youth league ballparks.
Monday, the A's took the lead for good in the top of the seventh inning, when Eric Chavez led off with a single and came around to score one batter later when Jay Payton smashed another slider over the left-field wall for a two-run home run.
Despite our desire to celebrate even the most trivial achievements, and a 24-hour electronic news apparatus with an omnivorous appetite, Barry Bonds' 715th home run was greeted with something very close to embarrassed silence.
This year McGwire has an excellent shot at shattering Roger Maris's 1961 record of 61 home runs in a single season.
Louis Cardinals meet in Game Three of the 2006 World Series, all of America will be hungry for a home run over left or left center field.