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Holmes

 (hōmz, hōlmz), Oliver Wendell 1809-1894.
American physician and writer. A professor of anatomy and physiology at Harvard (1847-1882), he wrote humorous conversational pieces, including The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table (1858).

Holmes

, Oliver Wendell, Jr. 1841-1935.
American jurist who served as an associate justice of the US Supreme Court (1902-1932). Many of his opinions greatly influenced the American concept of law.

Holmes

(həʊmz)
n
1. (Biography) Oliver Wendell. 1809–94, US author, esp of humorous essays, such as The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table (1858) and its sequels
2. (Biography) his son, Oliver Wendell. 1841–1935, US jurist, noted for his liberal judgments
3. (Biography) Sir Paul.1950–2013, New Zealand radio and television broadcaster; presenter of The Paul Holmes Breakfast, (1987–2008)

Holmes

(hoʊmz, hoʊlmz)

n.
1. Oliver Wendell, 1809–94, U.S. poet, essayist, and physician.
2. his son, Oliver Wendell ( “the Great Dissenter” ), 1841–1935, U.S. jurist.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Holmes - a fictitious detective in stories by A. Conan DoyleHolmes - a fictitious detective in stories by A. Conan Doyle
2.Holmes - United States jurist noted for his liberal opinions (1841-1935)Holmes - United States jurist noted for his liberal opinions (1841-1935)
3.Holmes - United States writer of humorous essays (1809-1894)Holmes - United States writer of humorous essays (1809-1894)
4.Holmes - English geologist and supporter of the theory of continental drift (1890-1965)
References in classic literature ?
Sherlock Holmes recovered from the strain caused by his immense exertions in the spring of '87.
14th of April that I received a telegram from Lyons which informed me that Holmes was lying ill in the Hotel Dulong.
Sherlock Holmes, who was usually very late in the mornings, save upon those not infrequent occasions when he was up all night, was seated at the breakfast table.
Really, Watson, you excel yourself," said Holmes, pushing back his chair and lighting a cigarette.
Sherlock Holmes, "London has become a singularly uninteresting city since the death of the late lamented Professor Moriarty.
At the time of which I speak, Holmes had been back for some months, and I at his request had sold my practice and returned to share the old quarters in Baker Street.
I stared in silence at Sherlock Holmes, whose lips were compressed and his brows drawn down over his eyes.
We have been hearing Gregson's view of the matter," Holmes observed.
I should do so," Sherlock Holmes remarked impatiently.
Really, Holmes," said I severely, "you are a little trying at times.
With an apology for my intrusion, I was about to withdraw when Holmes pulled me abruptly into the room and closed the door behind me.
Try the settee," said Holmes, relapsing into his armchair and putting his fingertips together, as was his custom when in judicial moods.