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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 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 periodicals archive ?
In die inleiding tot sy vertaling van fragmente uit Homeros se Ilias, wat in 2014 by Protea Boekhuis verskyn het, sluit Vos by die afdeling oor die invloed van die Ilias op die twintigste- en een en twintigste-eeuse poesie sy eie Afrikaanse vertalings in van Kavafis-gedigte wat die spore van daardie werk vertoon.
Sin quitarle poder evocativo al nombre, quizas tambien sea interesante anadir que la voz griega "[TEXTO IRREPRODUCIBLE EN ASCII], Homeros, proviene de la variante jonica Homaros, cuyo significado puede traducirse tanto como rehen o como huesped.
Cuentan unos que recibio el nombre de Homero porque su padre fue entregado como rehen (homeros=rehen) por los chipriotas a los persas, pero otros dicen que fue causa de la privacion de la vista, pues asi se llama entre los eolios a los ciegos".
No es la rosa de Quevedo, ni de Huidobro, ni de Borges, ni de Cristo, ni la de este escritorio, ni la de otros Homeros.
Oh, grotesco doctor aleman, zoilo de los Homeros que han cantado los dolores y las alegrias de la Psiquis eterna, en este fin de siglo angustioso, tu oscuro nombre esta salvado del olvido
Dicho razonamiento se fortalece con lo que ya ha dicho en su prologo al lector: "Los Homeros antiguos dormitaban tal vez; pero los modernos roncan y es cada copla suya una modorra en cuatro pies, y duermen a verso suelto, como a sueno suelto; no causan admiracion las letras de aquellos a quien gradua, no el estudio, sino el tratar con los que no saben.
Die doel is eerstens om die verhaalgegewe binne die konteks van Homeros se Ilias te plaas en die simboliese betekenis van die afbeeldings wat daarop verskyn, te verreken.
Tu fuiste el primero que en este Nuevo Mundo supo imitar con elevacion y maestria d armonioso Idioma de los Homeros y Virgilios
Sphalla'dan turedigi bicimiyle asphales'in, Homeros ve Hesiod'da, sadece "devirme"nin otesinde, tanrilarin "surekli mekani" anlamini karsilayan dini anlamlari da vardir.
Homero construyo un cosmos de variadas palabras/versos" (Homeros physeos lachon theazouses epeon kosmon etektenatopantoion, DK68B21).
Acaso sera cierto que lo desconociste en el anden de tus mas intimos humores Nadie sabra de vos, Penelope, mas que el diseno que te forjaron los homeros y las mitologias.
Esta e a versao que melhor se coaduna com a sua physis, marcada pelo resplendor divino, que so uma confusao etimologica- de homeros 'refem' com meros 'coxa'--deturpou.