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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 classic literature ?
It is true that Homerus begged through the Greek towns, and that Naso died in exile among the Muscovites.
All that is true, Senor Don Quixote," said Carrasco; "but I wish such fault-finders were more lenient and less exacting, and did not pay so much attention to the spots on the bright sun of the work they grumble at; for if aliquando bonus dormitat Homerus, they should remember how long he remained awake to shed the light of his work with as little shade as possible; and perhaps it may be that what they find fault with may be moles, that sometimes heighten the beauty of the face that bears them; and so I say very great is the risk to which he who prints a book exposes himself, for of all impossibilities the greatest is to write one that will satisfy and please all readers.
Es cierto que son varones sapientisimos, pero son hombres, y hominum est errare, son agudos, son buenos ingenios y muy despiertos, pero muy despierto y muy bueno fue el ingenio de Homero, y con todo esto quandoque bonus dormitat Homerus.
Homerus americanus larvae and postlarvae in the field are typically found in the upper portion of the water column, regardless of the time of day (Harding et al.
4 <Rosas loqui dicitur qui eloquens est: eloquentes Trojanorum legatos lilia comedisse ait Homerus.
Effects of deltamethrin on protein phosphorylation and dephosphorylation process in the nerve fibers of the American lobster Homerus americanus L.
Seneca se Thyestes gaan oor 'n deel van die mite van die huis van Atreus, die koning van Argos en vader van twee van die Griekse helde in Homerus se Ilias, naamlik Agamemnon en Menelaus.
Nam velut Aeacide laudavit corpus A[ch]illi Clarus Homerus, item non tua laus similis (22).
Carmina nempe tua dico meliora Maronis carminibus, celsi cantibus Ouidii, odis quas cecinit Flaccus, uerbosus Homerus Corduba quern genuit, Affrica quern tenuit.
Beyond the myth: the mermaid syndrome from Homerus to Andersen.
33) Poliziano vi prende in esame il luogo delle Tusculanae disputationes in cui Cicerone descrive l'episodio omerico, celebrato nel diciannovesimo canto dell'Odissea, dell'abluzione dei piedi di Odisseo da parte della nutrice Euriclea--l'Arpinate la chiama, tuttavia, 'Anticlea' (34)--e loda la lenitudo orationis e la mollitudo corporis quali veri e propri bona; (35) per tale immagine--argomenta l'umanista--il letterato latino dovette rifarsi non ad Omero, bensi ad un altro autore, poiche 'in libro Odisseae undevigesimo, ubi Homerus pedes abluentem ignoto adhuc Ulyssi, sed quasi hospiti, nutricem ipsius Anticleam describit .
Sin acordarse del refran siempre al acecho: quandoque bonus dormitat Homerus.