Definitions for: Homer


[n] a base hit on which the batter scores a run
[n] pigeon trained to return home
[n] ancient Greek epic poet who is believed to have written the Iliad and the Odyssey (circa 850 BC)
[n] United States painter best known for his seascapes (1836-1910)
[n] an ancient Hebrew unit of capacity equal to 10 baths or 10 ephahs
[v] hit a home run



Webster (1913) Definition: Hom"er, n. (Zo["o]l.)
A carrier pigeon remarkable for its ability to return home
from a distance.


Ho"mer, n. (Zo["o]l.)
See Hoemother.


Ho"mer, n. [Heb. kh[=o]mer.]
A Hebrew measure containing, as a liquid measure, ten baths,
equivalent to fifty-five gallons, two quarts, one pint; and,
as a dry measure, ten ephahs, equivalent to six bushels, two
pecks, four quarts. [Written also chomer, gomer.]

Synonyms: home run, homing pigeon, kor, Winslow Homer

See Also: base hit, bath, bingle, capacity measure, capacity unit, carrier pigeon, cubage unit, cubature unit, cubic content unit, cubic measure, displacement unit, domestic pigeon, epha, ephah, hit, painter, poet, rack up, safety, score, solo blast, solo homer, tally, volume unit

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