• Homer


    • IPA: /ˈhəʊmə/Rhymes: -əʊmə(r)

    Origin 1

    From Hebrew עמר.

    Full definition of homer



    (plural homers)
    1. (biblical measures) An ancient Hebrew measure of capacity, equal to ten ephahs or ten baths, and approximately equal to ten or eleven bushels.
      • 1611, King James Version of the Bible, , ,The ephah and the bath shall be of one measure, that the bath may contain the tenth part of an homer, and the ephah the tenth part of an homer: the measure thereof shall be after the homer.
      • 1922, James Joyce, Ulysses,Head up! For every newbegotten thou shalt gather thy homer of ripe wheat.

    Origin 2

    From home.



    (plural homers)
    1. (baseball) A four-base hit; a home runThe first baseman hit a homer to lead off the ninth.
    2. A homing pigeonEach of the pigeon fanciers released a homer at the same time.
    3. (sports) A person who is extremely devoted to his favorite team.Joe is such a homer that he would never boo the Hometown Hobos, even if they are in last place in the league.


    1. (baseball) To get a four-base hit; to get a home run.The Sultan of Swat homered 714 times.


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