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Meaning of HOMER

Pronunciation:  'howmur, 'howmur

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

HOMER is a 5 letter word that starts with H.


 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



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Hom"er\, n. (Zo["o]l.)
    A carrier pigeon remarkable for its ability to return home
    from a distance.
  2. \Ho"mer\, n. (Zo["o]l.)
    See {Hoemother}.
  3. \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}.]
Easton Bible Dictionary

heap, the largest of dry measures, containing about 8 bushels or 1 quarter English = 10 ephahs (Lev. 27:16; Num. 11:32) = a COR. (See OMER.)

"Half a homer," a grain measure mentioned only in Hos. 3:2.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: carrier, carrier pigeon, goal, grand slam, hit, hole, hole in one, home run, homing pigeon, mail car, mail coach, mail packet, mail train, mail truck, mailer, mailplane, packet boat, pigeon post, post boat, post car, post coach, poster, post-horse, post-office car, railway mail car, score, slam, strike, touchdown