Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary
1

homer

play
noun ho·mer \ˈhō-mər\

Definition of homer

  1. :  an ancient Hebrew unit of capacity equal to about 1012 or later 1112 bushels or 100 United States gallons (378 liters)



Origin and Etymology of homer

Hebrew ḥōmer


First Known Use: 1535

Rhymes with homer


2

homer

play
noun hom·er \ˈhō-mər\

Definition of homer



Origin and Etymology of homer

1home


First Known Use: 1868

Other Baseball Terms


3

homer

verb hom·er

Definition of homer

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to hit a home run



1940

First Known Use of homer

1940

Other Baseball Terms


Homer

play
biographical name Ho·mer \ˈhō-mər\

Definition of Homer

  1. 9th–8th? cent. b.c. Greek epic poet




Homer

biographical name ho·mer

Definition of Homer

  1. Winslow 1836–1910 Am. artist




HOMER Defined for Kids

homer

play
noun hom·er \ˈhō-mər\

Definition of homer for Students




Learn More about homer


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up homer? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a jerking and twitching of the body

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

two-chairs-on-a-pier-by-the-ocean-in-summer

Which of the following words means “of or relating to summer”?

brumal estival vernal hiemal
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ