home run


Definition of home run

1 : a hit in baseball that enables the batter to make a complete circuit of the bases and score a run
2 : an impressive success the president's speech was a home run

Examples of home run in a Sentence

He hit three home runs.

Recent Examples on the Web

The 31-year-old Ramos batted .306 with 15 home runs and an .845 OPS last season, ranking fifth among catchers in Wins Above Replacement at 2.4, via Fangraphs. Ronald Blum, The Seattle Times, "AP source: Wilson Ramos, Mets agree to $19M, 2-year deal," 16 Dec. 2018 Correa, who will miss at least 19 games with the back stiffness, is hitting .268 with 13 home runs and 49 RBIs this season. Matt Young, Houston Chronicle, "Astros' Carlos Correa out until after All-Star break," 13 July 2018 Prior to his injury, Guerrero was hitting an unprecedented .407/.457/.667 with 11 home runs and 55 RBIs in 204 at-bats for Double-A New Hampshire. Nihal Kolur, SI.com, "Report: Vladimir Guerrero Jr. To Be Promoted to Triple A," 10 July 2018 Entering Tuesday, Lowrie is hitting .288 with 16 home runs and 62 RBIs. Noel Harris, sacbee, "How Jed Lowrie of the A's went from stunning snub to first-time All-Star," 10 July 2018 Infielder Max Muncy, with a team-leading 20 home runs and 1.017 OPS, is one of five players on the NL final fan vote to elect the last player on the 32-man roster. Mike Digiovanna, latimes.com, "Dodgers' Matt Kemp and Kenley Jansen are selected to National League All-Star team," 9 July 2018 Reportedly there are up to eight teams interested in the superstar shortstop who finished play Wednesday hitting .308 with 21 home runs and 59 RBIs. Bob Brookover, Philly.com, "Manny Machado worth acquiring right now for Phillies | Bob Brookover," 5 July 2018 After opening the MCL season in an 0-for-22 slump, Thorn has batted .426 (11-for-26) in his last six games with two doubles, one home run and 10 RBIs. Dave Melton, Post-Tribune, "Twisted wrister: Portage graduate Hunter Thorn heals up, then heats up for Northwest Indiana Oilmen," 25 June 2018 Alvarez, 31, had a .181 batting average with eight home runs and 18 RBIs in 45 games . . BostonGlobe.com, "Bucks guard Sterling Brown sues city of Milwaukee," 19 June 2018

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First Known Use of home run

1856, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of home run

baseball : a hit that allows the batter to go around all the bases and score a run

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Kids Definition of home run

: a hit in baseball that enables the batter to go around all the bases and score

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