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 Eli is a home run hitter from anywhere on the field. Richard Obert, The Arizona Republic, "RB Eli Sanders becomes second Chandler football player to commit to Boise State this week," 5 July 2020 Policelli played in six games in the Tigers' first spring training — before everything got shut down by the coronavirus pandemic — going 1-for-8 while hitting a home run. Jeff Seidel, Detroit Free Press, "The Detroit Tigers' next super sub? Lance Parrish might have found him," 2 July 2020 Other luminaries included Hank Aaron, the National Baseball Hall of Fame member and former MLB career home run leader who got his start in professional baseball with the Indianapolis Clowns in 1952. Mark Inabinett | Minabinett@al.com, al, "New baseball-card set reflects Alabama’s place in Negro Leagues history," 30 June 2020 In his last at-bat, Williams hit a towering home run to right field. Bruce Jenkins, SFChronicle.com, "Sporting Green reader memories: Loma Prieta at Candlestick, Matt Cain perfect," 27 June 2020 He's known for his elite bat speed, hitting balls beyond the scoreboard at Wrigley Field during a home run derby competition. Bobby Nightengale, The Enquirer, "Cincinnati Reds sign 1st-round draft pick Austin Hendrick with $4 million bonus," 26 June 2020 And then the crowd sound would rise with a home run or with a great catch. Cnn Staff, CNN, "Bob Costas on the Future of Sports: Dr. Sanjay Gupta's coronavirus podcast for June 26," 26 June 2020 Davis hit a memorable game-tying home run in Game 7 of the 2016 World Series for the Indians. Marc Bona, cleveland, "13 former, current Cleveland athletes offer personalized messages for Father’s Day," 15 June 2020 Mont Belvieu Barbers Hill, 1-0 in a game in which Kyler Sanders hit a home run and all-state pitcher Savanna DesRochers threw a shutout. Greg Riddle, Dallas News, "The 2020 UIL softball state tournament was supposed to be this week — and many area teams had a shot at making it," 3 June 2020

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First Known Use of home run

1856, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of home run was in 1856

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7 Jul 2020

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“Home run.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/home%20run. Accessed 10 Jul. 2020.

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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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