home run

noun
|Updated on: 9 Aug 2018

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

  1. He hit three home runs.

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First Known Use of home run

1856

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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HOME RUN Defined for English Language Learners

home run

Definition of home run for English Language Learners

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


HOME RUN Defined for Kids

home run

noun

Definition of home run for Students

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


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