home run


: a hit in baseball that enables the batter to make a complete circuit of the bases and score a run
: 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 Kennis Marx led off the inning with a long home run over the scoreboard in left. Charles Baggarly, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 24 May 2024 Tony Gwynn, Randy Jones, the Steve Garvey home run, they’re all baked into the baseball motor of the bombers from the Big Apple. Bryce Miller, San Diego Union-Tribune, 23 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for home run 

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Word History

First Known Use

1856, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of home run was in 1856

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“Home run.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/home%20run. Accessed 29 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

home run

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

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