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

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Example Sentences

He hit three home runs.
Recent Examples on the Web Last season, the Chicago White Sox toppled the New York Yankees with a walk-off home run from Tim Anderson. Adam Hensley, USA TODAY, 10 Aug. 2022 Sosa’s home run in the third was the first of his career. Lamond Pope, Chicago Tribune, 9 Aug. 2022 Taylor jumped off both feet and threw his glove back to rob a would-be game-tying home run from David Peralta in the top of the second inning. Christopher Kuhagen, Journal Sentinel, 9 Aug. 2022 Rougned Odor delivered in the clutch yet again, blasting a go-ahead home run in the bottom of the eighth inning Tuesday night to lead the Orioles to a 6-5 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays. Nathan Ruiz, Baltimore Sun, 9 Aug. 2022 The home run is not just that these companies invent [technology] here. Jon Chesto, BostonGlobe.com, 8 Aug. 2022 To get there, the Diamondbacks required a sixth inning home run from Rivera, a seventh inning double from Josh Rojas and a two-run eighth inning rally. Theo Mackie, The Arizona Republic, 7 Aug. 2022 Luke Maile’s fifth-inning solo home run to the porch in left against Astros starter Cristian Javier provided the only run in the game. Joe Noga, cleveland, 7 Aug. 2022 Brenton Doyle provided the Yard Goats’ only run Friday with a home run in the fifth inning. Staff Reports, Hartford Courant, 6 Aug. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

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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Cite this Entry

“Home run.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/home%20run. Accessed 18 Aug. 2022.

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Kids Definition

home run

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

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