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 Cade Cabbiness drove in both Oklahoma State runs, one with a single in the second and another on a massive home run to right in the fourth. Jeff Metcalfe, azcentral, "ASU pitchers strike out 18, most since 1998, but offense still quiet in loss," 18 Feb. 2020 The Tide are led offensively by junior outfielder Tyler Gentry, who led Alabama as a sophomore last season in batting average (.301), home runs (13), RBI (42) and slugging percentage (.552) in 55 starts. Mike Rodak | Mrodak@al.com, al, "Alabama baseball opens season picked to finish last in SEC," 14 Feb. 2020 Woolite is a home run, along with any other detergents geared toward delicates. Shelby Deering, Country Living, "How to Hand Wash Clothes," 7 Feb. 2020 Participants are assigned a score depending on a player's home runs, hits, strikeouts, earned run average, runs batted in and other metrics during a game. Khristopher J. Brooks, CBS News, "DraftKings sports gambler sues MLB over sign-stealing scandal," 24 Jan. 2020 Choose your provider Providers: Restart Free Preview Expires in Sign In The bat used by Babe Ruth to hit his 500th home run has been auctioned for more than $1 million. Fox News, "Babe Ruth's bat used to hit 500th home run auctioned for more than $1M," 17 Dec. 2019 But replacing the waste of the paper industry with a non-recyclable product made of plastic is a wild home run swing without a pitch. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, "This Stone Paper Is Cool. Its Environmental Impact Is Complicated.," 26 Nov. 2019 Kenny Burriss was 2-for-3 with a home run, three RBIs and three runs scored. Mike Nortrup, baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, "Rec Sports Spotlight: Rally Killers softball champs more than just ‘funny name’," 5 Oct. 2019 Tanner Roark continued his rough stretch of games, allowing a career-high four home runs (five total), in a season-low three inning outing. Shayna Rubin, The Mercury News, "Athletics lose in home finale against Rangers, still in position to host Wild Card Game," 22 Sep. 2019

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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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22 Feb 2020

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“Home run.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/home%20run. Accessed 22 Feb. 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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