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 In the second inning, Rogers launched his second home run in as many days in a full count. Evan Petzold, Detroit Free Press, 10 June 2021 Leading off the bottom of the second, Joey Votto got hold of a 3-2 fastball from Peralta at the top of the strike zone and drove it out to right-center for his sixth home run of the season. Tom Haudricourt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 10 June 2021 Burke and Baker are also forever connected for the first high-five, which Burke offered at home plate after Baker hit his 30th home run on the last day of the 1977 season. John Shea, San Francisco Chronicle, 10 June 2021 Williams is the fourth player in Phillies history to have his first career home run be a walk-off. Steve Gardner, USA TODAY, 10 June 2021 Sanó had three hits for the Twins, including an RBI single in the ninth, and tied Joe Mauer for 11th place on the team’s career list with his 143rd home run. Dave Campbell, ajc, 10 June 2021 Correa put the Astros up 1-0 in the first, driving Pérez’s sixth pitch of the game down the left-field line and off the foul pole for his 11th home run of the season. Kyle Hightower, Chron, 9 June 2021 After Welk and Graffanino singles, Maverick Handley ripped a three-run shot, his first home run of the season. Randy Mcroberts, baltimoresun.com, 9 June 2021 Max Stassi launched a missile in the third, driving his third home run in the last four days out to left after Ohtani began the inning with a double. Los Angeles Times, 9 June 2021

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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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14 Jun 2021

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“Home run.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/home%20run. Accessed 22 Jun. 2021.

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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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