homer

noun (1)
ho·​mer | \ ˈhō-mər How to pronounce homer (audio) \

Definition of homer

 (Entry 1 of 5)

: an ancient Hebrew unit of capacity equal to about 10¹/₂ or later 11¹/₂ bushels or 100 U.S. gallons (378 liters)

homer

noun (2)
hom·​er | \ ˈhō-mər How to pronounce homer (audio) \

Definition of homer (Entry 2 of 5)

homer

verb
hom·​er | \ ˈhō-mər How to pronounce homer (audio) \
homered; homering; homers

Definition of homer (Entry 3 of 5)

intransitive verb

: to hit a home run

Homer

biographical name (1)
Ho·​mer | \ ˈhō-mər How to pronounce Homer (audio) \

Definition of Homer (Entry 4 of 5)

9th–8th? century b.c. Greek epic poet

Homer

biographical name (2)

Definition of Homer (Entry 5 of 5)

Winslow 1836–1910 American artist

First Known Use of homer

Noun (1)

1530, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1838, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Verb

1912, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for homer

Noun (1)

Hebrew ḥōmer

Noun (2)

home entry 1

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homer

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