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noun (1)

ho·​mer ˈhō-mər How to pronounce homer (audio)
: an ancient Hebrew unit of capacity equal to about 10¹/₂ or later 11¹/₂ bushels or 100 U.S. gallons (378 liters)


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noun (2)

hom·​er ˈhō-mər How to pronounce homer (audio)


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

intransitive verb

: to hit a home run

Examples of homer in a Sentence

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The Brewers pulled to within 3-2 in the fourth on Rhys Hoskins solo homer to left off Paxton. Mike Digiovanna, Los Angeles Times, 7 July 2024 Once the homer prop found its place, Wood’s grin grew a bit more. Spencer Nusbaum, Washington Post, 7 July 2024 Off Irvin in the fourth, Nevin hit a solo homer before Andujar put Oakland ahead 14-1 with an RBI single. Jacob Calvin Meyer, Baltimore Sun, 6 July 2024 Then Severino served up the first two homers of the night, with Tellez nearly hitting one into the Allegheny River to lead off the bottom of the fourth. Abbey Mastracco, New York Daily News, 6 July 2024 See all Example Sentences for homer 

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Word History


Noun (1)

Hebrew ḥōmer

Noun (2)

home entry 1

First Known Use

Noun (1)

1530, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1838, in the meaning defined at sense 2


1912, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of homer was in 1530

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Cite this Entry

“Homer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/homer. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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Biographical Definition

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biographical name (1)

Ho·​mer ˈhō-mər How to pronounce Homer (audio)
9th–8th? century b.c. Greek epic poet


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biographical name (2)

Winslow 1836–1910 American artist

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