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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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web
Abby Boyd was 2-for-2 with a homer and Emily Burgreen added a three-run home run for the Mustangs. al, 3 Mar. 2023 Tiare Jennings knocked Faraimo out of the game with a two-run homer. Los Angeles Times, 26 Feb. 2023 Patrick Hackworth led the way with a three-run homer. San Diego Union-Tribune, 26 Feb. 2023 Forrester went 3 for 4 with a homer, double, three RBIs and three runs scored, Bazzana finished 3 for 6 with a triple and two RBIs, and McDowell had three hits and a walk in the leadoff spot. oregonlive, 19 Feb. 2023 Josh Naylor, also Canadian born, supports his former Little League rival with a two-run homer. Paul Hoynes, cleveland, 24 Dec. 2022 Moreno, 22, hit.319 with a homer in 69 at-bats with the Blue Jays in 2022 in his major-league debut. San Francisco Chronicle, 23 Dec. 2022 The 22-year-old Moreno made the majors last year with the Blue Jays, hitting .319 with a homer in 69 at-bats. David Brandt, BostonGlobe.com, 23 Dec. 2022 Maybin ended up scoring the go-ahead run when George Springer followed him with a homer to right field in extra innings. Cydney Henderson, USA TODAY, 29 Oct. 2022
Jones became a household name as a 19-year-old, the youngest player to homer in the World Series, hitting two in Game 1 against the New York Yankees. Jesse Yomtov, USA TODAY, 19 Jan. 2023 Raleigh is the first player in Mariners history to homer in his first career postseason at bat. Creg Stephenson | Cstephenson@al.com, al, 8 Oct. 2022 Trout is one of just nine players to homer in seven consecutive games. Sarah Valenzuela, Los Angeles Times, 13 Sep. 2022 Tyler Stephenson was the last Reds player to homer in his first at-bat with the team, but that was his MLB debut. Bobby Nightengale, The Enquirer, 14 July 2022 Plummer might be the Benny Agbayani of this generation after becoming the first player in team history to homer in each of his first two starts. Jerry Beach, Forbes, 1 June 2022 That paired him with Gary Gaetti as the only players in baseball history to homer in their first regular-season at-bats and in their first postseason at-bats. Scott Miller, New York Times, 25 Oct. 2021 Fortes became the eighth Marlins player to homer in his first game. sun-sentinel.com, 19 Sep. 2021 El Mago became the 30th player to homer in his Mets debut. Mike Fitzpatrick, Star Tribune, 1 Aug. 2021 See More

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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 25 Mar. 2023.

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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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