homer

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Hebrew עמר (ómer).

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homer (plural homers)

  1. (biblical measures) An ancient Hebrew measure of capacity, equal to ten ephahs or ten baths, and approximately equal to ten or eleven bushels.
    • 1611, King James Version of the Bible, Book of Ezekiel, 45:11,
      The ephah and the bath shall be of one measure, that the bath may contain the tenth part of an homer, and the ephah the tenth part of an homer: the measure thereof shall be after the homer.
    • 1922, James Joyce, Ulysses,
      Head up! For every newbegotten thou shalt gather thy homer of ripe wheat.

Etymology 2[edit]

From home.

Noun[edit]

homer (plural homers)

  1. (baseball) A four-base hit; a home run
    The first baseman hit a homer to lead off the ninth.
  2. A homing pigeon
    Each of the pigeon fanciers released a homer at the same time.
  3. (sports) A person who is extremely devoted to his favorite team.
    Joe is such a homer that he would never boo the Hometown Hobos, even if they are in last place in the league.
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homer (third-person singular simple present homers, present participle homering, simple past and past participle homered)

  1. (baseball) To get a four-base hit; to get a home run.
    The Sultan of Swat homered 714 times.
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