Main definitions of Holmes, Oliver Wendell in English

: Holmes, Oliver Wendell1Holmes, Oliver Wendell2

Holmes, Oliver Wendell1

proper noun

  • (1809–94), American physician, poet, and essayist. His best-known literary works are the humorous essays known as ‘table talks’, which began with The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table (1857–8).

Pronunciation

Holmes, Oliver Wendell

/həʊmz/

Main definitions of Holmes, Oliver Wendell in English

: Holmes, Oliver Wendell1Holmes, Oliver Wendell2

Holmes, Oliver Wendell2

proper noun

  • Jr (1841–1935), US Supreme Court associate justice 1902–32; the son of physician and essayist Oliver Wendell Holmes. He became well known for his strong, articulate, and often dissenting opinions.

Pronunciation

Holmes, Oliver Wendell

/həʊmz/