Definition of homer in English:

homer

noun

  • 1Baseball
    A home run.

    • ‘Famously, he hit a home run in his first at-bat, the only homer of his career.’
    • ‘Adrian Beltre hit a three-run homer, his 45th home run of the season, in the third inning off Jason Marquis for a 5-4 Dodger lead.’
    • ‘He hit a homer over the right field wall to give us the lead.’
    • ‘If these estimates are close, Williams would have ranked only behind Hank Aaron and Babe Ruth in lifetime homers.’
    • ‘Could you put together a list of players who hit 20 or more homers with the lowest batting average in one season?’
  • 2A homing pigeon.

    • ‘He maintains one of the world's best known teams of racing homers at the Royal Lofts, Sandringham.’
    • ‘Keep your homers in the pen for a few weeks before you let them out for the first time.’
    • ‘The homers flap about and waddle towards the door.’
    • ‘A racing homer can average 40 miles per hour or more under normal conditions, but they have reached speeds of 60 miles per hour and faster.’
  • 3informal A referee or official who is thought to favor the team playing at home.

    • ‘I was tired, having played two games just before that one, the ref was a homer,’
    • ‘‘I probably shouldn't call referees homers, but I think generally they bend a little bit to the home side and may be pressured by the crowd,’ he explained.’
    • ‘Luckily for him, the referee is a complete homer so he gets away with it both times.’
    • ‘Referees do seem to be homers but they are only human.’

verb

[NO OBJECT]Baseball
  • Hit a home run.

    ‘he homered for the sixth time in seven games’
    • ‘Jason Varitek and David McCarty also homered for the Red Sox, hitting solo shots off Lance Carter in the eighth.’
    • ‘He also homered 26 times with the bases empty, 19 times with one runner on base, and four times and two runners on base.’
    • ‘Well, Youks made his major league debut a few weeks back, homering in his first game.’
    • ‘He came within several feet of homering in his first big-league at-bat, his first-inning double hitting halfway up the wall in right-center July 16 against the Mariners.’
    • ‘He homered twice against Colorado in the game before the All-Star break, then hit another against Arizona last Friday.’

Pronunciation

homer

/ˈhōmər/

Definition of Homer in English:

Homer

proper noun

  • (8th century bc), Greek epic poet. He is traditionally held to be the author of the "Iliad" and the "Odyssey", although modern scholarship has revealed the place of the Homeric poems in a preliterate oral tradition. In later antiquity, Homer was regarded as the greatest poet, and his poems were constantly used as a model and source by others.

Pronunciation

Homer

/ˈhōmər/