from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Baseball A home run.
  • n. A homing pigeon.
  • intransitive v. Baseball To hit a home run: homered in the fifth inning.
  • n. A unit of capacity used by the ancient Hebrews, equal to 10 ephahs (about 10 bushels) or 10 baths (about 100 gallons). Also called kor.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An ancient Hebrew measure of capacity, equal to ten ephahs or ten baths, and approximately equal to ten or eleven bushels.
  • n. A four-base hit; a home run
  • n. A homing pigeon
  • n. A person who is extremely devoted to his favorite team.
  • v. To get a four-base hit; to get a home run.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A carrier pigeon remarkable for its ability to return home from a distance.
  • n. See hoemother.
  • n. A Hebrew measure containing, as a liquid measure, ten baths, equivalent to fifty-five gallons, two quarts, one pint; and, as a dry measure, ten ephahs, equivalent to six bushels, two pecks, four quarts.
  • n. Same as home run.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A pigeon trained to fly home from a distance; a homing pigeon.
  • n. The basking-shark, Cetorhinus maximus.
  • n. A Hebrew measure, containing 75 gallons and 5 pints wine-measure. As a dry measure it was equivalent to 10 ephahs, or bushels. Also written chomer and gomer.
  • n. In base-ball, a home run.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an ancient Hebrew unit of capacity equal to 10 baths or 10 ephahs
  • n. United States painter best known for his seascapes (1836-1910)
  • n. pigeon trained to return home
  • n. ancient Greek epic poet who is believed to have written the Iliad and the Odyssey (circa 850 BC)
  • n. a base hit on which the batter scores a run
  • v. hit a home run


Hebrew ḥōmer, heap, homer; see ḥmr in Semitic roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Hebrew עמר (ómer). (Wiktionary)
From home. (Wiktionary)



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