Holmes

Primary Meanings of Holmes

1.
n
a fictitious detective in stories by A. Conan Doyle
2.
n
English geologist and supporter of the theory of continental drift (1890-1965)
3.
n
United States writer of humorous essays (1809-1894)
4.
n
United States jurist noted for his liberal opinions (1841-1935)
Full Definitions of Holmes
1

n a fictitious detective in stories by A. Conan Doyle

Synonyms:
Sherlock Holmes
Example of:
character, fictional character, fictitious character
an imaginary person represented in a work of fiction (play or film or story)
2

n English geologist and supporter of the theory of continental drift (1890-1965)

Synonyms:
Arthur Holmes
Example of:
geologist
a specialist in geology
3

n United States writer of humorous essays (1809-1894)

Synonyms:
Oliver Wendell Holmes
Example of:
author, writer
writes (books or stories or articles or the like) professionally (for pay)
4

n United States jurist noted for his liberal opinions (1841-1935)

Synonyms:
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
Example of:
jurist, legal expert
a legal scholar versed in civil law or the law of nations

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