Definitions of Holmes
  1. noun
    a fictitious detective in stories by A. Conan Doyle
    synonyms: Sherlock Holmes
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    character, fictional character, fictitious character
    an imaginary person represented in a work of fiction (play or film or story)
  2. noun
    English geologist and supporter of the theory of continental drift (1890-1965)
    synonyms: Arthur Holmes
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    a specialist in geology
  3. noun
    United States writer of humorous essays (1809-1894)
    synonyms: Oliver Wendell Holmes
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    author, writer
    writes (books or stories or articles or the like) professionally (for pay)
  4. noun
    United States jurist noted for his liberal opinions (1841-1935)
    synonyms: Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
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    jurist, legal expert
    a legal scholar versed in civil law or the law of nations
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