homer

In baseball, a homer is what a batter gets after hitting the ball and running all the way around the bases to home plate without being tagged out. If you hit one out of the park, you've hit a homer.

Homer is short for home run. If there are players on all the bases when a batter gets a homer, it's called a grand slam and it gives the team four points. You can use this word as a verb too, meaning "hit a home run." There are also nearly twenty towns in the US called Homer, but these are named for the ancient Greek epic poet, Homer.

Primary Meanings of homer

1.
nv
a base hit on which the batter scores a run
hit a home run
2.
n
pigeon trained to return home
3.
n
an ancient Hebrew unit of capacity equal to 10 baths or 10 ephahs
Full Definitions of homer
1

n a base hit on which the batter scores a run

Synonyms:
home run
Types:
solo blast, solo homer
a home run with no runners on base
Type of:
base hit, safety
(baseball) the successful act of striking a baseball in such a way that the batter reaches base safely

v hit a home run

Type of:
hit, rack up, score, tally
gain points in a game
2

n pigeon trained to return home

Synonyms:
homing pigeon
Types:
carrier pigeon
a homing pigeon used to carry messages
Type of:
domestic pigeon
domesticated pigeon raised for sport or food
3

n an ancient Hebrew unit of capacity equal to 10 baths or 10 ephahs

Synonyms:
kor
Type of:
capacity measure, capacity unit, cubage unit, cubature unit, cubic content unit, cubic measure, displacement unit, volume unit
a unit of measurement of volume or capacity

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