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  • WordNet 3.6
    • v homer hit a home run
    • n homer a base hit on which the batter scores a run
    • n homer pigeon trained to return home
    • n Homer ancient Greek epic poet who is believed to have written the Iliad and the Odyssey (circa 850 BC)
    • n Homer United States painter best known for his seascapes (1836-1910)
    • n homer an ancient Hebrew unit of capacity equal to 10 baths or 10 ephahs
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In the Simpsons series, Homer has said 3267 "Doh!"
    • n Homer (Zoöl) A carrier pigeon remarkable for its ability to return home from a distance.
    • n Homer 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 Homer (Zoöl) See Hoemother.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Seven cities claim to be the birthplace of the Greek epic poet Homer. He is also thought to have been born in either 1159 B.C., 1102 B.C., 1044 B.C., 830 B.C., or 685 B.C.
    • n homer A pigeon trained to fly home from a distance; a homing pigeon.
    • n homer The basking-shark, Cetorhinus maximus.
    • n homer 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 homer In base-ball, a home run.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The characters of Homer, Marge, Lisa, and Maggie were given the same first names as Simpsons creator Matt Groening's real-life father, mother, and two sisters.
    • n Homer a pigeon trained to fly home from a distance
    • n Homer hō′mėr a Hebrew measure of capacity, amounting to about 10 bushels and 3 gallons.
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  • John B. S. Haldane
    John B. S. Haldane
    “I wish I had the voice of Homer to sing of rectal carcinoma.”
  • Aristotle
    “It is Homer who has chiefly taught other poets the art of telling lies skillfully.”
  • Aristotle
    “Homer has taught all other poets the are of telling lies skillfully.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Heb. khōmer,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Heb. khōmer, a heap—khāmar, to swell up.


In literature:

By some happy chance, poor blind Homer found his way to the inhabited parts of the country, where he soon won many friends.
"The Story of the Greeks" by H. A. Guerber
The Iliad of Homer and the Odyssey of Homer.
"The Samuel Butler Collection at Saint John's College Cambridge" by Henry Festing Jones
What a difference between Homer and Virgil!
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 61, No. 379, May, 1847" by Various
On the other hand, to be more Homeric than Homer is no praise for a tragic poet.
"The Posthumous Works of Thomas De Quincey, Vol. 1 (2 vols)" by Thomas De Quincey
Worthy of mention along with Mr. Goodrich' original work is the effort of Homer A. Norris to instil French ideas of musical theory.
"Contemporary American Composers" by Rupert Hughes
I even startled poor old Homer with that swerve.
"The Short Life" by Francis Donovan
Now Homer is one of the few poets the life of whom can be fairly preserved in a translation.
"The Best of the World's Classics, Restricted to Prose, Vol. VI (of X)--Great Britain and Ireland IV" by Various
On this foundation a loftier structure was soon built and the builders were George Inness, Alexander Wyant and Homer D. Martin.
"American Men of Mind" by Burton E. Stevenson
The same is true of the tragedies of the fifth century in respect to the mythology and heroism in Homer.
"Folkways" by William Graham Sumner
What is the practical value of Homer's Iliad?
"Fragments of science, V. 1-2" by John Tyndall
If not, why may not modern men equal Homer, Plato, and Demosthenes?
"A History of French Literature" by Edward Dowden
The conception of life which Lucretius finds unwarranted is best depicted in Homer.
"The Approach to Philosophy" by Ralph Barton Perry
Chapman's Homer, remarks on, 381.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 57, No. 356, June, 1845" by Various
Homer L. Stone, Bakery, Santee Agency, Neb.
"The American Missionary - Volume 52, No. 1, March, 1898" by Various
That day, says Homer, robs a man of half his value which sees him made a slave.
"The Posthumous Works of Thomas De Quincey, Vol. II (2 vols)" by Thomas De Quincey
Thus the one great Homer vanishes into many little Homers, and this is claimed to be the only true way of appreciating Homer.
"Homer's Odyssey" by Denton J. Snider
Homer does not, to the best of my recollection, refer anywhere directly to comets.
"Myths and Marvels of Astronomy" by Richard A. Proctor
How much do you think Homer got for his Iliad?
"The Crown of Wild Olive" by John Ruskin
And yet, when Moses wrote and Homer sang, needlework was no new thing.
"Needlework As Art" by Marian Alford
Homer Crawford, head of a five-man trouble-shooting team, had reported for orders.
"Border, Breed Nor Birth" by Dallas McCord Reynolds

In poetry:

All of Browning isn't great;
There are slipshod lines in Shelley;
Every one knows Homer's fate;
Some of Keats is vermicelli.
"Us Poets II" by Franklin Pierce Adams
Ich singe nicht den kuehnen Geistern,
Die nur Homer und Milton reizt;
Weil man den unerschoepften Meistern
Die Lorbeern nur umsonst begeizt.
"Fuer Wen Ich Singe" by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
Horace there by Homer stands,
Plato stands below,
And here is Tully's open page.
How many years ago
Were you and I unlettered lads
Mad as the mist and snow?
"Mad As The Mist And Snow" by William Butler Yeats
In Doig's tower, whar aft and lang
The mingling notes o' learning rang;
And aft her fav'rite minstrel sang;
In varied key;
Wi' Horace saft! wi' Homer strang,
Wi' Pindar hie!
"On The Death Of David Doig, LL. D. Master Of The Grammar School, Stirling" by Hector MacNeill
where Homer's sea loses his keen breath, hemm'd
what place rebellious piles were driven down -
the priestlike waters to this task condemn'd
to wash the roots of the inhuman town! -
""The yellow gas is fired from street to street. ."" by Christopher Brennan
And Homer and the sea are moved by only love.
Whom must I listen to? Homer is silent yet,
And blackened sea with roar comes above,
Sunk in triumphant noise, head of my sleepless bed.
""I can't sleep..."" by Osip Emilevich Mandelstam

In news:

The money will go for bringing guest lecturers to Homer and the veggies will go to the Homer Food Pantry when harvested.
'Funk, fleece, flannel ' Homer celebrates winter's charms.
A Cessna 206 crashed in Beluga Lake in Homer on landing, July 10, 2012.
Era plane makes emergency landing in Homer.
He hit a crucial homer on Friday night.
Fans of "The Simpsons" will finally get to see Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, and Maggie on the big screen this summer.
Center for the Arts, Homer.
Last year, 98,000 people traipsed through the Homer Public Library's door, took out 96,000 books and wandered out.
Photo by Sepp Jannotta, Homer News Ninilchik's Jesse Hostetter tries to get by Cook Inlet Academy's Justin Franchino during the Wolverine's 43-40 double-overtime loss in the title game.
Gaby Sanchez drove in runs with a homer and a sacrifice fly, and Brian Lawrence pitched six solid innings for the victory as the Zephyrs defeated Nashville 6-5 on Saturday night at Zephyr Field.
EDN Photo by Tye Chandler / Jarius Jones (right) comes home to complete his two-run homer for GAF -Elk.
'Riders' Galloping Into Homer for Thursday Show.
'Riders In The Sky,' a group of four seasoned cowboy performers well known for their wit, humor and musical talents will be doing shows in Seldovia and Homer this week.
Photo by Lindsay Johnson, Homer News.
Simpsons Bash Romney, Homer Is Outsourced.

In science:

Conversely, if the optical counterpart of a bright X-ray source is faint in the optical, the orbital period must be small, and this reasoning is used by Deutsch et al. (2000) and Homer et al. (2001) to argue that the donors of the sources in NGC 1851 and NGC 6652 also are white dwarfs.
X-ray sources in globular clusters
H α emission for the candidate counterparts of these sources (Homer et al. in preparation).
X-ray sources in globular clusters
This contradiction shows that HomEr ( ˆρr, ρ) = 0.
Character sheaves on disconnected groups, II
Homer S & Sylla R, 1996. A history of interest rates. 3rd ed., rev.
The Bowley Ratio
Based on observations obtained at the MMT Observatory, a joint facility of the Smithsonian Institution and the University of Arizona. 1 Homer L.
The ELM Survey. IV. 24 White Dwarf Merger Systems
Homer et al. (2001) using observations of Chandra X-ray satellite.
Stochastic appearance in stars and high energy sources
Finally I learned important ideas from very helpful conversations and correspondence with Roumen Borissov, Jeffrey Epstein, Richard Freeman, Thomas Homer-Dixon, Jaron Lanier, Roberto Mangabeira Unger, John Whalley, Steve Weinstein and Shunming Zhang.
Time and symmetry in models of economic markets
Decatur, and Steve Homer, One the learnability of ZN -DNF formulas, Proceedings of the Eighth Annual Conference on Computational Learning Theory (COLT 1995), Santa Cruz, California, USA.
Algorithms for Testing Monomials in Multivariate Polynomials
The resulting test would be similar to the test suggested in Homer et al. (2008a) which also uses a linear combination of allele frequencies at typed SNPs to test untyped SNPs for association with case-control status in a pooling context.
Using linear predictors to impute allele frequencies from summary or pooled genotype data
Homer, On cohomology automorphisms of complex flag manifolds, Proc.
A homotopy aspect of representation theory
Ganesan and Homer showed that all NE-complete sets are complete via one-to-one reductions that are exponentially honest.
Collapsing and Separating Completeness Notions under Average-Case and Worst-Case Hypotheses
He even translated both the Iliad and the Odyssey, in some verses that he especially chose with the aim of better fitting the original rhythm of Homer.
Carlo Cercignani's Interests for the Foundations of Physics