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Holmes \Holmes\ n. Sherlock Holmes, a fictitious detective in novels by A. Conan Doyle.

Syn: Sherlock Holmes.


Etymology 1 n. (context slang English) An informal address, like man or dude. Etymology 2

n. (plural of holme English)

Holmes -- U.S. County in Mississippi
Population (2000): 21609
Housing Units (2000): 8439
Land area (2000): 755.999831 sq. miles (1958.030490 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 8.180655 sq. miles (21.187799 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 764.180486 sq. miles (1979.218289 sq. km)
Located within: Mississippi (MS), FIPS 28
Location: 33.108092 N, 90.054764 W
Holmes, MS
Holmes County
Holmes County, MS
Holmes -- U.S. County in Ohio
Population (2000): 38943
Housing Units (2000): 12280
Land area (2000): 422.991850 sq. miles (1095.543815 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 1.027895 sq. miles (2.662237 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 424.019745 sq. miles (1098.206052 sq. km)
Located within: Ohio (OH), FIPS 39
Location: 40.561178 N, 81.928992 W
Holmes, OH
Holmes County
Holmes County, OH
Holmes -- U.S. County in Florida
Population (2000): 18564
Housing Units (2000): 7998
Land area (2000): 482.448855 sq. miles (1249.536744 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 6.258624 sq. miles (16.209761 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 488.707479 sq. miles (1265.746505 sq. km)
Located within: Florida (FL), FIPS 12
Location: 30.853637 N, 85.785748 W
Holmes, FL
Holmes County
Holmes County, FL
Holmes (surname)

Holmes is an English-language surname with several origins.

The name can be a variant of the surname Holme. This surname has several etymological origins: it can be derived from a name for someone who lived next to a holly tree, from the Middle Englishholm; it can also be derived from the Old Englishholm and Old Norseholmr. Another origin of Holmes is from a placename near Dundonald, or else a place located in the barony of Inchestuir. The surname is also sometimes an Anglicised form of the GaelicMac Thomáis; similarly, Holmes can also be a variant of Cavish, derived as an Anglicised form of Mac Thámhais.

Holmes (TV series)

Holmes was a 30-minute news and current affairs show presented by Paul Holmes on Television One in New Zealand between 1989 and 2004. The show moved to Prime in 2005 after failed contract negotiations between Paul Holmes and TVNZ, however the show's run on Prime was short lived due to low ratings.

Holmes (given name)

Holmes is the given name of:

  • Holmes Beckwith (1884–1921), American political scientist and professor who killed his dean and then himself
  • Holmes Colbert, Native American leader of the Chickasaw Nation and writer of the Chickasaw Nation's constitution in the 1850s
  • Holmes Conrad (1840–1915), American politician, lawyer and military officer
  • Holmes Herbert (1882–1956), English character actor
  • Holmes Osborne (born 1947), American actor
  • Holmes Rolston III (born 1932), philosopher, author and professor
  • Holmes Tuttle (1906–1989), American businessman and political adviser to Ronald Reagan
Holmes (crater)

Holmes Crater is an impact crater in the Mare Australe quadrangle of Mars, located at 75.0°S latitude and 293.2°W longitude. It is 122.0  km in diameter and was named after Arthur Holmes, and the name was approved in 1973 by the International Astronomical Union (IAU) Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature (WGPSN).

Wikiholmeseast.jpg|East side of Holmes (crater), as seen by CTX camera (on Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter).

Holmes (computer)

Holmes is a cognitive computing system developed by the Indian technology corporation Wipro and announced in 2016. Its name is a reference to IBM's Watson, and is a backronym for "Heuristics and Ontology-based Learning Machines and Experiential Systems".

Its uses include development of digital virtual agents, predictive systems, cognitive process automation, visual computing applications, knowledge virtualization, robotics and drones.

Usage examples of "holmes".

I sensed he was beginning to drift back into the catatonic escape, but Holmes was alert to this danger as well.

Well, I had not been friend and biographer of Sherlock Holmes for so long without recognizing the makings of a shrewd move.

A suitable mount for Holmes, but Mother of Heaven, would I ever reach him!

This was more a statement than a question from Holmes as he sliced the peeling from an orange.

I asked, and noted that both Holmes and Orloff looked at me in surprise.

I rather gathered that a detachment of the Scottish infantry would be available to Holmes if needed, and such proved to be the case.

The flashes of gunfire indicated that the Scottish soldiers and Holmes were shooting upwards towards the rocky escarpment that dominated the section.

Sherlock Holmes is free to devote his life to examining those interesting little problems which the complex life of London so plentifully presents.

Sherlock Holmes, "London has become a singularly uninteresting city since the death of the late lamented Professor Moriarty.

Sherlock Holmes was leaning back in his chair after his whimsical protest, and was unfolding his morning paper ina leisurely fashion, when our attention was arrested by a tremendous ring at the bell, followed immediately by a hollow drumming sound, as if someone were beating on the outer door with his fist.

Sherlock Holmes, you may look for your tramp, and while you are finding him we will hold on to our man.

Sherlock Holmes, I only hope that if ever again I have an important case I shall have the good fortune to have you by my side.

Sherlock Holmes listened with attention to the long report which I was able to present to him that evening,but it did not elicit that word of curt praise which Ihad hoped for and should have valued.

Reuben Hayes's manner was far from gracious, but Holmes took it with admirable good-humour.

Sherlock Holmes, you will have no reason to complain of niggardly treatment.