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▪ This is where Reggie Jackson hit a homer on to the upper deck roof in 1971.
▪ The five-run flurry was capped by Steve Finley, who hit a three-run homer.
▪ He hit a two-run homer in the second inning and a three-run homer in the third.
▪ He twice has hit more than 20 homers in a season.
▪ And Fick and David Stevenson hit two-run homers in the fifth.
▪ Robby Thompson, who hit a two-run homer Sunday, still finished the first half in a 2-for-27 slump.
▪ Tim Naehring hit a two-run homer in the fourth.
▪ Marlins catchers hit only two homers last season.
▪ After five games, Thome is 1-for-10 with no homers or RBIs.
▪ He hit a two-run homer in the second inning and a three-run homer in the third.
▪ He played in 133 games, hitting. 291 with 26 homers and 80 RBIs.
▪ His 70 homers that season captured the attention of even non-baseball fans.
▪ Klesko and Chipper Jones both have two homers in the series....
▪ McGwire belted 65 homers to lead the majors in 1999.
▪ Robby Thompson, who hit a two-run homer Sunday, still finished the first half in a 2-for-27 slump.
▪ This is where Reggie Jackson hit a homer on to the upper deck roof in 1971.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Liver \Liv"er\, n. [AS. lifer; akin to D. liver, G. leber, OHG. lebara, Icel. lifr, Sw. lefver, and perh. to Gr. ? fat, E. live, v.] (Anat.) A very large glandular and vascular organ in the visceral cavity of all vertebrates.

Note: Most of the venous blood from the alimentary canal passes through it on its way back to the heart; and it secretes the bile, produces glycogen, and in other ways changes the blood which passes through it. In man it is situated immediately beneath the diaphragm and mainly on the right side. See Bile, Digestive, and Glycogen. The liver of invertebrate animals is usually made up of c[ae]cal tubes, and differs materially, in form and function, from that of vertebrates.

Floating liver. See Wandering liver, under Wandering.

Liver of antimony, Liver of sulphur. (Old Chem.) See Hepar.

Liver brown, Liver color, the color of liver, a dark, reddish brown.

Liver shark (Zo["o]l.), a very large shark ( Cetorhinus maximus), inhabiting the northern coasts both of Europe and North America. It sometimes becomes forty feet in length, being one of the largest sharks known; but it has small simple teeth, and is not dangerous. It is captured for the sake of its liver, which often yields several barrels of oil. It has gill rakers, resembling whalebone, by means of which it separates small animals from the sea water. Called also basking shark, bone shark, hoemother, homer, and sailfish; it is sometimes referred to as whale shark, but that name is more commonly used for the Rhincodon typus, which grows even larger.

Liver spots, yellowish brown patches on the skin, or spots of chloasma.


Hoemother \Hoe"moth`er\, n. [A local Orkney name; cf. Icel. h[=a]r.] (Zo["o]l.) The basking or liver shark; -- called also homer. See Liver shark, under Liver.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

name of the supposed author of the "Iliad" and the "Odyssey," from Latin Homerus, from Greek Homeros. The name first occurs in a fragment of Hesiod. It is identical to Greek homeros "hostage," also "blind" (connecting notion is "going with a companion").


short for home run, from 1884. As a verb, from 1946. Related: Homered; homering.


Etymology 1 n. (context biblical measures English) An ancient Hebrew measure of capacity, equal to ten ephahs or ten bath#Etymology 2s, and approximately equal to ten or eleven bushels. Etymology 2

n. 1 (context baseball English) A four-base hit; a home run 2 A homing pigeon 3 (context sports English) A person who is extremely devoted to his favorite team. vb. (context baseball English) To get a four-base hit; to get a home run.


v. hit a home run

  1. n. a base hit on which the batter scores a run [syn: home run]

  2. ancient Greek epic poet who is believed to have written the Iliad and the Odyssey (circa 850 BC)

  3. an ancient Hebrew unit of capacity equal to 10 baths or 10 ephahs [syn: kor]

  4. United States painter best known for his seascapes (1836-1910) [syn: Winslow Homer]

  5. pigeon trained to return home [syn: homing pigeon]

Homer, AK -- U.S. city in Alaska
Population (2000): 3946
Housing Units (2000): 1873
Land area (2000): 10.582239 sq. miles (27.407871 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 11.852505 sq. miles (30.697845 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 22.434744 sq. miles (58.105716 sq. km)
FIPS code: 33140
Located within: Alaska (AK), FIPS 02
Location: 59.643059 N, 151.525900 W
ZIP Codes (1990):
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Homer, AK
Homer, NE -- U.S. village in Nebraska
Population (2000): 590
Housing Units (2000): 222
Land area (2000): 0.377845 sq. miles (0.978614 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 0.377845 sq. miles (0.978614 sq. km)
FIPS code: 22920
Located within: Nebraska (NE), FIPS 31
Location: 42.320915 N, 96.489960 W
ZIP Codes (1990):
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Homer, NE
Homer, NY -- U.S. village in New York
Population (2000): 3368
Housing Units (2000): 1453
Land area (2000): 1.668653 sq. miles (4.321790 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 1.668653 sq. miles (4.321790 sq. km)
FIPS code: 35276
Located within: New York (NY), FIPS 36
Location: 42.638328 N, 76.183760 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 13077
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Homer, NY
Homer, GA -- U.S. town in Georgia
Population (2000): 950
Housing Units (2000): 406
Land area (2000): 9.585301 sq. miles (24.825814 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 9.585301 sq. miles (24.825814 sq. km)
FIPS code: 39720
Located within: Georgia (GA), FIPS 13
Location: 34.333851 N, 83.499844 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 30547
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Homer, GA
Homer, IL -- U.S. village in Illinois
Population (2000): 1200
Housing Units (2000): 511
Land area (2000): 1.026232 sq. miles (2.657929 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 1.026232 sq. miles (2.657929 sq. km)
FIPS code: 35814
Located within: Illinois (IL), FIPS 17
Location: 40.034972 N, 87.958986 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 61849
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Homer, IL
Homer, LA -- U.S. town in Louisiana
Population (2000): 3788
Housing Units (2000): 1709
Land area (2000): 4.581406 sq. miles (11.865786 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.006209 sq. miles (0.016081 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 4.587615 sq. miles (11.881867 sq. km)
FIPS code: 35870
Located within: Louisiana (LA), FIPS 22
Location: 32.789863 N, 93.058633 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 71040
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Homer, LA
Homer, MI -- U.S. village in Michigan
Population (2000): 1851
Housing Units (2000): 745
Land area (2000): 1.423213 sq. miles (3.686104 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.028332 sq. miles (0.073380 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 1.451545 sq. miles (3.759484 sq. km)
FIPS code: 38920
Located within: Michigan (MI), FIPS 26
Location: 42.144203 N, 84.806503 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 49245
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Homer, MI

Homer ( , Hómēros) is best known as the author of the Iliad and the Odyssey. He was believed by the ancient Greeks to have been the first and greatest of the epic poets. Author of the first known literature of Europe, he is central to the Western canon.

When he lived, as well as whether he lived at all, is unknown. Herodotus estimates that Homer lived no more than 400 years before his own time, which would place him at around 850 BCE or later. Pseudo-Herodotus estimates that he was born 622 years before Xerxes I placed a pontoon bridge over the Hellespont in 480 BCE, which would place him at 1102 BCE, 168 years after the fall of Troy in 1270 BCE. These two end points are 252 years apart, representative of the differences in dates given by the other sources.

The importance of Homer to the ancient Greeks is described in Plato's Republic, where he is referred to as the protos didaskalos, "first teacher", of tragedy, the hegemon paideias, "leader of learning", and the one who ten Hellada pepaideuken, "has taught Greece". Homer's works, which are about fifty percent speeches, provided models in persuasive speaking and writing that were emulated throughout the ancient and medieval Greek worlds. Fragments of Homer account for nearly half of all identifiable Greek literary papyrus finds in Egypt.

Homer (disambiguation)

Homer is the name given to the purported author of the Ancient Greek poems the Iliad and the Odyssey.

Homer can also refer to:

Homer (unit)

A homer (; also kor, ) is a unit of volume used by ancient Hebrews for liquids. 1 homer is equal to 10 baths. 1 homer equals 220 litre or 220dm.

The homer should not be confused with the omer, which is a much smaller unit of dry measure.

Category:Obsolete units of measurement Category:Units of volume

Homer (crater)

Homer is a crater on Mercury.

Deposits of material in and around this crater suggest the possibility of explosive volcanic eruptions at some point in the planet's history.

The naming of a Moon crater Homer at 24.3S, 133.6E was not approved by the IAU.

Homer (name)

Homer is both a masculine given name and a surname. The ancient Greek poet Homer is perhaps the best known person of this name.

Other notable people with the name include:

Homer (film)

Homer is a 1970 Canadian-American drama film directed by John Trent and starring Don Scardino, Tisa Farrow and Alex Nicol.

Homer (software)

Homer, from Blue Cow Software, was an IRC client for Apple Inc. Macintosh computer systems during the 1990s, written by Tob Smith, and distributed as shareware. Macintosh OS System 7 or later was required, as was MacTCP. It featured an icon view of users in a channel, which would animate when the user posted to the channel. It also provided notification of incoming CTCP Finger commands. Ircle included and extended this feature, "face files" to larger images. A late version of Homer reportedly allowed collaborative drawing across the network.

The Internet Starter Kit for Macintosh (1994) described it as "a great program if you're interested in IRC," and noted that "Homer has a colorful and unique interface that significantly eases using IRC, since it simplifies switching channels, keeping multiple discussions going, [and] giving and taking operator privileges".

Homer (Ezekiel)

Blind Homer With His Student Guide is a bronze sculpture by Moses Jacob Ezekiel in the likeness of the blind poet Homer, author of the Iliad, accompanied by a student guide. Ezekiel completed the statue in 1907 on a commission from John Woodruff Simpson as a gift for Amherst College, his alma mater. For reasons unknown the gift was refused, and Thomas Nelson Page, a Virginia alumnus who was active in the UVA Alumni Association, stepped in to secure the gift of the statue to UVa instead. Ezekiel completed the work in his Rome studio and donated a five foot tall black marble pedestal upon which the statue was originally installed.

The statue is installed on The Lawn, in the grass to the north of Old Cabell Hall.

Usage examples of "homer".

The Pleiades were all abuzz over the advent of their visiting star, Miss Frances Homer, the celebrated monologuist, who, at Eaton Auditorium, again presented her Women of Destiny series, in which she portrays women of history and the influence they brought to bear upon the lives of such momentous world figures as Napoleon, Ferdinand of Spain, Horatio Nelson and Shakespeare.

Mr Adams on the other hand was all agasp and aswim, obliged to be sponged in a hammock under the weatherawnings, and Mrs Homer lost her looks entirely, going yellow and thin.

With a truer artistic skill than that of Homer, the Indian poet represents Karna as equal to Arjun in strength and skill, and his defeat is only due to an accident.

Volcanoes were supposed to be the entrances to the infernal regions, and towards the south-east the whole region beyond the river Okeanos of Homer, from Java to Sumbawa and the sea of Banda, was sufficiently studded with mighty peaks to warrant the idea they may have originated.

His name is Homer, late of the Belette, and he served under Sir Philip.

Where Homer wrote of horses and the tamers of horses, our contemporaries write of trains, automobiles, and the various species of wops and bohunks who control the horsepower.

Mom had provided Homer with a vision of how his alleged buggery would be treated and, doubtlessly, cured.

We were very ignorant indeed, he said, for some had made him a Chian, others a native of Smyrna, others of Colophon, but that after all he was a Babylonian, and amongst them was called Tigranes, though, after being a hostage in Greece, they had changed his name to Homer.

He spoke of Homer, Dante, and Petrarch, and everybody knows what he thought of these great geniuses, but he did himself wrong in writing what he thought.

With any sensible prenatal care, Homer knew, eclampsia was usually avoidable.

Passionately enamoured of poetry and the drama, which recalled to Glaucus the wit and the heroism of his race, that fairy mansion was adorned with representations of AEschylus and Homer.

She found his Homer, with its slaughters and hecatombs and barbaric feastings and headstrong passions, violent and coarse.

Homer Pearson Caulkins, the economist, and Salvatore Umbrogia Cassalano, the mineralogist, appeared.

But the most important reason that Pauh had for liking Alex Homer was that Alex had seen Pauli crying his heart out on the night he first arrived, and Alex had never told a living soul.

Hellespont and the Bosphorus, ravaged in their passage the shores of Troy, whose fame, immortalized by Homer, will probably survive the memory of the Gothic conquests.