Definition of homer :
1. A carrier pigeon remarkable for its ability to return home from a distance.
2. 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.
3. See Hoemother.
- Scenes from the Homer booth, French, Egyptian, Walter Scott and the Lytton booths. - "Sixty Years of California Song", Margaret Blake-Alverson.
- Mr. Pope then desired to be made sensible how he had offended; and observed, that the translation of Homer, if that was the great crime, was undertaken at the request, and almost at the command of Sir Richard Steele. - "The Lives of the Poets of Great Britain and Ireland (1753),Vol. V.", Theophilus Cibber.
- Yes, he continued, more to himself than to the children, if he's to be a homer, it seems to me it's full time to begin his training. - "Chico: the Story of a Homing Pigeon", Lucy M. Blanchard.