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home run Explained

home run at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [C] a long hit in baseball which allows the player who hits the ball to run around all the bases and get a point// --I didn't think I could hit a home run .//

home run at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[N] (Success): success, successfulness, progress, score, lucky hit, bull's eye, goal, point, touchdown, home run, grand slam, windfall, checkmate.

home run at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

(also AmE informal homer) noun
(in baseball) a hit that allows the person hitting the ball to run around all the bases without stopping

Home run at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Run \Run\, n.
1. The act of running; as, a long run; a good run; a quick
run; to go on the run.

2. A small stream; a brook; a creek.

3. That which runs or flows in the course of a certain
operation, or during a certain time; as, a run of must in
wine making; the first run of sap in a maple orchard.

4. A course; a series; that which continues in a certain
course or series; as, a run of good or bad luck.

They who made their arrangements in the first run of
misadventure . . . put a seal on their calamities.

5. State of being current; currency; popularity.

It is impossible for detached papers to have a
general run, or long continuance, if not diversified
with humor. --Addison.

6. Continued repetition on the stage; -- said of a play; as,
to have a run of a hundred successive nights.

A canting, mawkish play . . . had an immense run.

7. A continuing urgent demand; especially, a pressure on a
bank or treasury for payment of its notes.

8. A range or extent of ground for feeding stock; as, a sheep
run. --Howitt.

9. (Naut.)
(a) The aftermost part of a vessel's hull where it narrows
toward the stern, under the quarter.
(b) The distance sailed by a ship; as, a good run; a run
of fifty miles.
(c) A voyage; as, a run to China.

10. A pleasure excursion; a trip. [Colloq.]

I think of giving her a run in London. --Dickens.

11. (Mining) The horizontal distance to which a drift may be
carried, either by license of the proprietor of a mine or
by the nature of the formation; also, the direction which
a vein of ore or other substance takes.

12. (Mus.) A roulade, or series of running tones.

13. (Mil.) The greatest degree of swiftness in marching. It
is executed upon the same principles as the double-quick,
but with greater speed.

14. The act of migrating, or ascending a river to spawn; --
said of fish; also, an assemblage or school of fishes
which migrate, or ascend a river for the purpose of

15. In baseball, a complete circuit of the bases made by a
player, which enables him to score one; in cricket, a
passing from one wicket to the other, by which one point
is scored; as, a player made three runs; the side went
out with two hundred runs.

The ``runs'' are made from wicket to wicket, the
batsmen interchanging ends at each run. --R. A.

16. A pair or set of millstones.

{At the long run}, now, commonly, {In the long run}, in or
during the whole process or course of things taken
together; in the final result; in the end; finally.

[Man] starts the inferior of the brute animals, but
he surpasses them in the long run. --J. H.

{Home run}.
(a) A running or returning toward home, or to the point
from which the start was made. Cf. {Home stretch}.
(b) (Baseball) See under {Home}.

{The run}, or {The common run}, etc., ordinary persons; the
generality or average of people or things; also, that
which ordinarily occurs; ordinary current, course, or

I saw nothing else that is superior to the common
run of parks. --Walpole.

Burns never dreamed of looking down on others as
beneath him, merely because he was conscious of his
own vast superiority to the common run of men.

His whole appearance was something out of the common
run. --W. Irving.

{To let go by the run} (Naut.), to loosen and let run freely,
as lines; to let fall without restraint, as a sail.

Home \Home\, a.
1. Of or pertaining to one's dwelling or country; domestic;
not foreign; as home manufactures; home comforts.

2. Close; personal; pointed; as, a home thrust.

{Home base} (Baseball), the base at which the batsman stands
and which is the last goal in making a run.

{Home farm}, {grounds}, etc., the farm, grounds, etc.,
adjacent to the residence of the owner.

{Home lot}, an inclosed plot on which the owner's home
stands. [U. S.]

{Home rule}, rule or government of an appendent or dependent
country, as to all local and internal legislation, by
means of a governing power vested in the people within the
country itself, in contradistinction to a government
established by the dominant country; as, home rule in
Ireland. Also used adjectively; as, home-rule members of

{Home ruler}, one who favors or advocates home rule.

{Home run} (Baseball), a complete circuit of the bases made
before the batted ball is returned to the home base.

{Home stretch} (Sport.), that part of a race course between
the last curve and the winning post.

{Home thrust}, a well directed or effective thrust; one that
wounds in a vital part; hence, in controversy, a personal

home run at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

home run
n 1: a base hit on which the batter scores a run [syn: {homer}]
2: something that exactly succeeds in achieving its goal; "the
new advertising campaign was a bell ringer"; "scored a
bull's eye"; "hit the mark"; "the president's speech was a
home run" [syn: {bell ringer}, {bull's eye}, {mark}]

home run at English (WD) Of Explained:



Inter: en-noun » head=home run
  • Inter: basebal » l A four-base hit, a homer
    1. : The first baseman hit a home run to lead off the ninth.
    2. Inter: idiomati » c The portion of a journey that ends at home
    3. : Im on the home run.
    4. Inter: idiomati » c A success; especially, a popular success.
    5. : The product was a home run.
    6. Inter: idiomati » c Sexual intercourse.


      Inter: trans-top » (baseball) four-base hit

  • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|kunnari
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|coup de circuit, Inter: t+ » fr|circuit|m
  • Italian: Inter: t- » it|fuoricampo

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|ホームラン|tr=hōmuran, Inter: t+ » ja|本塁打|tr=honruida
    • Russian: Inter: t- » ru|хоум-ран|m|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t+ » ru|хомяк|m|sc=Cyrl Inter: qualifier » slang
    • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|jonrón|m

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » portion of a journey that ends at home
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|kotimatka

    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » success
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|menestys

    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » sexual intercourse
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|pano

    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m

    See also

    * single
    • double
    • triple
    • grand slam
    • home stretch
    • smash hit


      * score
    • go all the way

    Category: Category:en:Sex -
    Translation: et » home run
    Translation: fr » home run