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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.
--Burke.

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.
--Macaulay.

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
spawning.

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.
Proctor.

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.
Newman.

{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
kind.

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.
--Prof.
Wilson.

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
Parliament.

{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
attack.

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:

==English==

Noun

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.

      Translations

      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

      Synonyms

      * score
    • go all the way


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