Homeric verse, hexameter verse; — so called because used by Homer in his epics.

(Home"sick`) a. Pining for home; in a nostalgic condition.Home"sick`ness, n.

(Home"-speak`ing) n. Direct, forcible, and effective speaking. Milton.

(Home"ly), a. [Compar. Homelier ; superl. Homeliest.] [From Home, n.]

1. Belonging to, or having the characteristics of, home; domestic; familiar; intimate. [Archaic]

With all these men I was right homely, and communed with, them long and oft.

Their homely joys, and destiny obscure.

2. Plain; unpretending; rude in appearance; unpolished; as, a homely garment; a homely house; homely fare; homely manners.

Now Strephon daily entertains
His Chloe in the homeliest strains.

3. Of plain or coarse features; uncomely; — contrary to handsome.

None so homely but loves a looking- glass.

(Home"ly), adv. Plainly; rudely; coarsely; as, homely dressed. [R.] Spenser.

(Home"lyn) n. [Scot. hommelin.] (Zoöl) The European sand ray (Raia maculata); — called also home, mirror ray, and rough ray.

(Home"made`) a. Made at home; of domestic manufacture; made either in a private family or in one's own country. Locke.

(Ho"me*o*path) n. [Cf. F. homéopathe.] A practitioner of homeopathy. [Written also homœopath.]

(Ho`me*o*path"ic) a. [Cf. F. homéopathique.] Of or pertaining to homeopathy; according to the principles of homeopathy. [Also homœpathic.]

(Ho`me*o*path"ic*al*ly) adv. According to the practice of homeopathy. [Also homœopathically.]

(Ho`me*op"a*thist) n. A believer in, or practitioner of, homeopathy. [Written also homœopathist.]

(Ho*me*op"a*thy) n. [Gr. likeness of condition or feeling; like (fr. same; cf. Same) + to suffer: cf. F. homéopathie. See Pathos.] (Med.) The art of curing, founded on resemblances; the theory and its practice that disease is cured (tuto, cito, et jucunde) by remedies which produce on a healthy person effects similar to the symptoms of the complaint under which the patient suffers, the remedies being usually administered in minute doses. This system was founded by Dr. Samuel Hahnemann, and is opposed to allopathy, or heteropathy. [Written also homœopathy.]

(Hom"er) n. (Zoöl.) A carrier pigeon remarkable for its ability to return home from a distance.

(Ho"mer) n. (Zoöl.) See Hoemother.

(Ho"mer), n. [Heb. khomer.] 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. [Written also chomer, gomer.]

(Ho*mer"ic) a. [L. Homericus, Gr. "Omhriko`s.] Of or pertaining to Homer, the most famous of Greek poets; resembling the poetry of Homer.

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