(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.Foxe.
Their homely joys, and destiny obscure.Gray.
2. Plain; unpretending; rude in appearance; unpolished; as, a homely garment; a homely house; homely
fare; homely manners.
Now Strephon daily entertainsPope.
His Chloe in the homeliest strains.
3. Of plain or coarse features; uncomely; contrary to handsome.
None so homely but loves a looking- glass.South.
(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 homopath.]
(Ho`me*o*path"ic) a. [Cf. F. homéopathique.] Of or pertaining to homeopathy; according
to the principles of homeopathy. [Also hompathic.]
(Ho`me*o*path"ic*al*ly) adv. According to the practice of homeopathy. [Also homopathically.]
(Ho`me*op"a*thist) n. A believer in, or practitioner of, homeopathy. [Written also homopathist.]
(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 homopathy.]
(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.]
Homeric verse, hexameter verse; so called because used by Homer in his epics.
(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.
(Home"sick`) a. Pining for home; in a nostalgic condition. Home"sick`ness, n.
(Home"-speak`ing) n. Direct, forcible, and effective speaking. Milton.