Search Result for "home_run":
1. a base hit on which the batter scores a run;
[syn: homer, home run]
2. something that exactly succeeds in achieving its goal;
- Example: "the new advertising campaign was a bell ringer"
- Example: "scored a bull's eye"
- Example: "hit the mark"
- Example: "the president's speech was a home run"
[syn: bell ringer, bull's eye, mark, home run]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Run \Run\, n. 1. The act of running; as, a long run; a good run; a quick run; to go on the run. [1913 Webster] 2. A small stream; a brook; a creek. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] 4. A course; a series; that which continues in a certain course or series; as, a run of good or bad luck. [1913 Webster] They who made their arrangements in the first run of misadventure . . . put a seal on their calamities. --Burke. [1913 Webster] 5. State of being current; currency; popularity. [1913 Webster] It is impossible for detached papers to have a general run, or long continuance, if not diversified with humor. --Addison. [1913 Webster] 6. Continued repetition on the stage; -- said of a play; as, to have a run of a hundred successive nights. [1913 Webster] A canting, mawkish play . . . had an immense run. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster] 7. A continuing urgent demand; especially, a pressure on a bank or treasury for payment of its notes. [1913 Webster] 8. A range or extent of ground for feeding stock; as, a sheep run. --Howitt. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] 10. A pleasure excursion; a trip. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster] I think of giving her a run in London. --Dickens. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] 12. (Mus.) A roulade, or series of running tones. [1913 Webster] 13. (Mil.) The greatest degree of swiftness in marching. It is executed upon the same principles as the double-quick, but with greater speed. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] 15. (Sport) In baseball, a complete circuit of the bases made by a player, which enables him to score one point; also, the point thus scored; 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 Yankees scored three runs in the seventh inning. [1913 Webster +PJC] The "runs" are made from wicket to wicket, the batsmen interchanging ends at each run. --R. A. Proctor. [1913 Webster] 16. A pair or set of millstones. [1913 Webster] 17. (Piquet, Cribbage, etc.) A number of cards of the same suit in sequence; as, a run of four in hearts. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 18. (Golf) (a) The movement communicated to a golf ball by running. (b) The distance a ball travels after touching the ground from a stroke. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 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. [1913 Webster] [Man] starts the inferior of the brute animals, but he surpasses them in the long run. --J. H. Newman. [1913 Webster] 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, or The run of the mill etc., ordinary persons; the generality or average of people or things; also, that which ordinarily occurs; ordinary current, course, or kind. [1913 Webster +PJC] I saw nothing else that is superior to the common run of parks. --Walpole. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] His whole appearance was something out of the common run. --W. Irving. [1913 Webster] To let go by the run (Naut.), to loosen and let run freely, as lines; to let fall without restraint, as a sail. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Home run \Home" run`\, n. (Baseball) a complete circuit of the bases made by the batter without being put out and without an error on the play; also, the hit on which the batter makes such a circuit; a four-base hit. Note: Most home runs are made when the batter hits a fair ball out of the playing area on a fly, when the ball cannot be played by the defending team; if a batter circuits the bases while the ball is still inside the playing field, it is an inside-the-park home run. [PJC]