Definition of Holmes

1. Noun. A fictitious detective in stories by A. Conan Doyle.

2. Noun. United States jurist noted for his liberal opinions (1841-1935).
Exact synonyms: Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
Generic synonyms: Jurist, Legal Expert

3. Noun. United States writer of humorous essays (1809-1894).
Exact synonyms: Oliver Wendell Holmes
Generic synonyms: Author, Writer

4. Noun. English geologist and supporter of the theory of continental drift (1890-1965).
Exact synonyms: Arthur Holmes
Generic synonyms: Geologist

Definition of Holmes

1. Proper noun. (surname northern English from=Middle English dot=), variant of Holme. ¹

2. Proper noun. a Scottish habitational surname from the place near Dundonald. ¹

3. Proper noun. Sherlock Holmes, fictional detective. ¹

4. Proper noun. by extension, someone acting like, or showing the ability of Sherlock Holmes. ¹

5. Noun. (slang) An informal address, like man or dude. ¹

6. Noun. (plural of holme) ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Holmes

Hollywood moment
Hollywood principle
Hollywood science
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Holman Hunt
Holmes' stain
Holmes-Adie pupil
Holmes-Adie syndrome
Holmes heart
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Holmgren-Golgi canals
Holocanthus tricolor
Holocaust denial
Holocaust denier
Holocaust deniers
Holocene epoch

Literary usage of Holmes

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1. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1889)
"While there he inquired of Russell & holmes (without disclosing the reason ... 41, ^ 8)—one of Cheney's attorneys went into the bank of Russell & holmes, ..."

2. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by Anna Lorraine Guthrie, Marion A. Knight, H.W. Wilson Company, Estella E. Painter (1920)
"Japanese author on the Chinese Nestorian Madame Montessori and Mr holmes as ... Bankers M 95:491-2 О '17 holmes, Arthur Bromley Stability of lead isotopes ..."

3. Who's who by Henry Robert Addison, Charles Henry Oakes, William John Lawson, Douglas Brooke Wheelton Sladen (1897)
"holmes, A'Court-, Hon. Charles George, 4th if. of 2nd Baron Heytesbury; b. ... William L. holmes A'Court-, es of 2nd Baron, and father of 3rd Baron ..."

4. St. Nicholas by Mary Mapes Dodge (1895)
"American literature was hardly- older than holmes himself, ... Having made his choice of a profession holmes devoted himself to it—at first in Boston, ..."

5. Publishers Weekly by Publishers' Board of Trade (U.S.), Book Trade Association of Philadelphia, American Book Trade Union, Am. Book Trade Association, R.R. Bowker Company (1904)
"holmes, Ma. J. Darkness and daylight. 12°. (New Argyle ser.) 30 с. Hurst & Co. ... holmes, Oliver W. Professor л1 »he breakfast table, il. (Academe ser. ..."

6. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by H.W. Wilson Company (1916)
"19th Cent 80:88-100 Л •16 holmes Frederick L. Parcel-post library system. ... Science n я 43:817-19 Je 9 '16 holmes, Ida H. American history in elementary ..."

7. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1916)
"In August, 1912, holmes, as counsel, entered a motion for an order directing the sheriff to convey to Harder the land theretofore sold. ..."

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