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Meaning of Holmes

Holmes

Pronunciation: (hōmz, hōlmz), [key]
— n.
  1. 1879–1964, U.S. clergyman.
  2. 1809–94, U.S. poet, novelist, essayist, and physician.
  3. his son,1841–1935, U.S. jurist: associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court 1902–32.
  4. a detective in many mystery stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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