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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun homo:


Definition of Homo

What does Homo mean?


  1. someone who is sexually attracted to persons of the same sex
  2. any living or extinct member of the family Hominidae characterized by superior intelligence, articulate speech, and erect carriage

Alternative definition


  1. [colloquial] [sometimes, pejorative] Of or pertaining to homosexuality.
  2. [not comparable] [Canada, US] Homogenized; almost always said of milk with a high butterfat content.


  1. [colloquial, often, pejorative] Short form of homosexual.
  2. [uncountable, dated, US, Canada] Homogenized milk with a high butterfat content.

Phrases with Homo

Phrases starting with the word Homo:

  1. HOMO-
  2. Homo Milk
  3. Homo Sapien
  4. homo erectus
  5. homo habilis
  6. homo sapiens
  7. Homo Politicus
  8. homo soloensis
  9. Homo Oeconomicus
  10. homo rhodesiensis
  11. homo heidelbergensis
  12. homo sapiens sapiens
  13. homo sapiens neanderthalensis

Phrases ending with the word Homo:

  1. No Homo
  2. ecce homo
  3. genus homo
  4. Species Homo


Homo a.k.a. Mykola Vorony was an Ukrainian writer, poet, theatre director, translator and actor.

There are other people with Homo in their name, like Frédérique Homo.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Homo

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Google previewPunch (1858)

Homo is a substantive of common gender, and in the present instance is evidently to be referred to the second sex.

Google previewWhat Does It Mean to Be Human? (2010)

by Richard Potts, Christopher Sloan

It is to this fourth major group on the human family tree thatour own species, Homo sapieris, belongs. Homo is the most widespread, diverse, and recent of all the hominin genera it is also the genus known for its enlarged brain and toolmaking.

Google previewPUNCH; JANUARY TO JUNE, 1858 (1858)

Homo is a substantive of common gender, and in ; the present instance is evidently to be referred to the second...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Surface and Colloid Science (2006)

by P. Somasundaran

The HOMO (A, B) and (C, D) LUMO-molecular orbitals of ethylene glycol and hexadecane. In the case of ethylene glycol. the orbitals contain wide portions not centered between pairs of atoms, which can strongly interact with accepting ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Human Geography (2011)

by Derek Gregory, Ron Johnston, Geraldine Pratt, Michael Watts, Sarah Whatmore

Literally both 'sacred man' and 'accursed man', homo sacer was a subjectposition conferred by archaic Roman LAW on those whose lives and deaths were deemed to be of no consequence. This dismal figure has come to be of considerable ...

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Video about Homo

"Homo Diaspora": Reading Futurist Language Fiction as Translational Histories - Joshua Miller

Duration 35:45

A flurry of 21st century novels have appeared that could be described as linguistic dystopian fiction. Channeling apocalyptic millennial sentiments of both c...

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Quotes about Homo

Only a Homo Ignorant terms himself Sapiens. (Hasier Agirre)
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Scrabble value of H4O1M3O1

The value of this 4-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

Anagrams of HOMO

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