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Definition of the noun homo

What does homo mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: homos

  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 of the noun homo


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

Definition of the adjective homo

What does homo mean as an attribute of a noun?


  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.

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.

  • also known as Mykola Kindratovich Vorony, Mykola Voronyj, Arlekin, Vishchy Oleh, Siriuk, Kondratovych, Mykola Voronyi
  • born on (142 years ago) in Yekaterinoslav Governorate, child of Kindrat Vorony and O. Kolachinska
  • nationality: Soviet Union
  • education:
  • profession: Writer, poet, actor, theatre director, translator
  • Marriage with Vira Verbytska-Antiokh since
  • parent of
  • died on (76 years ago) in Odessa of execution by firing squad
  • written works: "Lyrical Poems", "In the Aura of Dreams", "For Ukraine", "Poems", "Theater and Drama", "A Dramatic Prima Donna", "Євшан-зілля", "Пензлем і пером", "Театральне мистецтво й український театр", "Mykhaylo Shchepkin", "Український театр у Києві", "Мандрівна елегія", "Icarus", "Сонячні хвилини", "Мерці", "Молодий патріот", "Старим патріотам", "Режисер", "Горами, горами", "Привид"

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)

by Mark Lemon, Henry Mayhew, Tom Taylor, Shirley Brooks, Sir Francis Cowley Burnand, Sir Owen Seaman

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

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 previewGetting it Wrong (1998)

The Mediaeval Epistemology of Error by Gillian Rosemary Evans

The 'interior homo' was created in the image and likeness of God, says Jerome. 61 The interior homo is an image of God, not...

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 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 ...

Google previewCompanion Encyclopedia of the History of Medicine (1997)

by William F. Bynum, Roy Porter

Homo sapiens, although a latecomer on the planet, is none the less the product of millions of years of evolution beginning with distant primate ancestors. Several million years ago, one species of these forest-living apes, called Australophines, ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Ancient and Medieval Nubia (2003)

by Richard A. Lobban Jr.

It is now firmly established that the origin of the hominids in various local forms of Homo africanus or Australopithecines is in Africa. Sites in Kenya, the Omo River valley of Ethiopia, the Afar region of Eritrea, and now even Chad show examples ...

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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.

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