I know about singles, doubles and triples, depending on where the batter ends up, while the ball is in the out field, but what if the batter has enough time to make it all the way around? Is it still a home run? Or is that what a home run actually is?
A home run is when a batted ball enables the batter to make it around the bases and touches home plate without the defense committing errors. Hitting the ball over the outfield fence is the easy way to get a homer. The harder way is to run around the bases while the fielders attempt to tag you out. We call this type of home run an "inside-the-park home run".