Definition Of homonym

each of two or more words having the same spelling but different meanings and origins (e.g., pole 1 and pole 2 ) ; a homograph.

What exactly are the differences between synonyms, antonyms, and homonyms ?

Example Of homonym

  • Homonyms can present an especially difficult problem because they sound alike, but the different spellings mean different things.

  • A word like walk is polysemous (went walking, went for a walk, walk the dog, Cheyne Walk), while a word like bank is homonymous between at least bank for money and bank of a river.

  • Actually, what's also more disturbing than misspellings is people mixing up their homonyms .

  • But, beyond that, homonymy seems to have been, even for Plato, no more than a source of ambiguity for wordplay.

  • Each court reporter might use different conventions to represent homonyms or other ambiguous words.


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