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>One of two or more words, such as night and knight, that are pronounced t
he same but differin meaning, origin, and sometimes spelling.
>(Linguistics) one of a group of words pronounced in the same way but differ
ing in meaningor spelling or both, as for example bear and bare
>(Letters of the Alphabet (Foreign)) a written letter or combination of letters
that representsthe same speech sound as another: ``ph'' is a homophone of
``f'' in English.
> a word pronounced the same as another but differing in meaning, whether
spelled thesame way or not, as heir and air.
>a written element that represents the same spoken unit as another, as ks, a
homophoneof x in English.
>The word derives from the Greek homo- (-), "same", and phn(),
"voice, utterance".
>A homophone is a word that is pronounced the same as another word but
differs in meaning, and may differ in spelling. The words may bespelled the
same, such as rose (flower) and rose (past tense of "rise"), or differently,
such as carat, caret, and carrot, or to, two, and too. Homophones that are
spelled the same are also both homographs andhomonyms.[
>is a word that is said or spelled the same way as another word but
has a different meaning. "Write and right is a good example of a
pair of homonyms.
> One of two or more words that have the same sound and often the same s
pelling but differin meaning, such as bank (embankment) and bank (place wh
ere money is kept).
>a word the same as another in sound and spelling but different in meaning,
as chase topursue and chase to ornament metal.
> a homonym is, in the strict sense, one of a group of words that share the
same spelling and pronunciation but have different meanings.[1] Thus
homonyms are simultaneously homographs (words that share the same
spelling, regardless of their pronunciation) and homophones (words that
share the same pronunciation, regardless of their spelling). The state of
being a homonym is called homonymy
>The word homonym comes from the Greek (homonumos),
meaning "having the same name",[4] which is the conjunction of
(homos), "common, same"[5] and (onoma) meaning "name".[6] Thus, it
refers to two or more distinct concepts sharing the "same name" or signifier.
Note: for the h sound, see rough breathing and smooth breathing.
> (from the Greek: , homs, "same" and ,grph, "write") is
a word that shares the same written form as another word but has a different

>one of two or more words spelled alike but different in meaning or

derivation or pronunciation (as the bow of a ship, a bow and arrow)
>One of two or more words that have the same spelling but differ in origin,
meaning, andsometimes pronunciation, such as fair (pleasing in appearance)
and fair (market) or wind(wnd) and wind (wnd).
>a word of the same written form as another but of different meaning and us
u. origin, whetherpronounced the same way or not, as bear1 to carry; suppo
rt and bear2 animal or lead1 toconduct and lead2 metal
>Use the noun homograph to talk about two words that are spelled
the same but have different meanings and are pronounced
differently like "sow," meaning female pig, and "sow," to plant

>(also known as a heterophone) is a word that is written identically but has

a different pronunciation and meaning. In other words, they
are homographs that are not homophones. Thus, row(propel with oars)
and row (argument) are heteronyms, but mean(intend) and mean (average)
are not (since they are pronounced the same). Heteronym pronunciation may
vary in vowel realisation, in stress pattern
>one of two or more homographs (as a bass voice andbass, a fish) that differ
in pronunciation and meaning
>. A word having the same spelling as another, but a different
pronunciation and meaning.
n. A fictitious character created by an author for the purpose of writing
in a different style.