polysemous


po·ly·se·mous

adjective \ˌpä-lē-ˈsē-məs, pə-ˈli-sə-məs\

Definition of POLYSEMOUS

:  having multiple meanings
po·ly·se·my \pə-ˈli-sə-mē, ˈpä-lē-ˌsē-mē\ noun

Variants of POLYSEMOUS

po·ly·se·mous or po·ly·se·mic \ˌpä-lē-ˈsē-mik\

Origin of POLYSEMOUS

Late Latin polysemus, from Greek polysēmos, from poly- + sēma sign
First Known Use: 1884

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