homograph

noun
ho·mo·graph | \ˈhä-mə-ˌgraf, ˈhō-\

Definition of homograph 

: one of two or more words spelled alike but different in meaning or derivation or pronunciation (such as the bow of a ship, a bow and arrow)

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Other Words from homograph

homographic \ˌhä-mə-ˈgra-fik, ˌhō- \ adjective

Examples of homograph in a Sentence

The words “bow” for a part of a ship and “bow” for a weapon that shoots arrows are homographs.

First Known Use of homograph

1873, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of homograph was in 1873

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homograph

noun

English Language Learners Definition of homograph

: a word that is spelled like another word but that is different in origin, meaning, or pronunciation

homograph

noun
ho·mo·graph | \ˈhä-mə-ˌgraf, ˈhō-mə-\

Kids Definition of homograph

: one of two or more words spelled alike but different in meaning or origin or pronunciation The noun “conduct” and the verb “conduct” are homographs.

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