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)

homographic

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

Examples of homograph in a Sentence

  1. 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

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HOMOGRAPH Defined for English Language Learners

homograph

Definition of homograph for English Language Learners

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


HOMOGRAPH Defined for Kids

homograph

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

Definition of homograph for Students

: 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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