Definition of homograph
: 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)
homographicplay \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
HOMOGRAPH Defined for English Language Learners
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
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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