homograph

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noun ho·mo·graph \ˈhä-mə-ˌgraf, ˈhō-\

Definition of homograph

  1. :  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)

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.

1873

First Known Use of homograph

1873


HOMOGRAPH Defined for English Language Learners

homograph

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noun ho·mo·graph \ˈhä-mə-ˌgraf, ˈhō-\

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

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

Definition of homograph for Students

  1. :  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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