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The Most Helpful Homonyms With Meanings And Examples. Part 14

Understanding Homonyms: Exploring Examples and Meanings

Homonyms, an intriguing facet of language, refer to words that share either the same spelling or pronunciation but have different meanings. Let’s unravel this linguistic phenomenon by exploring examples and meanings of homonyms.

What Are Homonyms?

Homonyms are words that create confusion due to their similarities in spelling or pronunciation while carrying distinct meanings.

Examples of Homonyms:

Consider the word “rock.” It can signify both a solid mineral and the action of swaying gently back and forth. Similarly, “bat” represents both a flying mammal and a sports equipment.

Homonyms in Sentences:

  • The band played rock music at the concert. (solid mineral)
  • She used a bat to hit the ball in the game. (sports equipment)

Differentiating Homonyms from Homophones:

While homonyms share similar spelling or pronunciation with different meanings, homophones are words with similar sounds but different meanings. For instance, “to,” “two,” and “too” are homophones.

Exploring Homonyms with Meanings:

Homonyms like “bank” (a financial institution and the edge of a river) showcase how identical words can hold diverse interpretations based on context.

Medical Terminology: Homonymous Hemianopia:

In the medical realm, homonymous hemianopia refers to a visual impairment where corresponding sections in both eyes lose sight due to brain injury.

Homonyms in Different Languages:

Understanding homonyms transcends language barriers. In Gujarati, homonyms are referred to as “સમાન અર્થના શબ્દ” (words with similar meanings).

Homonyms Enriching Vocabulary:

Expanding vocabulary involves mastering homonyms. Words like “pen,” indicating both a writing instrument and an animal enclosure, showcase the nuances of language.

Accessible Learning: Homonyms in the “English Listening & Speaking” App:

For an immersive learning experience on homonyms, explore the “English Listening & Speaking” app here. This app offers comprehensive lessons, examples, and exercises on homonyms and various other linguistic concepts.


Homonyms, with their intriguing duality in meanings, highlight the complexity and richness of language. Exploring these linguistic wonders not only enhances vocabulary but also fosters a deeper appreciation for the nuances of communication.

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1301 funk a strong offensive smell Funk is a style of dance music based on jazz and blues, with a strong, repeated bass part.
1302 groin the fold or depression marking the juncture of the lower abdomen and the inner part of the thigh; also : the region of this line the projecting curved line along which two intersecting vaults meet
1303 mite any of numerous small acarid arachnids that often infest animals, plants, and stored foods and include important disease vectors If you refer to a small child as a poor little mite, you mean that you feel sorry for them.
1304 primate a bishop who has precedence in a province, a group of provinces, or a nation one first in authority or rank : leader
1305 ream a quantity of paper being 20 quires or variously 480, 500, or 516 sheets a great amount —usually used in plural
1306 shiver one of the small pieces into which a brittle thing is broken by sudden violence When you shiver, your body shakes slightly because you are cold or frightened.
1307 ton any of various units of weight: short ton
1308 beck a nod, wave, or other gesture or signal  a gesture of the hand, head, etc., meant to summon
1309 dexter relating to or situated on the right being or relating to the side of a heraldic shield at the right of the person bearing it
1310 fuse to reduce to a liquid or plastic state by heat to blend thoroughly by or as if by melting together : combine
1311 hiding to put out of sight : secrete to conceal for shelter or protection : shield
1312 liver a large very vascular glandular organ of vertebrates that secretes bile and causes important changes in many of the substances contained in the blood (as by converting sugars into glycogen which it stores up until required and by forming urea) any of various large compound glands associated with the digestive tract of invertebrate animals and probably concerned with the secretion of digestive enzymes
1313 mister mr. used sometimes in writing instead of Mr. sir —used without a name as a generalized term of direct address of a man who is a stranger
1314 rocket any of several plants of the mustard family: such as arugula
1315 shore the land bordering a usually large body of water; specifically : coast a boundary (as of a country) or an area within a boundary —usually used in plural
1316 wen an abnormal growth or a cyst protruding from a surface especially of the skin a large, crowded city or a crowded urban district
1317 beetle any of an order (Coleoptera) of insects having four wings of which the outer pair are modified into stiff elytra that protect the inner pair when at rest any of various insects resembling a beetle
1318 dick penis a mean, stupid, or annoying man
1319 fuzz fine light particles or fibers (as of down or fluff) a blurred effect
1320 ground the surface of a planet (such as the earth or Mars) an area used for a particular purpose
1321 leech any of numerous carnivorous or bloodsucking usually freshwater annelid worms (class Hirudinea) that have typically a flattened lanceolate segmented body with a sucker at each end a hanger-on who seeks advantage or gain
1322 livery a concern offering vehicles (such as boats) for rent the feeding, stabling, and care of horses for pay
1323 mohican a member of a Native American people formerly living along the Hudson river and east of it a punk hairstyle in which the head is shaved at the sides and the remaining strip of hair is worn stiffly erect and sometimes brightly coloured
1324 primer a small book for teaching children to read a small introductory book on a subject
1325 reb a Confederate soldier in the American Civil War a Jewish title of respect equivalent to Mister, used with the given name
1326 roe Roe is the eggs or sperm of a fish, which is eaten as food. a small, agile, graceful European and Asiatic deer 
1327 tong a secret society or fraternal organization especially of Chinese in the U.S. formerly notorious for gang warfare to seize, collect, handle, or hold with tongs
1328 berg iceberg a South African word for mountain
1329 bergamot a round to pear-shaped citrus fruit of a Mediterranean tree (Citrus bergamia synonym C. aurantium bergamia) that has a yellow to green rind which yields a bitter, fragrant essential oil and that is typically considered to be a hybrid of a sour orange and a lemon a tree that bears bergamots
1330 bib short for bibcock A bib is a piece of cloth or plastic which is worn by very young children to protect their clothes while they are eating.
1331 bid to offer (a price) whether for payment or acceptance to make a bid of or in (a suit at cards)
1332 billet a brief letter : note an official order directing that a member of a military force be provided with board and lodging (as in a private home)
1333 bit the biting or cutting edge or part of a tool a replaceable part of a compound tool that actually performs the function (such as drilling or boring) for which the whole tool is designed
1334 bloody containing or made up of blood of or contained in the blood
1335 bloom a mass of wrought iron from the forge or puddling furnace a bar of iron or steel hammered or rolled from an ingot
1336 bloomer a plant that blooms a person who reaches full competence or maturity
1337 blown swollen affected with bloat
1338 blubber to weep noisily to swell, distort, or wet with weeping
1339 blue of the color whose hue is that of the clear sky : of the color blue If you have got the blues, you feel sad and depressed.
1340 boast a statement expressing excessive pride in oneself : the act or an instance of boasting : brag a cause for pride
1341 bob to strike with a quick light blow : rap to move up and down in a short quick movement
1342 bubble a small globule that is typically hollow and light: such as a small body of gas within a liquid
1343 bogey specter, phantom a source of fear, perplexity, or harassment
1344 bole the trunk of a tree a reddish soft variety of clay used as a pigment
1345 bolster a long pillow or cushion a structural part designed to eliminate friction or provide support or bearing
1346 bong the deep resonant sound especially of a bell to make a deep reverberating sound
1347 bongo one of a pair of small connected drums of different sizes and pitches played with the hands a rare spiral-horned antelope, Boocercus (or Taurotragus) eurycerus, inhabiting forests of central Africa. The coat is bright red-brown with narrow cream stripes
1348 boob a stupid awkward person : simpleton boor, philistine
1349 booby an awkward foolish person : dope any of several tropical seabirds (genus Sula) of the gannet family
1350 boot deliverance something to equalize a trade
1351 bop to strike; hit A bop is a dance.
1352 bora a violent cold northerly wind of the Adriatic an initiation ceremony of native Australians, introducing youths to manhood
1353 bore to pierce with a turning or twisting movement of a tool to make by boring or digging away material
1354 bossy inclined to domineer : dictatorial If you describe someone as bossy, you mean that they enjoy telling people what to do.
1355 bot robot a computer program that performs automatic repetitive tasks : agent; especially : one designed to perform a malicious action
1356 boule a round, usually crusty loaf of bread a bowling game of French origin in which a player standing within a circle placed or scratched on the ground throws or rolls usually steel balls down a long typically dirt or gravel court to stop as close as possible to a smaller target ball : petanque
1357 bourn stream, brook destination; goal
1358 bow to cease from competition or resistance : submit, yield; also : to suffer defeat to bend the head, body, or knee in reverence, submission, or shame
1359 bowman a person skilled in the use of a bow and arrow. the oarsman nearest the bow of a boat
1360 chunk a short thick piece or lump (as of wood or coal) a large noteworthy quantity or part
1361 cipher zero one that has no weight, worth, or influence : nonentity
1362 clad If you are clad in particular clothes, you are wearing them. A building, part of a building, or mountain that is clad with something is covered by that thing.
1363 clap to strike (two things, such as two flat, hard surfaces) together so as to produce a sharp percussive noise to strike (the hands) together repeatedly usually in applause
1364 guy man, fellow person —used in plural to refer to the members of a group regardless of sex
1365 gyp a college servant one who cheats : swindler
1366 gyro gyrocompass gyroscope
1367 gutty gutsy having a vigorous challenging quality
1368 morph allomorph a distinctive collocation of phones (such as a portmanteau form) that serves as the realization of more than one morpheme in a context (such as the French du for the sequence of de and le)
1369 mortar a sturdy vessel in which material is pounded or rubbed with a pestle a portable muzzle-loading weapon having a tube short in relation to its caliber that is used to throw bombs at high angles
1370 mot a pithy or witty saying In Britain, an MOT is a test which, by law, must be made each year on all road vehicles that are more than 3 years old, in order to check that they are safe to drive.
1371 mound to enclose or fortify with a fence or a ridge of earth to form into a mound
1372 pi the 16th letter of the Greek alphabet the symbol ? denoting the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter
1373 mop an implement made of absorbent material fastened to a handle and used especially for cleaning floors something that resembles a mop; especially : a thick mass of hair
1374 perk to thrust up the head, stretch out the neck, or carry the body in a bold or insolent manner to stick up or out jauntily
1375 perm If you have a perm, your hair is curled and treated with chemicals so that it stays curly for several months. the act of giving or receiving such a hairstyle
1376 permit to consent to expressly or formally to give leave : authorize
1377 peter to diminish gradually and come to an end : give out usually used with out to become exhausted —usually used with out
1378 moor an expanse of open rolling infertile land a boggy area; especially : one that is peaty and dominated by grasses and sedges
1379 process progress, advance something going on : proceeding
1380 tow to draw or pull along behind : haul to move in tow
1381 wilt If a plant wilts, it gradually bends downwards and becomes weak because it needs more water or is dying. If someone wilts, they become weak or tired, or lose confidence.
1382 perch a bar or peg on which something is hung a roost for a bird
1383 tosh sheer nonsense : bosh to make neat or tidy
1384 wick a bundle of fibers or a loosely twisted, braided, or woven cord, tape, or tube usually of soft spun cotton threads that by capillary attraction draws up to be burned a steady supply of the oil in lamps or the melted tallow or wax in candles The wick of a paraffin lamp or cigarette lighter is the part which supplies the fuel to the flame when it is lit.
1385 wig a manufactured covering of natural or synthetic hair for the head toupee
1386 wilding a plant growing uncultivated in the wild either as a native or an escape; especially : a wild apple or crab apple the fruit of a wilding
1387 will used to express futurity —used to express desire, choice, willingness, consent, or in negative constructions refusal
1388 pro an argument or evidence in affirmation the affirmative side or one holding it
1389 tot a small child a small drink or allowance of liquor : shot
1390 whiting any of various marine food fishes: such as a common European fish (Merlangius merlangus) of the cod family

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1. What are Homonyms, and how can I learn about them?

Homonyms are words with the same spelling or pronunciation but different meanings. You can explore them through various resources or conveniently through the “English Listening & Speaking” app here.

2. Could you provide practical examples of Homonyms?

Certainly! The “English Listening & Speaking” app offers interactive lessons and examples of homonyms for comprehensive learning.

3. Where can I find Homonyms explained in detail?

The “English Listening & Speaking” app features detailed explanations and examples of homonyms to enhance your understanding.

4. What’s the difference between Homonyms and Homophones?

Homonyms have the same spelling or pronunciation but different meanings, while homophones sound alike but have different meanings. Dive deeper into this distinction through the “English Listening & Speaking” app.

5. Can you explain the concept of Homonymy?

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6. How can I access lessons on Homonyms and their meanings?

Download the “English Listening & Speaking” app to access lessons, examples, and meanings of homonyms at your convenience.

7. Does the app cover medical terms like “Homonymous Hemianopia”?

Yes, the “English Listening & Speaking” app encompasses various vocabulary, including terms like “Homonymous Hemianopia,” providing a comprehensive learning experience.

8. Is there support for learning Homonyms in Gujarati within the app?

Yes, the “English Listening & Speaking” app supports learning in multiple languages, including explanations of Homonyms in Gujarati.

9. How can I improve my vocabulary with Homonyms using the app?

Engage with interactive exercises and lessons tailored to enhance your vocabulary through the “English Listening & Speaking” app.

10. Are there specific examples of Homonyms like “rock” explained in the app?

Yes, explore words like “rock” and their different meanings through the detailed examples provided in the “English Listening & Speaking” app.

11. Does the app offer Homonyms with meanings and sentences?

Absolutely! The “English Listening & Speaking” app includes Homonyms with meanings and sentences for practical understanding.

12. Where can I find the meaning of Homonyms in Hindi through the app?

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13. Can I learn about 50 Homonyms with meanings through the app?

Yes, the “English Listening & Speaking” app covers an extensive range of Homonyms, including 50 examples with meanings for comprehensive learning.

14. How many Homonyms examples with meanings and sentences are available in the app?

The “English Listening & Speaking” app provides a variety of Homonyms examples with meanings and sentences to facilitate effective learning.

15. Is there a section in the app dedicated to Homonyms with pictures?

Yes, explore Homonyms visually through the “English Listening & Speaking” app, featuring pictures for better comprehension.

16. Can I find information about Homonyms on Wikipedia through the app?

The “English Listening & Speaking” app offers external resource links, including Wikipedia pages, to further expand your knowledge on Homonyms.

17. Does the app offer downloadable PDFs for Homonyms with meanings and sentences?

Yes, downloadable materials such as PDFs containing Homonyms with meanings and sentences are available for learning convenience within the “English Listening & Speaking” app.

18. Can I access lessons on 10 Homonyms with meanings through the app?

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19. How can the “English Listening & Speaking” app help in learning?

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20. Are there interactive exercises for 50 Homonyms with meaning and sentences?

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