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The Most Helpful Homonyms With Meanings And Examples. Part 6

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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501 settle to place so as to stay to establish in residence
502 slew a large number Slew is the past tense of slay.
503 tract a system of body parts or organs that act together to perform some function a bundle of nerve fibers having a common origin, termination, and function
504 boil to come to the boiling point to generate bubbles of vapor when heated —used of a liquid
505 bump a relatively abrupt convexity or protuberance on a surface: such as a swelling of tissue
506 cast to cause to move or send forth by throwing direct
507 clutch to grasp or hold with or as if with the hand or claws usually strongly, tightly, or suddenly clench
508 die to pass from physical life : expire to pass out of existence : cease
509 fail to lose strength : weaken to fade or die away
510 foot the terminal part of the vertebrate leg upon which an individual stands an invertebrate organ of locomotion or attachment; especially : a ventral muscular surface or process of a mollusk
511 grand having more importance than others : foremost having higher rank than others bearing the same general designation
512 hop to move by a quick springy leap or in a series of leaps; also : to move as if by hopping to make a quick trip especially by air
513 like to feel attraction toward or take pleasure in : enjoy to feel toward : regard
514 mouse any of numerous small rodents (as of the genus Mus) with pointed snout, rather small ears, elongated body, and slender tail a small mobile manual device that controls movement of the cursor and selection of functions on a computer display
515 parity the quality or state of being equal or equivalent equivalence of a commodity price expressed in one currency to its price expressed in another
516 pitch a black or dark viscous substance obtained as a residue in the distillation of organic materials and especially tars any of various bituminous substances
517 pulse the regular expansion of an artery caused by the ejection of blood into the arterial system by the contractions of the heart the palpable beat resulting from such pulse as detected in a superficial artery; also : the number of individual beats in a specified time period (such as one minute)
518 rock to move back and forth in or as if in a cradle to cause to sway back and forth
519 spray a usually flowering branch or shoot a decorative flat arrangement of flowers and foliage (as on a coffin)
520 take to get into one’s hands or into one’s possession, power, or control: such as to seize or capture physically
521 affect to produce an effect upon (someone or something): to act on and cause a change in (someone or something)
523 aye Aye means yes; used in some dialects of British English. If you vote aye, you vote in favour of something.
524 baba a rich cake soaked in a rum and sugar syrup Baba is also the familiar word for “father” in many languages
525 ban to prohibit especially by legal means; also : to prohibit the use, performance, or distribution of bar, curse. A ban is an official ruling that something must not be done, shown, or used.
526 bracer an arm or wrist protector especially for use by an archer a person or thing that braces
527 burl a knot or lump in thread or cloth a hard woody often flattened hemispherical outgrowth on a tree
528 charger A charger is a device used for charging or recharging batteries. A charger was a strong horse that a knight in the Middle Ages used to ride in battle.
529 coke the residue of coal left after destructive distillation and used as fuel; also : a similar residue left by other materials (such as petroleum) distilled to dryness Coke is the same as cocaine.
530 content something contained usually used in plural the topics or matter treated in a written work
531 cot a small house cover, sheath; especially : stall
532 dole a grant of government funds to the unemployed a giving or distribution of food, money, or clothing to the needy
533 dresser a table or sideboard for preparing and serving food a cupboard to hold dishes and cooking utensils
534 duff a boiled or steamed pudding often containing dried fruit the partly decayed organic matter on the forest floor
535 erg a centimeter-gram-second unit of work equal to the work done by a force of one dyne acting through a distance of one centimeter and equivalent to 107 joule informal short for ergometer
536 flaw a defect in physical structure or form an imperfection or weakness and especially one that detracts from the whole or hinders effectiveness
537 gad a chisel or pointed iron or steel bar for loosening ore or rock a long stick
538 gammon ham a side of bacon
539 gimp an ornamental flat braid or round cord used as a trimming a tapelike trimming of silk, wool, or cotton, often stiffened with wire
540 ha used especially to express surprise, joy, or triumph Ha is used in writing to represent a noise that people make to show they are surprised, annoyed, or pleased about something.
541 hinder to make slow or difficult the progress of : hamper to hold back : prevent, check
542 hoe any of various implements for tilling, mixing, or raking; especially : a tool with a thin flat blade on a long handle used especially for cultivating, weeding, or loosening the earth around plants backhoe
543 how in what manner or way for what reason : why
544 invalid not valid: being without foundation or force in fact, truth, or law
545 jack a game played with a set of small objects that are tossed, caught, and moved in various figures a small 6-pointed metal object used in the game of jacks
546 keel to fall in or as if in a faint usually used with over to heel or lean precariously
547 lac a resinous substance secreted by a scale insect (Laccifer lacca) and used chiefly in the form of shellac a variant spelling of lakh
548 lek an assembly area where animals (such as the prairie chicken) carry on display and courtship behavior; also : an aggregation of animals assembled on a lek for courtship the act or practice of so gathering
549 loan money lent at interest something lent usually for the borrower’s temporary use
550 mac mackintosh A mac is a raincoat, especially one made from a particular kind of waterproof cloth.
551 mako either of two relatively slender mackerel sharks (Isurus paucus and I. oxyrinchus) that are dark blue above and white below with long pointed snouts and that are notable sport fish called also mako a small evergreen New Zealand tree, Aristotelia serrata: family Elaeocarpaceae
552 marry to join in marriage according to law or custom to give in marriage
553 megrim migraine vertigo, dizziness
554 mullet any of a family (Mugilidae) of chiefly marine bony fishes with an elongate rather stout body a hairstyle in which the hair is short on the sides and top and long at the back
555 nag to irritate by constant scolding or urging badger, worry
556 net an open-meshed fabric twisted, knotted, or woven together at regular intervals something made of net: such as
557 obi a broad sash worn with a Japanese kimono a broad sash tied in a large flat bow at the back, worn by Japanese women and children as part of the national costume
558 pace rate of movement; especially : an established rate of locomotion rate of progress; specifically : parallel rate of growth or development
559 painter one that paints: such as an artist who paints
560 panda red panda a large black-and-white mammal (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) of chiefly central China that feeds primarily on bamboo shoots and is now usually classified with the bears (family Ursidae) —called also giant panda
561 plantain any of a genus (Plantago of the family Plantaginaceae, the plantain family) of herbs with basal rosettes of usually lanceolate or elliptical leaves and spikes of minute greenish flowers A plantain is a type of green banana which can be cooked and eaten as a vegetable.
562 poker one that pokes; especially : a metal rod for stirring a fire Poker is a card game that people usually play in order to win money.
563 pore to gaze intently to read or study attentively —usually used with over
564 pun the usually humorous use of a word in such a way as to suggest two or more of its meanings or the meaning of another word similar in sound If you pun, you try to amuse people by making a pun.
565 race any one of the groups that humans are often divided into based on physical traits regarded as common among people of shared ancestry; also : the fact of dividing people, or of people being divided, into such groups : categorization by race a group of people sharing a common cultural, geographical, linguistic, or religious origin or background
566 rebound to spring back on or as if on collision or impact with another body to recover from setback or frustration
567 sallow any of several Old World broad-leaved willows (such as Salix caprea) including important sources of charcoal and tanbark If a person has sallow skin, their skin, especially on their face, is a pale-yellowish colour and looks unhealthy.
568 scald to burn with or as if with hot liquid or steam to subject to the action of boiling water or steam
569 scour to rub hard especially with a rough material for cleansing to remove by rubbing hard and washing
570 scuttle a shallow open basket for carrying something (such as grain or garden produce) a metal pail that usually has a bail and a sloped lip and is used especially for carrying coal
571 sent Sent is the past tense and past participle of send a former coin of Estonia, the 100th part of a kroon: replaced the mark in 1928
572 shy easily frightened : timid disposed to avoid a person or thing
573 slaver drool, slobber to smear with or as if with saliva
574 smelt any of a family (Osmeridae) of small bony fishes that closely resemble the trouts in general structure, live along coasts and ascend rivers to spawn or are landlocked, and have delicate oily flesh with a distinctive odor and taste Smelt is a past tense and past participle of smell.
575 sol the fifth note of the major scale in solfège music another name for soh
576 span A span is the period of time between two dates or events during which something exists, functions, or happens. psychology
577 spectral of, relating to, or suggesting a specter : ghostly of, relating to, or made by a spectrum; especially : relating to or derived from the electromagnetic spectrum of visible light
578 stat statistic usually used in plural  stationary
579 stern having a definite hardness or severity of nature or manner : austere expressive of severe displeasure : harsh
580 stove a portable or fixed apparatus that burns fuel or uses electricity to provide heat (as for cooking or heating) a device that generates heat for special purposes (as for heating tools or heating air for a hot blast)
581 stupe a hot wet often medicated cloth applied externally (as to stimulate circulation) a stupid person; clot
582 tar a dark brown or black bituminous usually odorous viscous liquid obtained by destructive distillation of organic material (such as wood, coal, or peat) a substance in some respects resembling tar; especially : a condensable residue present in smoke from burning tobacco that contains combustion by-products (such as resins, acids, phenols, and essential oils)
583 tala one of the ancient traditional rhythmic patterns of South Asian music the standard monetary unit of Samoa, divided into 100 sene
584 test a means of testing: such as something (such as a series of questions or exercises) for measuring the skill, knowledge, intelligence, capacities, or aptitudes of an individual or group
585 tush buttocks an exclamation of disapproval or contempt
586 upper higher in physical position, rank, or order farther inland
587 vale A vale is a valley. farewell
588 wack not up to the mark : lousy, lame Liverpool and English Midlands dialect
589 yah an informal word for yes, often used to indicate derision or contempt an affected upper-class person
590 abode the place where one lives : home a temporary stay : sojourn
591 bail a container used to remove water from a boat Bail is a sum of money that an arrested person or someone else puts forward as a guarantee that the arrested person will attend their trial in a law court. If the arrested person does not attend it, the money will be lost.
592 bandy to discuss lightly or banteringly exchange; especially : to exchange (words) argumentatively
593 cassis a syrupy liquor of low alcoholic strength made from black currants and used chiefly as a flavoring and sweetening agent Soft drinks
594 clink to give out a slight sharp short metallic sound to cause to clink
595 collect a short prayer comprising an invocation, petition, and conclusion; specifically, often capitalized : one preceding the eucharistic Epistle and varying with the day collection
596 continent one of the six or seven great divisions of land on the globe the continent of Europe —used with the
597 dada a movement in art and literature based on deliberate irrationality and negation of traditional artistic values; also : the art and literature produced by this movement a nihilistic artistic movement of the early 20th century in W Europe and the US, founded on principles of irrationality, incongruity, and irreverence towards accepted aesthetic criteria
598 dill any of several plants of the carrot family; especially : a European herb (Anethum graveolens) with aromatic foliage and seeds both of which are used in flavoring foods and especially pickles the foliage or seeds of dill
599 dogger submerged sandbank about 150 miles (241 kilometers) long in the North Sea east of northern England a Dutch fishing vessel with two masts
600 drier a substance added to paint, varnish, etc. to make it dry fast dry, dryer

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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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