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The Most Helpful Homonyms With Meanings And Examples. Part 9

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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801 emu a swift-running Australian ratite bird (Dromaius novae-hollandiae) with undeveloped wings that is smaller than the ostrich European Monetary Union
802 flip to toss so as to cause to turn over in the air; also : toss to cause to turn and especially to turn over
803 force strength or energy exerted or brought to bear : cause of motion or change : active power —used with a number to indicate the strength of the wind according to the Beaufort scale
804 gal girl, woman gal. is a written abbreviation for gallon or , gallons.
805 glance to take a quick look at something to move swiftly from one thing to another
806 halt to cease marching or journeying discontinue, terminate
807 hipster a person who is unusually aware of and interested in new and unconventional patterns (as in jazz or fashion) Hipsters are trousers which are designed so that the highest part of them is around your hips, rather than around your waist.
808 husk a usually dry or membranous outer covering (such as a pod or one composed of bracts) of various seeds and fruits (such as barley and corn) : hull; also : one of the constituent parts a carob pod
809 -ish of, relating to, or being chiefly in adjectives indicating nationality or ethnic group characteristic of
810 jibe to be in accord : agree usually used with with A jibe is a rude or insulting remark about someone that is intended to make them look foolish.
811 kick to strike out with the foot or feet to make a kick in football
812 lair a resting or sleeping place : bed the resting or living place of a wild animal : den
813 levee a reception held by a person of distinction on rising from bed an afternoon assembly at which the British sovereign or his or her representative receives only men
814 loo an old card game in which the winner of each trick or a majority of tricks takes a portion of the pool while losing players are obligated to contribute to the next pool money staked at loo
815 -ly degrading : reduction dispersed state : dispersion
816 mail material (such as letters and packages) sent or carried in a postal system; also : similar material distributed within an organization email a conveyance that transports mail
817 march a border region : frontier; especially : a district originally set up to defend a boundary usually used in plural When a large group of people march for a cause, they walk somewhere together in order to express their ideas or to protest about something.
818 mat a piece of coarse, woven, plaited, or felted fabric used especially as a floor covering or a support a piece of material placed at a door for wiping soiled shoe soles
819 meringue a dessert topping consisting of a baked mixture of stiffly beaten egg whites and sugar a shell made of meringue and filled with fruit or ice cream
820 must be commanded or requested to be urged to : ought by all means to
821 nave the hub of a wheel The nave of a church is the long central part where people gather to worship.
822 nob head a jack of the same suit as the starter in cribbage that scores one point for the holder —usually used in the phrases his nob or his nobs
823 or used as a function word to indicate an alternative, the equivalent or substitutive character of two words or phrases, or approximation or uncertainty You use or to introduce a comment which corrects or modifies what you have just said.
824 paddy rice; especially : threshed unmilled rice wet land in which rice is grown
825 palladium a statue of Pallas whose preservation was believed to ensure the safety of Troy something that affords effectual protection or security : safeguard
826 para- any of several monetary units of the Turkish Empire a coin representing one para
827 plumb a lead weight attached to a line and used to indicate a vertical direction If you plumb something mysterious or difficult to understand, you succeed in understanding it.
828 pom-pom an ornamental ball or tuft used especially on clothing, caps, or costumes a handheld usually brightly colored fluffy ball flourished by cheerleaders
829 porter a person stationed at a door or gate to admit or assist those entering A porter is a person whose job is to carry things, for example people’s luggage at a railway station or in a hotel.
830 rafter any of the parallel beams that support a roof any one of a set of sloping beams that form the framework of a roof
831 redd to set in order usually used with up or out to make things tidy —usually used with up
832 router one that routs: such as a routing plane
833 sash a band worn about the waist or over one shoulder and used as a dress accessory or the emblem of an honorary or military order A sash is one of the sliding frames in a sash window.
834 scarify to make scratches or small cuts in (something, such as the skin) to lacerate the feelings of
835 scrip a small bag or wallet A scrip is a certificate which shows that an investor owns part of a share or stock.
836 sidero iron relating to the stars.
837 sling to cast with a sudden and usually sweeping or swirling motion to throw with or as if with a sling
838 snook a large vigorous bony fish (Centropomus undecimalis of the family Centropomidae) of coastal and brackish waters of the southern U.S. to Brazil that is an important food and sport fish any of various marine fishes of the same family as the snook
839 sorrel a sorrel-colored animal; especially : a light bright chestnut horse often with a mane and tail of lighter color (such as flaxen) a brownish orange to light brown
840 spat A spat between people, countries, or organizations is a disagreement between them. Spats are specially shaped pieces of cloth or leather which button down one side and which were worn in former times by men over their ankles and part of their shoes.
841 spill to cause or allow especially accidentally or unintentionally to fall, flow, or run out so as to be lost or wasted to cause (blood) to be lost by wounding
842 steer a male bovine animal and especially a domestic ox (Bos taurus) castrated before sexual maturity an ox less than four years old
843 supply the quantity or amount (as of a commodity) needed or available provisions, stores —usually used in plural
844 tangle to unite or knit together in intricate confusion to involve so as to hamper, obstruct, or embarrass
845 tarry to delay or be tardy in acting or doing to linger in expectation : wait
846 teem to become filled to overflowing : abound to be present in large quantity
847 tent a collapsible shelter of fabric (such as nylon or canvas) stretched and sustained by poles and used for camping outdoors or as a temporary building dwelling
848 thou the one addressed used especially in ecclesiastical or literary language and by Friends as the universal form of address to one person Thou is an old-fashioned, poetic, or religious word for ‘you’ when you are talking to only one person. It is used as the subject of a verb.
849 -ty quality : condition : degree denoting a multiple of ten – sixty
850 vault an arched structure of masonry usually forming a ceiling or roof something (such as the sky) resembling a vault
851 wain a usually large and heavy vehicle for farm use big dipper
852 ye refers to more than one person including the person addressed but not including the speaker Ye is sometimes used in imitation of an old written form of the word ‘the’.
853 an An is used instead of ‘a’, the indefinite article, in front of words that begin with vowel sounds. an is added to the names of some places in order to form adjectives or nouns that refer to people or things which come from that place.
854 armory a supply of arms for defense or attack a collection of available resources
855 -ane indicating an alkane hydrocarbon – hexane a Scottish word for one
856 buffet a blow especially with the hand something that strikes with telling force
857 croup the rump of a quadruped Croup is a disease which children sometimes suffer from that makes it difficult for them to breathe and causes them to cough a lot.
858 cape a point or extension of land jutting out into water as a peninsula or as a projecting point cape cod cottage
859 cave a natural chamber or series of chambers in the earth or in the side of a hill or cliff a usually underground chamber for storage; also : the articles stored there
860 combine to bring into such close relationship as to obscure individual characters : merge to cause to unite into a chemical compound
861 cove a recessed place : concavity: such as an architectural member with a concave cross section
862 dan a son of Jacob and the traditional eponymous ancestor of one of the tribes of Israel a small buoy used as a marker at sea
863 dinky If you describe something as dinky, you mean that it is small and unimportant. If you describe something as dinky, you mean that it is attractive and appealing, usually because it is quite small and well-designed.
864 dory a flat-bottomed boat with high flaring sides, sharp bow, and deep V-shaped transom any spiny-finned marine teleost food fish of the family Zeidae, esp the John Dory, having a deep compressed body
865 enceinte another word for pregnant a boundary wall enclosing a defended area
866 flack one who provides publicity; especially : press agent Flack is another spelling of flak.
867 forearm to arm in advance : prepare : to prepare in advance or beforehand, esp. for difficulties our forearm is the part of your arm between your elbow and your wrist.
868 galilean of, relating to, or discovered by Galileo Galilei a person born or living in Galilee
869 gauntlet a glove worn with medieval armor to protect the hand any of various protective gloves used especially in industry
870 gland a specialized cell, group of cells, or organ of endothelial origin that selectively removes materials from the blood, concentrates or alters them, and secretes them for further use in the body or for elimination from the body any of various animal structures suggestive of glands though not secretory in function
871 hale free from defect, disease, or infirmity : sound; also : retaining exceptional health and vigor If you describe people, especially people who are old, as hale, you mean that they are healthy.
872 ho used especially to attract attention to something specified A ho is a prostitute or a woman who has many sexual partners.
873 hooker one that hooks drink
874 husky hoarse with or as if with emotion If someone’s voice is husky, it is low and rather rough, often in an attractive way.
875 it that one used as subject or direct object or indirect object of a verb or object of a preposition usually in reference to a lifeless thing, a plant, a person or animal whose sex is unknown or disregarded, a group of individuals or things, or an abstract entity —used as subject of an impersonal verb that expresses a condition or action without reference to an agent
876 kid a young person; especially : child often used as a generalized reference to one especially younger or less experienced a young goat
877 lamp any of various devices for producing light or sometimes heat: such as a vessel with a wick for burning an inflammable liquid (such as oil) to produce light
878 ley grassland, pasture arable land used temporarily for hay or grazing
879 loom A loom is a machine that is used for weaving thread into cloth. a frame or machine for interlacing at right angles two or more sets of threads or yarns to form a cloth If something looms over you, it appears as a large or unclear shape, often in a frightening way.
880 lute a stringed instrument having a large pear-shaped body, a vaulted back, a fretted fingerboard, and a head with tuning pegs which is often angled backward from the neck a mixture of cement and clay used to seal the joints between pipes, etc
881 mesic characterized by, relating to, or requiring a moderate amount of moisture relating to, or growing in conditions of medium water supply
882 mystery something not understood or beyond understanding : enigma a piece of fiction dealing usually with the solution of a mysterious crime
883 neat free from dirt and disorder : habitually clean and orderly marked by skill or ingenuity : adroit
884 noddle the head or brains the head; pate
885 paddymelon a South African cucurbitaceous vine, Cucumis myriocarpus, widely naturalized in Australia the melon-like fruit of this plant
886 pallet a straw-filled tick or mattress a small, hard, or temporary bed
887 parang a short sword, cleaver, or machete common in Malaysia and Indonesia a heavy knife used as a tool and weapon in Malaysia
888 ply to use or wield diligently to practice or perform diligently
889 purl gold or silver thread or wire for embroidering or edging the intertwisting of thread that knots a stitch usually along an edge
890 quid a pound sterling a piece of tobacco, suitable for chewing
891 rag a waste piece of cloth clothes usually in poor or ragged condition
892 reef a part of a sail taken in or let out in regulating size reduction in sail area by reefing
893 retort to pay or hurl back : return to make a reply to
894 rove to move aimlessly : roam to wander through or over
895 sate to supply beyond capacity or desire to satisfy (a desire or appetite) fully
896 scat to go away quickly to move fast : scoot
897 script something written : text an original or principal instrument or document
898 send to cause to go: such as to propel or throw in a particular direction
899 shag a shaggy tangled mass or covering (as of hair) long coarse or matted fiber, nap, or pile
900 slip to move with a smooth sliding motion to move quietly and cautiously : steal

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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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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