Many words have the same spelling and sound the same, but have different meanings. What are those words called?
#53139. Asked by ShakeyMikey. (Dec 14 04 9:57 PM)
Homophonous homographs, e.g. Pole (someone from Poland) and pole (long shaft). Heterophonous homonyms would be words like wind (rapidly moving air) and wind (turn).
[Dec 14 04 10:31 PM] gmackematix writes:
The dictionary is full of words with several meanings (even "meaning" can mean both significance and the intrepretation of the sense of a word.)
Slightly more interesting (for punsters at least) are homophones: http://www.cooper.com/alan/homonym_list.html
(As one entry - McG)
Dec 14 04, 10:17 PM
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