Special Sub-Topic: Double Meaning Words
|What word can be defined as both A) A type of flower, and B) Ascended?|
Rose. "Rose" is the past tense of "Rise". The flower name comes to us from the Latin "Rosa".
|What word means both "Sacred" and "Surmise"?
Divine. Divine also means "Excellent".
|Which word defines both A) Ponder moodily, and B) Children of the household?
Brood. Brood also means "To sit upon and incubate".(Only a real chicken would do something like that!)
|If I am a word describing a layer of mammalian fat, and also a word meaning "utter sobbingly", what word am I?|
Blubber. It's interesting to note that both definitions come from Middle English. (Bluber and Blubren).
|What single word defines both relatively low temperatures and a viral infection?|
cold. Cold has several other meanings including "aloof" and "lacking freshness".
|What word means both "Sore" and "To present for acceptance"?|
Tender. Tender can also relate to "affection". This particular word is not in my mother-in-law's vocabulary!
|What word represents both a European nobleman and "Be of importance"?|
Count. A third meaning is "To list numbers in a progressive sequence".
|"A specific annual time division" and "Enhance flavor of food" both define what word?|
Season. When animals are ready to mate they are said to be "in season".
|Which word do "Type of furnace" and "Move slowly and steadily" both define?|
Forge. Another definition--Falsely signing someone else's name on a check or document.
|Which single word can be used to define both "Seashore" and "Move or behave aimlessly"? |
Coast. To "Coast" also means to take the easy way out of a task or situation.
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