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homonym

a word the same as another in sound and spelling but different in meaning such as light, meaning either illumination or of little weight
Not to be confused with:
homographs – words that are spelled identically but may or may not share a pronunciation, such as sow (so) meaning to scatter seed, and sow (sou) meaning an adult female swine
homophones – words that sound alike whether or not they are spelled differently: holy and wholly
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hom·o·nym

 (hŏm′ə-nĭm′, hō′mə-)
n.
1. One of two or more words that have the same sound and often the same spelling but differ in meaning, such as bank (embankment) and bank (place where money is kept).
2.
a. A word used to designate several different things.
b. A namesake.
3. Biology A taxonomic name identical to one previously applied to a different species or other taxon and therefore unacceptable in its new use.

[Latin homōnymum, from Greek homōnumon, from neuter of homōnumos, homonymous; see homonymous.]

hom′o·nym′ic adj.
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homonym

(ˈhɒmənɪm)
n
1. (Linguistics) one of a group of words pronounced or spelt in the same way but having different meanings. Compare homograph, homophone
2. a person with the same name as another
3. (Biology) biology a name for a species or genus that should be unique but has been used for two or more different organisms
[C17: from Latin homōnymum, from Greek homōnumon, from homōnumos of the same name; see homo-, -onym]
ˌhomoˈnymic, hoˈmonymous adj
ˌhomoˈnymity, hoˈmonymy n
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hom•o•nym

(ˈhɒm ə nɪm)

n.
2. a word the same as another in sound and spelling but different in meaning, as chase “to pursue” and chase “to ornament metal.”
4. a namesake.
[1635–45; < Latin homōnymum < Greek homṓnymon, neuter of homṓnymos homonymous]
hom`o•nym′ic, adj.
syn: homonym, homophone, and homograph designate words that are identical to other words in spelling or pronunciation, or both, while differing from them in meaning and usu. in origin. homophones are words that sound alike, whether or not they are spelled differently. The words pear “fruit,” pare “cut off,” and pair “two of a kind” are homophones that are different in spelling; bear “carry; support” and bear “animal” are homophones that are spelled alike. homographs are words that are spelled identically but may or may not share a pronunciation. Spruce “tree” and spruce “neat” are homographs, but so are row (rō) “line” and row (rou) “fight” as well as sewer (so̅o̅′ər) “conduit for waste” and sewer (sō′ər) “person who sews.” homonyms are, in the strictest sense, both homophones and homographs, alike in spelling and pronunciation, as the two forms bear. homonym, however, is used more frequently than homophone, a technical term, when referring to words with the same pronunciation without regard to spelling. homonym is also used as a synonym of homograph. Thus, it has taken on a broader scope than either of the other two terms and is often the term of choice in a nontechnical context.
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homonym

A word with the same sound (and sometimes the same spelling) as another word but with a different meaning.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.homonym - two words are homonyms if they are pronounced or spelled the same way but have different meanings
word - a unit of language that native speakers can identify; "words are the blocks from which sentences are made"; "he hardly said ten words all morning"
homograph - two words are homographs if they are spelled the same way but differ in meaning (e.g. fair)
homophone - two words are homophones if they are pronounced the same way but differ in meaning or spelling or both (e.g. bare and bear)
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Translations
homonymum
enslydende ord
homonim
homonima
eins-/samhljóîa
同音異義語同音語
homonimas
homonīms
homonymum
homonym
eş seslisesdeş

homonym

[ˈhɒmənɪm] Nhomónimo m
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homonym

nHomonym nt
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homonym

[ˈhɒmənɪm] nomonimo
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homonym

(ˈhomənim) noun
a word having the same sound as another word, but a different meaning. The words `there' and `their' are homonyms.
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References in classic literature ?
The Chevalier de Valois of Alencon was accepted by the highest aristocracy of the province as a genuine Valois; and he distinguished himself, like the rest of his homonyms, by excellent manners, which proved him a man of society.
"With 'basher' meaning grater in Arabic and 'bashar' as a homonym meaning people, I wanted to create something that would capture and reflect the thousands of various families, homes and kitchen tables that these graters touched.
This creature of the sea is called "bao yu," which is homonym to the words "to carry surplus." Similar to eating fish, eating abalone is believed to bring abundance.
In China it is a symbol for happiness and good fortune as well as a homonym for the word "abundance," which makes it even more ideal for the season.
The Chinese character "han" is a homonym having two meanings a one means "cold," the other "Korea." Later they used the Chinese character meaning Korea to refer to the phenomenal success of Korean dramas and music in China.
The original name ceed is a homonym of the world seed ndash a seed of the Kia car make sown in Europe.
After that change, they argued that the Cuban association name is an earlier homonym of Sarcocornietum perennis described for the Canary Islands (Fernandez & Santos, 1984).
Therefore, each sense of a homonym will be independently represented.
The word March is derived from Mars, the Roman god of war, and has nothing to do with its homonym.
They can import information of products where the author uses his/her ORCID identification, and it has audits on the application of a product identified with the DOI by more than a homonym author.
The offending text describes the relationship between Sakis the electrician and Aleka, and is meant to introduce students to homonym -- i.e.