[ hom-uh-graf, -grahf, hoh-muh- ]
/ ˈhɒm əˌgræf, -ˌgrɑf, ˈhoʊ mə- /
a word of the same written form as another but of different meaning and usually origin, whether pronounced the same way or not, as bear1 “to carry; support” and bear2 “animal” or lead1 “to conduct” and lead2 “metal.”
What’s The Difference Between A Homograph, Homonym, And Homophone?These words are often tossed around by teachers and linguists. What do they really mean? The prefix homo- comes from the Greek word homós which meant “one and the same.” So all of these words describe some types of sameness. Homographs are words that are spelled alike, but have different meanings and sometimes different pronunciations. The root graph comes from the Greek word meaning “drawn …
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Origin of homograph
SYNONYMS FOR homograph
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/ (ˈhɒməˌɡræf, -ˌɡrɑːf) /
one of a group of words spelt in the same way but having different meaningsCompare heteronym
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1810, a method of signaling, from homo- (1) "same" + -graph "something written." Meaning "a word of identical spelling with another, but of different origin and meaning, is from 1873. Related: Homographic; homography.
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