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Definition of homonym noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

homonym

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˈhɑmənɪm//
 
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a word that is spelled like another word (or pronounced like it) but which has a different meaning, for example can meaning “be able” and can meaning “put something in a container”
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: homonym