Definition of homonym noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈhɒmənɪm//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhɑːmənɪm//
, NAmE//ˈhoʊmənɪm//
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a word that is spelt 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’ Wordfinderconnotation, definition, dictionary, homonym, meaning, pronunciation, spelling, synonym, vocabulary, word See related entries: Grammar Word Originlate 17th cent.: via Latin from Greek homōnumon, neuter of homōnumos ‘having the same name’, from homos ‘same’ + onoma ‘name’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: homonym