Definition of Homograph
1. One of two or more words spelled alike but different in meaning or derivation or pronunciation (such as the bow of a ship, a bow and arrow).
What is a Homograph?
A homograph is a word that is spelled the same but has different meanings. One example is bass, which can be a deep voice or tone, and a kind of fish. Another is present, which can be a noun (being a gift); a verb (as to offer); or an adjective, as someone or something is in the place it’s meant to be.
10 Common Homographs
1. Axes: The plural of ax or axe / The plural of axis
2. Bat: A piece of sporting equipment used in softball / A winged mammal
3. Compound: To combine or mix / An enclosed area with a building or group of buildings
4. Desert: A hot, arid region / To leave a place
5. Evening: The period of a day from the end of the afternoon to the beginning of night / Making something more even
6. Fine: Something sharp / Something very good/ Something delicate / A sum of money paid to settle a matter
7. Incense: A substance that produces a pleasant fragrance when burned / To infuriate or make someone vangry
8. Lead:To go first with followers / A type of metal
9. Object: Something you can see or touch / To be opposed to something
10. Produce: To create or make something / Fruits and vegetables
11. Refuse:Garbage / To reject or decline to accept
12. Row: Using oars to propel a boat / A line of something / A fight between parties
13. Second: A base unit of time / What comes after first
14. Tear: To pull something a part or to pieces with force / A drop of water from the eye
15. Wind: To turn something / The flow of gases on a large scale