The definition of homonymous refers to two words that are spelled or said the same but that have different meanings.
The words glasses (to mean drinking glasses) and glasses (to mean eye glasses) are an example of words which would be described as homonymous.
- of, or having the nature of, a homonym
- having the same name
- Having the same name.
- Of the nature of a homonym; homonymic.
Origin of homonymousFrom Latin hom&omacron;nymus, from Greek hom&omacron;numos : homo-, homo- + onuma, name; see n&obremac;-men- in Indo-European roots.