- of, or having the nature of, a homonym
- having the same name
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.
- Having the same name.
- Of the nature of a homonym; homonymic.
Origin of homonymousFrom Latin homōnymus from Greek homōnumos homo- homo- onuma name ; see nō-men- in Indo-European roots.
- SOUND, 1 subjectively the sense impression of the organ of 1 " Sound " is an interesting example of the numerous homonymous words in the English language.
- Yusuf at the head of 2000 Syrians against Ibn Zobair in Mecca, and despatched a messenger toTariq b.'Amr, who 1 Formerly the capital of the homonymous province of Syria; it lies a day's march west from Haleb (Aleppo).
- Thus it cannot be doubted that the king Vishtaspa, who received Zoroasters doctrine and protected him, must have ruled in eastern Iran: though strangely enough scholars can still be found to identify him with the homonymous Persian Hystaspes, the father of Darius.
- MEAN, an homonymous word, the chief uses of which may be divided thus.