A word with the same spelling as another or others but with a different meaning and origin and, sometimes, a different pronunciation (Ex.: bow, the front part of a ship; bow, to bend; bow, a decorative knot)
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The definition of a homograph is a word that is spelled like another word or other words, but has a different meaning and sometimes sounds different.
An example of a homograph is evening, which is the time of day after the sun has set or making something level or flat.
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Origin of Homograph
From homo-, from Ancient Greek ὁμός (homos, “same”) + -graph, from Ancient Greek γράφος (graphos, “that which is written”).
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