One of two or more words that have the same spelling but differ in origin, meaning, and sometimes pronunciation, such as fair (pleasing in appearance) and fair (market) or wind (wĭnd) and wind (wīnd).
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.
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)
Origin of homograph
- From homo-, from Ancient Greek ὁμός (homos, “same”) + -graph, from Ancient Greek γράφος (graphos, “that which is written”).