Homonym Definition

hŏmə-nĭm, hōmə-
homonyms
noun
A word with the same pronunciation as another but with a different meaning, origin, and, usually, spelling (Ex.: bore and boar); homophone.
Webster's New World
A word used to designate several different things.
American Heritage
A homograph.
Webster's New World
A namesake.
American Heritage
Either of two people with the same name; namesake.
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Homonym

Noun

Singular:
homonym
Plural:
homonyms

Origin of Homonym

  • Latin homōnymum from Greek homōnumon from neuter of homōnumos homonymous homonymous

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • homo- +‎ -onym

    From Wiktionary

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