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Homonyms and Homophones

 

                          HOMONYMS AND HOMOPHONES

Homonym is a word that sounds the same as another word but differs in meaning. Homonyms can refer to both homophones and homographs.

homophone is a word that is pronounced the same as another word but differs in meaning and is spelled differently.

Homographs are words with the same spelling but having more than one meaning.

Homonym– Example- see -sea

Homograph -Example- band- band

Study the meaning and spelling of the words

 

 

advice guidance advise recommend
 

ale

 

 alcoholic drink ail sick
alms charity arms  

part of the body

 

 

alter

 

change

 

altar

 

 

sacred place of worship

 

 

assent

 

agree ascent  

to climb

 

band a group banned prevented,

prohibited

bear animal,

to carry a weight

to tolerate

bare naked,

empty

expose

bail

 

freedom against secrecy ,   to bring out

 

bale a heap or a bundle, eg. cotton
birth give life to berth sleeping place
bridal pertaining to a bride bridle control
blue colour blew  

to use pressure ,air

 

 

break

destroy brake to put a stop to
bred brought up bread food
 

canvass

 

to ask for  to propagate, canvas a board for painting , material
cease stop seize  

to catch with force

 

course path, a sphere of study coarse rough
coat item of clothing put on ,

to cover

court an institution for justice,

to run after

 

council a group of persons counsel give advice
desert arid land no water, to leave dessert  

fruit taken after a meal

 

die come to an end dye to colour
dissent disagree descent  

climb down

 

dual  

two , double

duel  

fight between two

 

flour fine powder floor ground
foul bad fowl bird
 fair  honest, just,

light coloured,

a place where all goods are sold

 fare  cost of a ticket,

food

 

 

great

 

 big grate grate flour to fine powder , grate vegetables
hail greet hale strong wind and rain
hole opening whole full
hoard to collect horde large crowd
lessen decrease lesson something to study
loan lend, borrow lone single
 

mail

 

post male masculine
main most imp mien thick hair
maize corn maze confused, puzzle made of confusing paths
metal object mettle  

integrity ,strength

 

might possible mite a small amount
 

night

 

part of day , dark knight an important person
ore metal oar  pole to row a boat
pair two pear fruit, pare
pale lack of colour pail a bucket
peace calm piece small amount

portion

peak topmost point peek a small glance
plain simple plane vehicle of transport,

a flat surface

 

plays dramas/games place  

a location

 

pole  a  post poll survey
pour to distribute pore an opening in the body

to look with concentration

 

pray a petition prey  

to depend on

parasite

 

principal main person, main amount principle  

 

 

rule

 

 

 

 

prize

 

reward/ award price cost
rain down pour reign rule
rein control , a strap for controlling a horse
raise to heighten race  

a run , a      community

 

raze to destroy
rite a custom write to note
right correct right direction
role a part roll  a list,  to move around

 

sale to buy or sell sail  

 

to move forward

 

 

sell to make a deal cell  

a part of the body,

a small room in a prison

 

sight view site a place
cite to quote
 

sole

single soul  

atman : inner part, that which resides within

 

sore   angry soar  

fly high

 

sour bitter
stationery books, papers etc stationary  

still , no movement

 

 

steal

 

rob steel metal
story a tale storey  

part of a building

 

 

straight-

 

in one direction strait narrow
tale story tail to follow, an appendage at the back of the body
tied to bind tide to get over, a part of water
veil covering vale a place , a valley
wail to cry
vine grape creeper wine a drink
whine to complain
vile wicked while during
wait to expect something to happen weight  

 

measure

 

 

waste  unwanted, unnecessary, useless waist  

part of the body

 

wave ripple on the sea

surge in activity

moving the hand

waive to give up something

to refrain from

 

weak not strong week days
whole full or complete hole an opening
yoke  to tie yolk Inner part of egg

 

Make sentences with the words .

Bring out your creativity..

This is a tale of a cat without a tail.

Don’t whine for wine.

I want to see the sea.

You can sell the cell.

The robber wanted to steal the steel box.

It’s not right to follow rites in a blind fashion.

He was the lone individual to take a loan.

 

 

 

 

 


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