Meaning of homograph


Pronunciation: (hom'u-graf", -gräf", hō'mu-), [key]
— n.
  1. a word of the same written form as another but of different meaning and usually origin, whether pronounced the same way or not, as bear “to carry; support” and bear “animal” or lead “to conduct” and lead “metal.”
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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