A Lackadaisical Lexicon for Laggard Logophiles
HOMONYM
[noun]
1. Phonetics: a word pronounced the same as another but differing in meaning, whether spelled the same way or not, as heir and air; a homophone.
2. a word that is both a homophone and a homograph, that is, exactly the same as another in sound and spelling but different in meaning, as chase “to pursue” and chase “to ornament metal.”
3. (loosely) 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;” a homograph.
4. Obsolete: a namesake.
5. Biology: a name given to a species or genus that has already been assigned to a different species or genus and that is therefore rejected.
Etymology: Latin homōnymum < Greek homṓnymon, neuter of homṓnymos - homonymous.

HOMONYM

[noun]

1. Phonetics: a word pronounced the same as another but differing in meaning, whether spelled the same way or not, as heir and air; a homophone.

2. a word that is both a homophone and a homograph, that is, exactly the same as another in sound and spelling but different in meaning, as chase “to pursue” and chase “to ornament metal.”

3. (loosely) 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;” a homograph.

4. Obsolete: a namesake.

5. Biology: a name given to a species or genus that has already been assigned to a different species or genus and that is therefore rejected.

Etymology: Latin homōnymum < Greek homṓnymon, neuter of homṓnymos - homonymous.

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