Before knowing Homographs we need to know what Homonyms are?
Homonyms are a combination of 2 syllables Homo and nyms. Homo means the same and nyms mean name. Homonyms are the same in spelling and pronunciation but have different meanings.
Homonyms are further divided into two parts.
Today we will learn what homographs with examples.
What is a homograph?
Homograph is made of two words [ Homo + graph ]. Homo means the same and graph means writing, combining them becomes words having the same writing or we can say the same spelling. So they have common spelling but they are different in some way.
What does it mean?
There are words in English that have same spelling, but have completely different sounds and meanings. These words are called homographs.
Let’s look into the examples of homograph to make things clear:-
|I live in Mumbai.||She performs at Fossils live event in Delhi.|
|He lives with his mother.||The match will be telecasted live today.|
Now we can see two totally different meanings of words spelled the same, but have different sounds So they are called homographs.
Let’s look into another examples:-
|I will be there in a minute.||That’s a very minute amount.|
Both words are spelled same but their meanings are totally different.
The word minute refers to time and the other word minute means very little.
Lets see more examples:-
The wind howled about the building.
Wind your watch
My home is close to the temple
The meeting was closed after Sachin’s speech.
Lead is poisonous for animals.
He leads his team.
The train will arrive at 7am.
He trains for the Olympics.
Miss Radhika is employee of the year.
I miss you so much.
Maybe he will come tomorrow.
His exam will start in may.
I object, your honor.
The object is moving.
He bowed his head and said welcome.
The ship’s bow looks gorgeous.
I am afraid of bats.
Rohit batted for the first time in the t-20 league.
I worked for a bank.
He jumped up and went to the opposite bank.
She was sitting at the bar.
I ate three bars of chocolate.
This area of the country is mostly desert.
The Village was deserted.
Always look left and right before you cross the road.
The plane left for Singapore last night.
There’s a letter for you.
A,E,I,O,U these five letters are vowel.
We used to live in London.
The club has live music most nights
I’ll be back in a few minutes.
You’d better minute that point.
I read a lot of novels.
What a novel idea.
I’m sure I’m right.
Take a right turn at the intersection.
What a beautiful ring.
I’ll ring you up later.
Headaches may be a sign of stress.
You forgot to sign the cheque.
He had to tie her hands together.
I wear a white shirt and black tie at work.
I like watching TV every night.
I glanced at my watch.
I’m working for a firm of accountants.
These peaches are still firm.
Apply was buzzing against the window.
Let’s fly a kite.
I’ll tear the package open.
She left the room in tears.
I play bass in a jazz band.
Fresh sea bass is a great delicacy.
Cairo is the capital of Egypt.
Write your name in capital letters.
Her heart was pounding in her chest.
In our family, we should have a Medicine Chest.
I can speak French fluently.
We drank a can of Coke each.
She lives in a commune.
It is a place to commune with other person.
The area is beautiful in the fall.
The rain was falling steadily.
Bark is the layer of stems and roots of woody plants.
The dog is barking.
Jenny is beating his younger brother.
He likes to listen beat music.
Cell means chemical reactions electronic circuits.
These are the Neuron Cells.
Cricket is a game of sports.
The insect’s name was Cricket.
We are enjoying the fair.
Mary has fair skin.
We are fans of Marvel.
The fan is moving so fast.
We all are fine as usual.
The fine is 2000 rupees for breaking traffic rules.
He is ironing his T-shirt.
To build a house iron is mandatory.
She is lie in the sand ground of Goa beach.
The employee was lie to his boss.
They lift up the Barbell.
1st floor lift is not working.
She has colorful nails in her hand.
He uses a lot of nails to attach the ply.
I am writing a note for my sister.
He brings a 2000 rupees note with him.
Heart is an organ of our body.
I can play this organ right.
The Nun read Jonny’s palm and predicted him.
I have 12 palm trees in my garden.
The seal eats only fish items.
He is sealing the room.
I have a joyful spirit in the evening.
The evil’s other name is spirit.
A coin has two sides head & tail.
When dogs like someone wag his tails.
The trunk is so old but I love it’s design.
The Elephant has a trunk.
A big wave has coming over
Jimmy waved goodbye.
Now, we have basic knowledge about Homograph.