Meaning of homonym
Pronunciation: (hom'u-nim), [key]
- homophone (def. 1).
- a word the same as another in sound and spelling but different in meaning, as chase “to pursue” and chase “to ornament metal.”
- (loosely) homograph.
- a namesake.
- a name given to a species or genus that has been assigned to a different species or genus and that is therefore rejected.
- homonym (Thesaurus)