JS 3

English language


Homonyms, or multiple meaning words, are words that share the same spelling and the same pronunciation but have different meanings. For example, bear.

A bear (the animal) can bear (tolerate) very cold temperatures.

The driver turned left (opposite of right) and left (departed from) the main road.

Address – Address

I can give you the address of a good attorney.

That letter was addressed to me.

Band – Band

The band was playing old Beatles songs.

She always ties her hair back in a band.

Many insects are banded black and yellow.

Bat – Bat

I am afraid of bats.

It’s his first time at bat in the major leagues.

Match – Match

If you suspect a gas leak do not strike a match or use electricity.

Her fingerprints match those found at the scene of the crime.

Mean – Mean

What does this sentence mean?

He needed to find a mean between frankness and rudeness.

Right – Right

I’m sure I’m right.

Take a right turn at the intersection.

Ring – Ring

What a beautiful ring!

The children sat on the floor in a ring.

Rock – Rock

Komuro formed a rock band with some friends while in college.

To build the tunnel, they had to cut through 500 feet of solid rock.

Rose – Rose

She has a rose garden.

Sales rose by 20% over the Christmas period.

Spring – Spring

I’m sorry to spring it on you, but I’ve been offered another job.

He was born in the spring of 1944.

Stalk – Stalk

He ate the apple, stalk and all.

Snatching up my bag, I stalk out of the room.

Well – Well

The conference was very well organized.

The dog fell down a well.

Clip – Clip

They are clips from the new James Bond film.

The wire is held on with a metal clip.

Date – Date

The date on the letter was 30th August 1962.

She and Ron go to the park to date.

Drop – Drop

The apples are beginning to drop from the trees.

A single drop of blood splashed onto the floor.

Fly – Fly

A fly was buzzing against the window.

Let’s fly a kite.

Letter – Letter

There’s a letter for you.

“B” is the second letter of the alphabet.

Palm – Palm

He held the bird gently in the palm of his hand.

The coconut palm is a native of Malaysia.

Park – Park

We went for a walk in the park.

The tennis court is sometimes used as a car park.

Point – Point

He’s just saying that to prove a point.

Everything seemed to point in one direction.

Ruler – Ruler

I have a 12 inch ruler.

King Priam was a firm, but just ruler.

Saw – Saw

Saw is a tool that has a long blade with sharp points along one of its edges.

Last night, I saw a lovely girl.

Scale – Scale

They entertain on a large scale.

He somehow managed to scale the sheer outside wall of the tower.

Ship – Ship

There are two restaurants on board ship.

A new engine was shipped over from the US.

Sink – Sink

The ships sink to the bottom of the sea.

I felt chained to the kitchen sink.

Tie – Tie

He had to tie her hands together.

I wear a shirt and tie at work.

Trip – Trip

We went on a trip to the mountains.

Someone will trip over that cable.

Wave – Wave

Huge waves were breaking on the shore.

The people on the bus waved and we waved back.