List of true homonyms

Homonyms, broadly defined, are words that are spelled the same and pronounced the same as each other, and yet have different meanings. The category is somewhat subjective because words sometimes have related meanings that differ only very slightly. Some authors use the term more broadly, to refer to homographs (words spelled the same as each other but pronounced differently) and homophones (words spelled differently but pronounced the same). Other authors, such as the Oxford English Dictionary, use the term more narrowly, referring only to words that have different meanings and different origins, excluding a number of words with related meanings.

  1. address
  2. arm
  3. back
  4. bank
  5. bark
  6. base
  7. bat
  8. beam
  9. beams
  10. bear
  11. board
  12. bolt
  13. book
  14. bore
  15. bow
  16. box
  17. break
  18. bustier
  19. cabinet
  20. can
  21. case
  22. cast
  23. cave
  24. chair
  25. change
  26. check
  27. chicken
  28. chip
  29. circular
  30. clear
  31. cleave
  32. close
  33. club
  34. command
  35. content
  36. cool
  37. cordial
  38. current
  39. crane
  40. dance
  41. dear
  42. deck
  43. down
  44. duck
  45. dust
  46. employ
  47. entrance
  48. even
  49. evening
  50. exact
  51. fair
  52. fall
  53. fast
  54. fat
  55. fathom
  56. fawn
  57. file
  58. fine
  59. fire
  60. firm
  61. fish
  62. flat
  63. fly
  64. fold
  65. foot
  66. force
  67. forearm
  68. forearms
  69. former
  70. forte
  71. found
  72. founder
  73. frank
  74. fray
  75. fret
  76. frieze
  77. fritter
  78. frizz
  79. frizzle
  80. frog
  81. fry
  82. fudge
  83. funny
  84. furrier
  85. fuzz
  86. gab
  87. gad
  88. gaff
  89. gage
  90. gale
  91. gall
  92. gam
  93. gauntlet
  94. general
  95. gig
  96. gill
  97. gills
  98. gimp
  99. gin
  100. glass
  101. gloss
  102. glossy
  103. glower
  104. gob
  105. goose
  106. gore
  107. graft
  108. grand
  109. grave
  110. graves
  111. graze
  112. groom
  113. gross
  114. grouper
  115. grouse
  116. gull
  117. gum
  118. hack
  119. hail
  120. halt
  121. hatch
  122. haze
  123. heaven
  124. heel
  125. hide
  126. hind
  127. hinder
  128. hip
  129. hold
  130. hood
  131. horn
  132. host
  133. hot
  134. hue
  135. husky
  136. inferior
  137. insult
  138. iron
  139. jade
  140. jag
  141. jam
  142. jar
  143. jay
  144. jeer
  145. jerk
  146. jet
  147. jetty
  148. jib
  149. jumper
  150. junk
  151. journey
  152. just
  153. ken
  154. key
  155. kid
  156. kind
  157. know
  158. lap
  159. lark
  160. last
  161. lead
  162. leading
  163. leads
  164. learned
  165. left
  166. let
  167. letter
  168. light
  169. live
  170. long
  171. lower
  172. lowered
  173. lowering
  174. lowers
  175. lie
  176. lying
  177. lies
  178. line
  179. man
  180. match
  181. may
  182. mead
  183. mean
  184. mine
  185. mole
  186. mortar
  187. murder
  188. nail
  189. object
  190. objective
  191. order
  192. park
  193. peddle
  194. pick
  195. pile
  196. pitcher
  197. play
  198. plaque
  199. point
  200. pole
  201. pound
  202. pot
  203. quarry
  204. read
  205. reign
  206. remote
  207. reticule
  208. right
  209. rock
  210. rocket
  211. rose
  212. routed
  213. routing
  214. row
  215. saw
  216. scale
  217. seal
  218. second
  219. seek
  220. serve
  221. set
  222. show
  223. shower
  224. sick
  225. sign
  226. sing
  227. sink
  228. sock
  229. sow
  230. space
  231. spring
  232. spruce
  233. square
  234. stalk
  235. stall
  236. stud
  237. suit
  238. tank
  239. tear
  240. tender
  241. tie
  242. tire
  243. trip
  244. trivial
  245. tongue
  246. trunk
  247. valence
  248. valences
  249. wave
  250. watch
  251. well
  252. wind
  253. wound
  254. worsted
  255. yard
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