Homonym/Homophone/Homograph

Homonym means either:

A word that is spelled like another but has a different sound and meaning (Homograph); a word that sounds like another but has a different spelling and meaning (Homophone)

OR

A word that is spelled and pronounced like another but has a different meaning (Homograph and Homophone)

A Homograph is a word that has the same spelling as another word but has a different sound and a different meaning:

lead (to go in front of)

lead (a metal)

wind (to follow a course that is not straight)

wind (a gust of air)

bass (low, deep sound)

bass (a type of fish)

A Homophone is a word that has the same sound as another word but is spelled differently and has a different meaning:

to/two/too

pray/prey

plain,plane

genes,jeans

deer,dear

their,there

here,hear

die,dye

right,write

http://www.cooper.com/alan/homonym_list.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homonym

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