Definition of Homograph

1. Noun. Two words are homographs if they are spelled the same way but differ in meaning (e.g. fair).

Generic synonyms: Homonym



Definition of Homograph

1. n. One of two or more words identical in orthography, but having different derivations and meanings; as, fair, n., a market, and fair, a., beautiful.

Definition of Homograph

1. Noun. A word that is spelled the same as another but has a different meaning and usually a different etymology. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Homograph

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Homograph

1. One of two or more words identical in orthography, but having different derivations and meanings; as, fair, a market, and fair, beautiful. Origin: Gr. "omografos with the same letters; "omos the same + grafein to write. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Homograph

homogenously
homogentisic acid
homogentisic acid oxidase
homogeny
homoglycan
homoglycans
homoglyph
homoglyphs
homogonies
homogonous
homogony
homograft
homograft reaction
homografts
homograph (current term)
homographic
homographs
homography
homoheptamer
homoheptameric
homoheptamers
homohexamer
homohexameric
homohexamers
homoi-
homoiconic
homoiconicity
homoimerous
homoio-

Literary usage of Homograph

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Journal of Natural Philosophy, Chemistry and the Arts by William Nicholson (1810)
"Lieutenant Spratt't homograph; 14. Mr. White's improved File for Letters, Receipts, &c. ; 15. ... homograph ..."

2. Retrospect of Philosophical, Mechanical, Chemical, and Agricultural Discoveries (1811)
"homograph, or Method of Communication by Signals, on Sea or Land. By, Mr. JAMES SPRAIT. Ibid. 1. MR. ..."

3. Quaternions and Projective Geometry by Charles Jasper Joly (1903)
"(531), and not a point ; aud as in Art. 112 the homograph of a line </ + xq is a ... Thus, when the line is a chord of the critical curve, its homograph is ..."

4. The Emporium of Arts and Sciences by John Redman Coxe (1812)
"IIR—I acknowledge the receipt of your letter respect my homograph, and beg leave to express the high ise I entertain of its having been noticed by so ..."

5. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English Usage by Inc. Merriam-Webster (1994)
"But be aware that many writers other than those involved in real estate will sometimes use them interchangeably. home in on See HONE IN ON. homograph, ..."

6. The Monthly Review by Ralph Griffiths (1811)
"Of these two animal telegraphs, the ' preference as to effect must be awarded to that of Mr. Spencer ; though, for conversing at a distance, the homograph ..."

7. A Compendium of Irish Biography: Comprising Sketches of Distinguished by Alfred Webb (1878)
"Spratt, James, inventor of the " homograph," a commander in the Royal Navy, was born at Harold's Cross, near Dublin, 3rd May 1771. ..."

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