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Homonyms Vocabulary: All Words List


The English language has an exceptional contrast between spelling and pronunciation called "homonyms", a word that has the same pronunciation and spelling but different meanings and is spelled the same way. 

The homonym vocabulary comes from the prefix homo- which means "the same," and the suffix -nym, which means "name."

Therefore, a homonym is a word that has at least two different meanings, even though all uses look and sound exactly alike.


Homogeneous vocabulary


Here are all the words:


1. Bark

A: The tough protective outer sheath of the trunk, branches, and twigs of a tree or woody shrub. noun

    • This is a tree bark.

B: (of a dog or other animal) emit a bark.  verb

    • A dog barked at her.

2. Nails

A: A small metal spike with a broadened flat head, driven typically into wood with a hammer to join things together or to serve as a peg or hook. noun

  • I need a hammer and nails.

B: A horny covering on the upper surface of the tip of the finger and toe in humans and other primates. noun

  • She cleaned her nails.

C: Fasten to a surface or to something else with a nail or nails. verb

  • Have you nailed the photo?

3. Jam

A: An instance of a machine or thing seizing or becoming stuck. noun

  • Paper jams.
B: An awkward situation or predicament. noun
  • I'm in a jam.

C: A sweet spread or preserve made from fruit and sugar boiled to a thick consistency. noun

  • With sugar or strawberry jam.

D: Squeeze or pack tightly into a specified space. verb

  • Four of us were jammed in one compartment.

E: Become or make unable to move or work due to a part seizing or becoming stuck. verb

  • The photocopier jammed.

F: Improvise with other musicians, especially in jazz or blues. informal verb

  • The opportunity to jam with Atlanta blues musicians.

4. Pool

A: A small area of still water, typically one formed naturally.

  • Pool area. noun

B: A supply of vehicles or goods available for use when needed. noun

  • The oldest vehicle in the motor pool.

C: A group of contestants who compete against each other in a tournament for the right to advance to the next round. noun

  • The sides in Pool A.

D: An arrangement, illegal in many countries, between competing parties to fix prices or rates and share business in order to eliminate competition. noun

  • Pool arrangements by the competing networks reduce individual costs.

E: (of water or another liquid) form a pool on the ground or another surface. verb

  • The water pooled behind the room.

F: (of two or more people or organizations) put (money or other assets) into a common fund. verb

  • They entered a contract to pool any gains and invest them profitably.

5. Mine

A: A hole in the ground where people dig out coal, gold, etc. noun

  • A copper mine.

B: A bomb hidden in the ground or water that explodes when it is touched. noun

  • He was killed when he drove over a mine.

C: To remove solid substances such as coal, gold, etc. from the ground so that they can be used. verb

  • Tin was mined in this area for hundreds of years.

D: The thing or things belonging to the person who is speaking or writing. pronoun

  • Whose book is this? "It,s mine".

6. Bolt

A: A long, narrow piece of metal that you slide across the inside of a door or window in order to lock it. noun

  • He slid back the bolt on the door.

B: A piece of metal like a thick nail without a point which is used with a circle of metal (= a nut) to fasten things together. noun

  • Nuts and bolts.

C: Bolt of lightning a sudden flash of lightning in the sky, appearing as a line. noun

  • A lightning bolt.

D: Fasten (a door or window) with a bar that slides into a socket. verb

  • All the doors were locked and bolted.

E: (of a horse or other animal) run away suddenly out of control. verb

  • The horses shied and bolted.

F: Eat or swallow (food) quickly. verb

  • It is normal for puppies to bolt down their food.

7. Season 

A: Any of the four main periods of the year: spring, summer, autumn and winter. noun

  • Now most places in the world have four seasons.

B: Add salt, herbs, pepper, or other spices to (food). verb

  • Season the soup to taste with salt and pepper.

C: Make (wood) suitable for use as timber by adjusting its moisture content to that of the environment in which it will be used. verb

  • I collect and season most of my wood.

8. Novel

A: A fictitious prose narrative of book length, typically representing character and action with some degree of realism. noun

  • The novels of Jane Austen.

B: New or unusual in an interesting way. adjective

  • A novel approach to solving a problem.

9. Draft

A: A preliminary version of a piece of writing. noun

  • The first draft of the party's manifesto.

B: A current of cool air in a room or other confined space. noun

  • Heavy curtains at the windows cut out drafts.

C: A single act of drinking or inhaling. noun

  • She downed the remaining beer in one draft.

D: The depth of water needed to float a ship. noun

  • The shallow draft enabled her to get close to shore.

E: Prepare a preliminary version of (a document). verb

  • I drafted a letter of resignation.

F: Select (a person or group of people) and bring them somewhere for a certain purpose. verb

  • He was drafted to help with the task force on best safety practices."

G: Denoting beer or other drink that is kept in and served from a barrel or tank rather than from a bottle or can. adjective

  • Draft beer.

H: Denoting an animal used for pulling heavy loads. adjective

  • "Draft oxen."

10. Squash

A: A state of being squeezed or forced into a small or restricted space. noun

  • It was a tight squash but he didn't seem to mind.

B: A game in which two players use rackets to hit a small, soft rubber ball against the walls of a closed court. noun

  • I love to play Squash.

C: An edible gourd, the flesh of which may be cooked and eaten as a vegetable. noun

  • I love to cook Squash.

D: Crush or squeeze (something) with force so that it becomes flat, soft, or out of shape. verb

  • Wash and squash the cans for the recycling bin.

11. Buckle

A: A flat, typically rectangular frame with a hinged pin, used for joining the ends of a belt or strap. noun

  • Where did you get that Buckle in your belt?

B: Fasten with a buckle. verb

  • He buckled his belt.

C: Bend and give way under a weight or force. verb

  • The bridge started shaking and then it began to buckle.

12. Current

A: A body of water or air moving in a definite direction, especially through a surrounding body of water or air in which there is less movement. noun

  • Ocean currents.

B: Belonging to the present time; happening or being used or done now. adjective

  • Current events.

13. Harbor

A: A place on the coast where vessels may find shelter, especially one protected from rough water by piers, jetties, and other artificial structures. noun

  • They enjoyed fishing in the harbor.

B: Keep (a thought or feeling, typically a negative one) in one's mind, especially secretly. verb

  • She started to harbor doubts about the wisdom of their journey.

C: Shelter or hide (a criminal or wanted person). verb

  • He was suspected of harboring an escaped prisoner.

D: (of a ship or its crew) moor in a harbor. verb

  • He might have harbored in San Francisco.

14. Hatch

A: An opening of restricted size allowing for passage from one area to another. noun

  • A cargo hatch.

B: A newly hatched brood. noun

  • A hatch of mayflies.

C: (of an egg) open and produce a young animal. verb

  • Eggs need to be put in a warm place to hatch.

D: Conspire to devise (a plot or plan). verb

  • The little plot that you and Sylvia hatched up last night.

E: (in fine art and technical drawing) shade (an area) with closely drawn parallel lines. verb

  • The unused space has been hatched with lines.

15. Racket

A: A type of bat with a round or oval frame strung with catgut, nylon, etc., used especially in tennis, badminton, and squash. noun

  • A squash racket.

B: A loud unpleasant noise; a din. noun

  • he kids were making a racket.

C: An illegal or dishonest scheme for obtaining money. informal noun

  • A protection racket.

D: Make a loud unpleasant noise. verb

  • Trains racketed by.

16. Crane

A: A large, tall machine used for moving heavy objects by suspending them from a projecting arm or beam. noun

  • A dockside crane.

B: A tall, long-legged, long-necked bird, typically with white or gray plumage and often with tail plumes and patches of bare red skin on the head. Cranes are noted for their elaborate courtship dances. noun

  • That bird is a crane.

C: Stretch out one's body or neck in order to see something. verb

  • She craned forward to look more clearly.

E: Move (a heavy object) with a crane. verb

  • The wheelhouse module is craned into position on the hull."

17. Date

A: A particular day of the month or year. noun

  • What's the date today?" "It's the fifth of June.

B: A romantic meeting when two people go out somewhere. noun

  • He asked her out on a date.
C: A time when something has been arranged to happen. noun
  • Let's make a date to have lunch.

D: To write or print the day’s date on something. verb

  • Thank you for your letter dated 30 August.

E: To regularly spend time with someone you have a romantic relationship with. verb

  • They dated for five years before they got married.

18. Engaged

A: Busy; occupied. adjective

  • I told him I was otherwise engaged.

B: Having formally agreed to marry. adjective

  • She was engaged to a lecturer.

19. Foil

A: Metal hammered or rolled into a thin flexible sheet, used chiefly for covering or wrapping food. noun

  • Aluminum foil.

B: A person or thing that contrasts with and so emphasizes and enhances the qualities of another. noun

  • The earthy taste of grilled vegetables is a perfect foil for the tart bite of creamy goat cheese.

C: Prevent (something considered wrong or undesirable) from succeeding. verb

  • A brave policewoman foiled the armed robbery.

20. Leaves

A: A flattened structure of a higher plant, typically green and blade-like, that is attached to a stem directly or via a stalk. noun

  • Many of the trees had lost their leaves.

B: Have as (a surviving relative) after one's death. verb

  • He leaves a wife and three children.

21. Net

A: Something made with many holes in it, for example for catching fish, or for sports. noun

  • A fishing net.

B: A net amount of money has had costs such as tax taken away from it. noun

  • What was your net gain for the year?

22. Point

A: The tapered, sharp end of a tool, weapon, or other object. noun

  • The point of his dagger.

B: A particular spot, place, or position in an area or on a map, object, or surface. noun

  • Turn left at the point where you see a sign to Apple Grove.

C: A single item or detail in an extended discussion, list, or text. noun

  • You ignore a number of important points.

D: (in sports and games) a mark or unit of scoring. noun

  • He scored 13 of his team's final 19 points against Houston.

E: A narrow piece of land jutting out into a lake or ocean. noun

  • The boat came around the point.

F: The extremities of an animal, typically a horse or cat, such as the face, paws, and tail of a Siamese cat. noun

  • A pure white dog with black points.

G: The action or position of a dog in pointing. noun

  • A bird dog on point.

H: Direct someone's attention toward something by extending one's finger or something held in one's hand. verb

  • The boys were nudging each other and pointing at me.

I: Give force or emphasis to (words or actions). verb

  • He wouldn't miss the opportunity to point a moral.

J: Extend (the toes or feet) in line with the leg by tensing the foot and ankle in such a way as to form a point. verb

  • Reach up with your arms and point your toes.

K: Fill in or repair the joints of (brickwork, a brick structure, or tiling) with smoothly finished mortar or cement. verb

  • The bricks have been poorly pointed.

L: Give a sharp, tapered point to. verb

  • He twisted and pointed his mustache.

23. Right

A: The right side of your body, or the direction towards this side. noun

  • You'll find her in the second room on the right.

B: Something that the law allows you to do. noun

  • The right to vote.

C: Morally good behaviour. noun

  • She knows the difference between right and wrong. 

D: Restore to a normal or upright position. verb

  • We righted the capsized dinghy.

E: Restore to a normal or correct state. verb

  • Righting the economy demanded major cuts in defence spending.

F: Used to indicate agreement or to acknowledge a statement or order. verb

  • Barry's here. "Oh, right".

G: Morally good, justified, or acceptable. adjective

  • I hope we're doing the right thing.

H: True or correct as a fact. adjective

  • I'm not sure I know the right answer.

I: In a satisfactory, sound, or normal state or condition. adjective

  • That sausage doesn't smell right.

J: On, towards, or relating to the side of a human body or of a thing that is to the east when the person or thing is facing north. adjective

  • My right elbow.

K: Complete; absolute (used for emphasis). Informal British adjective

  • I felt a right idiot.

L: Favouring conservative or reactionary views. adjective

  • Are you politically right, left, or centre?

M: To the furthest or most complete extent or degree (used for emphasis). adverb

  • The car spun right off the track.

N: Correctly. adverb

  • He had guessed right.

O: On or to the right side. adverb

  • Turn right off the B1269.

24. Rose

A: A stylized representation of the flower in heraldry or decoration, typically with five petals (especially as a national emblem of England). noun

  • The Tudor rose.

B: A warm pink or light crimson color. noun

  • The rose and gold of dawn.

C: Any light pink wine, colored by only brief contact with red grape skins. noun

  • A glass of rose.

25. Type

A: A category of people or things having common characteristics. noun

  • This type of heather grows better in a drier habitat.

B: A person or thing symbolizing or exemplifying the ideal or defining characteristics of something. noun

  • She characterized his witty sayings as the type of modern wisdom.

C: Printed characters or letters. noun

  • Bold or italic type.

D: Write (something) on a typewriter or computer by pressing the keys. verb

  • He typed out the second draft.

E: Determine the type to which (a person or their blood or tissue) belongs. verb

  • The kidney was typed.
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