homonym Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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homonymnoun [C]

uk   /ˈhɒm.ə.nɪm/  us   /ˈhɑː.mə-/ specialized
a word that ​sounds the same or is ​spelled the same as another word but has a different ​meaning: "No" and "​know" are homonyms. "Bow" (= ​bend at the ​waist) and "​bow" (= ​weapon) are also homonyms.
(Definition of homonym from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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homonymnoun [C]

 us   /ˈhɑm·əˌnɪm, ˈhoʊ·mə-/
grammar a word that is ​spelled the same as another word but that does not have the same ​meaning: "Close" as a ​verb and "​close" as an ​adjective are homonyms. grammar A homonym is also a homophone .
(Definition of homonym from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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