Meaning of HOMOGRAPH in English

HOMOGRAPH

— homographic /hom'euh graf"ik, hoh'meuh-/ , adj.

/hom"euh graf', -grahf', hoh"meuh-/ , n.

a word of the same written form as another but of different meaning and usually origin, whether pronounced the same way or not, as bear 1 "to carry; support" and bear 2 "animal" or lead 1 "to conduct" and lead 2 "metal."

[ 1800-10; HOMO- + -GRAPH ]

Syn . See homonym .

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .