Homograph: List of 150+ Homographs from A-Z with Examples 1

Homograph: List of 150+ Homographs from A-Z with Examples

Homographs! What is a homograph? Learn homograph definition and useful list of homographs in English with example sentences, videos and ESL printable worksheets.

Useful list of 300+ homonyms in English from A-Z.

What is a Homograph?

Homograph definition: In English, homographs are words with the same spelling but having more than one meaning.

Homograph examples:

  • back-back
  • Capital – capital
  • Drop – drop
  • Invite – invite
  • Lead – lead

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Homograph examples

List of common Homophones in English.

Homographs List from A-Z

List of homographs from A to Z with example sentences.

Homographs List (A)

Homographs examples that start with A.

Absent

  • If you’re absent more than five times, you fail the course.
  • He had absented himself from the office for the day.

Abstract

  • The research shows that preschool children are capable of thinking in abstract terms.
  • Abstracts of about 300 words should be submitted to the conference committee who will decide which papers to accept.

Accent

  • In the word ‘dinner’ the accent is on the first syllable.
  • The women accent their eyes with makeup.

Address

  • I can give you the address of a good attorney.
  • That letter was addressed to me.

Advocate

  • Those who advocate for doctorassisted suicide say the terminally ill should not have to suffer.
  • She’s a passionate advocate of natural childbirth.

Attribute

  • Some economists attribute much of the rising wage inequality in this country to the shift in favor of the most skilled workers.
  • She spent most of the interview describing the company’s attributes to me.

Homographs List (B)

Homographs examples that start with B.
Back

  • I’ll be back in a minute.
  • She was the one who had fired him from his first job back in South Africa.
  • Anna stood with her back to the window.

Ball

  • Bounce the ball and try and hit it over the net.
  • My hands were balled into fists.

Band

  • The band was playing old Beatles songs.
  • She always ties her hair back in a band.
  • Many insects are banded black and yellow.

Bank

  • I worked for a bank.
  • He jumped in and swam to the opposite bank.

Bar

  • She was sitting at the bar.
  • I ate three bars of chocolate.

Bass

  • I play bass in a jazz band.
  • Fresh sea bass is a great delicacy.

Bat

  • I am afraid of bats.
  • It’s his first time at bat in the major leagues.

Blessedca

  • I can’t see a blessed thing without my glasses.
  • They brought the children to Jesus and he blessed them.

Bow

  • This is done with a formal bow to the king or queen.
  • She had a red bow in her hair.

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Homographs List (C)

Homographs examples that start with C.
Can

  • Gabriella can speak French fluently.
  • We drank a can of Coke each.

Capital

  • Cairo is the capital of Egypt.
  • You should write your name in capital letters.

Capture

  • The robbery was captured on police video cameras.
  • The two soldiers somehow managed to avoid capture.

Chest

  • Her heart was pounding in her chest.
  • In our family, we should have a medicine chest.

Clip

  • They are clips from the new James Bond film.
  • The wire is held on with a metal clip.

Cock

  • A cock crowed as morning approached.
  • He cocked a quizzical eyebrow at her.

Commune

  • She lives in a commune.
  • It is a place to commune with other women.

Compact

  • The students’ rooms were compact, with a desk, bed, and closet built in.
  • A compact was negotiated between the company and the union.

Compound

  • Sulphur dioxide is a compound of sulphur and oxygen.
  • A compound sentence contains two or more clauses.

Compress

  • Snow falling on the mountainsides is compressed into ice.
  • Apply a cold compress to the injury.

Conduct

  • We are conducting a survey of consumer attitudes towards organic food.
  • The Senator’s conduct is being investigated by the Ethics Committee.

Conflict

  • Marx points out the potential conflicts below the surface of society.
  • In other ways the activities of the councils tend to conflict with regional policy and weaken its effects.

Conscript

  • Young Frenchmen were conscripted into the army and forced to fight in Algeria.
  • The average number of conscripts in training has fallen from 80,000 to about 15,000.

Consort

  • Both can take new consorts but only their daughter can be the new Everqueen.
  • He is known to have consorted with prostitutes.

Construct

  • They constructed a shelter out of fallen branches.
  • The list of constructs can be endless.

Content

  • The content of the media course includes scripting, editing, and camera work.
  • Andy was a good husband, and Nicky was clearly very content.

Contest

  • Stone decided to hold a contest to see who could write the best song.
  • His wife is contesting a seat on the council.

Contrast

  • While there are similarities in the two cultures, there are also great contrasts.
  • Her actions and her promises contrasted sharply.

Convert

  • The stocks can be easily converted to cash.
  • She is a convert.

Convict

  • She was convicted of shoplifting.
  • There was a report on the news about an escaped convict.

Cool

  • She swam out into the cool water.
  • When tempers had cooled, he apologized.

Court

  • Four people will appear in court today, charged with fraud.
  • His campaign team has assiduously courted the media.

Homographs List (D)

Homographs examples that start with D.
Date

  • The date on the letter was 30th August 1962.
  • She and Ron go to the park to date.

Dear

  • His sister was very dear to him.
  • Come along, my dear, take a seat.

Default

  • The company is in default on its loan agreement.
  • He defaulted on his child support payments.

Desert

  • This area of the country is mostly desert.
  • The village was deserted.

Dice

  • We played dice all night.
  • You move forward according to the number on the dice.

Digest

  • Most babies can digest a wide range of food easily.
  • If you’d rather receive your mail in large batches than have it trickle through, request a digest where available.

Discharge

  • Sewage is discharged directly into the sea.
  • Nurses visit the mother and baby for two weeks after their discharge from the hospital.

Discount

  • Employees can buy books at a discount.
    We cannot discount the possibility of further strikes.

Do

  • You need to do more exercise.
  • We’re having a do to celebrate his 30th birthday.

Down

  • The sun was going down and it would soon be dark.
  • He down the coffee in one gulp.

Drop

  • The apples are beginning to drop from the trees.
  • A single drop of blood splashed onto the floor.

Duck

  • Every afternoon they went to the park to feed the duck.
  • He had to duck as he came through the door.

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Homographs List (E)

Homographs examples that start with E.
Effect

  • My parents’ divorce had a big effect on me.
  • Many parents lack confidence in their ability to effect change in their children’s behavior.

Exploit

  • Opposition leaders were quick to exploit government embarrassment over the incident.
  • His courage and exploit were legendary.

Extract

  • They used torture to extract information about their families.
  • I’ve only seen short extract from the film.

Homographs List (F)

Homographs examples that start with F.
Fall

  • September had come and the leaves were starting to fall.
  • The area is beautiful in the fall.

Fan

  • He’s a big fan of Elvis Presley.
  • He is turning on the electric fan.

Fast

  • I’m early—my watch must be fast.
  • Gandhi drank some orange juice to break his threeweek fast.

File

  • Every file on the same disk must have a different name.
  • We began to file out into the car park.

Finance

  • The project will only go ahead if they can raise the necessary finance.
  • He took a job to finance his stay in Germany.

Fine

  • If you want to use cheese instead of chicken, that’s fine.
  • Offenders will be liable to a heavy fine.

Fit

  • His clothes did not fit him very well.
  • You must be very fit if you do so much running.

Float

  • I wasn’t sure if the raft would float.
  • We stood and watched the Carnival float drive past.

Fly

  • The pilot was instructed to fly the plane to Montreal airport.
  • A fly was buzzing against the window.

Foot

  • My foot hurts.
  • Once again it will be the taxpayer who has to foot the bill.

Frequent

  • She was a frequent visitor to the house.
  • We met in a local bar much frequented by students.

Firm

  • I’m working for a firm of accountants.
  • These peaches are still firm.

Fly

  • A fly was buzzing against the window.
  • Let’s fly a kite.

Homographs List (G-H)

Homographs examples that start with G &H.
Gay

  • I didn’t know he was gay.
  • We don’t see gays being beaten to death in our country because of their sexuality.

House

  • Let’s have the party at my house.
  • The museum is housed in the Old Court House.

Homographs List (I)

Homographs examples that start with I.
Impact

  • The report assesses the impact of AIDS on the gay community.
  • The company’s performance was impacted by the high value of the pound.

Implant

  • Prejudices can easily become implanted in the mind.
  • The history of implants has been equally painful; implants can shift or turn themselves upside down.

Incense

  • Incense burned in a corner of the room.
  • The decision incensed the workforce.

Incline

  • I incline to the view that we should take no action at this stage.
  • The council houses followed the curve of the road, which wound up a slight incline.

Increase

  • The population has increased from 1.2 million to 1.8 million.
  • There has been a marked increase in the use of firearms.

Insert

  • They inserted a tube in his mouth to help him breathe.
  • These inserts fit inside any style of shoe.

Insult

  • I have never been so insulted in my life!
  • The crowd was shouting insults at the police.

Interchange

  • The new program should help solve some of the problems of data interchange between companies with different computer systems.
  • There were two identical copies of each object that were interchanged regularly between trials.

Intimate

  • We’re not on intimate terms with our neighbors.
  • He was a wartime minister and intimate of Churchill.

Intrigue

  • There was something about him that intrigued her.
  • The young heroine steps into a web of intrigue in the academic world.

Invalid

  • The treaty was declared invalid because it had not been ratified.
  • She had been a delicate child and her parents had treated her as an invalid.

Invite

  • They have invited me to go to Paris with them.
  • Thanks for your invite.

Homographs List (L)

Homographs examples that start with L.
Lead

  • She took the lead in the second lap.
  • Lead exposure can be harmful to everyone, especially young children and babies.

Learned

  • We all have different learned responses to anger.
    I learned a lot from my father.

Leaves

  • The plane leaves at 12.30.
  • Add a few leaves of fresh basil to the salad.

Left

  • Look left and right before you cross the road.
  • The plane left for Dallas last night.

Letter

  • There’s a letter for you.
    ‘B’ is the second letter of the alphabet.

Live

  • We used to live in London.
  • The club has live music most nights.

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Homographs List (M)

Homographs examples that start with M.
Manifest

  • For the character to know and demonstrate their doom, their body must physically manifest the flaw through an impairment.
  • And I can’t help seeing the manifest in any case, I’ve always been interested in it.

Match

  • If you suspect a gas leak do not strike a match or use electricity.
  • Her fingerprints match those found at the scene of the crime.

Mean

  • What does this sentence mean?
  • He needed to find a mean between frankness and rudeness.

Might

  • He said he might come tomorrow.
  • I pushed the rock with all my might.

Mind

  • There were all kinds of thoughts running through my mind.
  • I hope you don’t mind the noise.

Minute

  • I’ll be back in a few minutes.
  • You’d better minute that point.

Moped

  • There was hardly any traffic, just a few parked cars and a cluster of mopeds around the door of the bar opposite.
  • The week he died, we all sat around and moped.

Homographs List (N-O)

Homographs examples that start with N & O.
Nail

  • The key was hanging on a nail by the door.
  • I’ve broken my nail.

Novel

  • I read a lot of novels.
  • What a novel idea!

Number

  • My phone number is 266998.
  • I number her among my closest friends.

Object

  • The object of the game is to improve children’s math skills.
  • His supporters will certainly object if he is fired.

Offense

  • The new law makes it a criminal offense to drink alcohol in public places.
  • He played offense for the Chicago Bulls.

Homographs List (P)

Homographs examples that start with P.
Palm

  • He held the bird gently in the palm of his hand.
  • The tropical tree which grows near beaches or in deserts, with a long straight trunk and large pointed leaves at the top, is coconut palm.

Park

  • We went for a walk in the park.
  • They had a sheet showing a car park and also cars to cut out.

Pen

  • Write your essays in pen not pencil.
  • You should pen a letter to the local paper.

Perfect

  • Well I’m sorry—but nobody’s perfect.
  • Mock trials help students perfect their legal skills.

Perfume

  • She was wearing too much perfume.
  • One bloom has the power to perfume a whole room.

Pet

  • They have a pet a dog.
  • He did not pet it, or stroke it: he stood staring.

Plain

  • The plain fact is that nobody really knows.
  • The grassy plain gave way to an extensive swamp.

Play

  • You’ll have to play inside today.
  • On the next play, Johnson ran 15 yards for a touchdown.

Point

  • He’s just saying that to prove a point.
  • Everything seemed to point in one direction.

Polish

  • I give it a polish now and again.
    Your essay is good, you just need to polish it a bit.

Pop

  • The eight compilations range from teen pop to classical.
  • I’ll pop over and see you this evening.

Present

  • What can I get him for a birthday present?
  • You’ve got to forget the past and start living in the present.

Produce

  • They were unable to produce any statistics to verify their claims.
  • The shop sells only fresh local produce.

Progress

  • We have made great progress in controlling inflation.
  • The course allows students to progress at their own speed.

Project

  • The final term will be devoted to project work.
  • They sought advice on how to project a more positive image of their company.

Punch

  • These bullets can punch a hole through 20 mm steel plate.
  • I managed to land a punch on his chin.

Homographs List (Q-R)

Homographs examples that start with Q & R.
Quarter

  • It’s a quarter past twelve.
  • I peel and quarter an apple.

Race

  • There is a race between the two best runners of the club.
  • We race each other back to the car.

Read

  • Some children can read and write before they go to school.
  • I was having a quiet read when the phone rang.

Rebel

  • Some parts of the country fell into rebel hands.
  • Most teenagers find something to rebel against.

Recall

  • She could not recall his name.
  • She has amazing powers of recall.

Research

  • He has carried out extensive research into renewable energy sources.
  • We have to research how the product will actually be used.

Resume

  • She hopes to resume work after the baby is born.
  • He gave a resume of the year’s work and wished the Society another successful year.

Retake

  • Government forces moved in to retake the city.
  • We had to do a retake before we got it right.

Right

  • I’m sure I’m right.
  • Take a right turn at the intersection.

Ring

  • What a beautiful ring!
  • The children sat on the floor in a ring.

Rock

  • Komuro formed a rock band with some friends while in college.
  • To build the tunnel, they had to cut through 500 feet of solid rock.

Rose

  • She has a rose garden.
  • They rose from the table.

Row

  • We sat in a row at the back of the room.
  • A row has broken out over education.

Ruler

  • I have a 12inch ruler.
  • King Priam was a firm, but just ruler.

Homographs List (S)

Homographs examples that start with S.
Saw

  • Saw is a tool that has a long blade with sharp points along one of its edges.
  • Last night, I saw a lovely girl.

Scale

  • They entertain on a large scale.
  • He somehow managed to scale the sheer outside wall of the tower.

Second

  • This is the second time it’s happened.
  • The water flows at about 1.5 meters per second.

Separate

  • The school is housed in two separate buildings.
  • Stir the sauce constantly so that it does not separate.

Ship

  • There are two restaurants on board ship.
  • The company continues to ship more computer systems than its rivals.

Sign

  • Headaches may be a sign of stress.
  • You forgot to sign the cheque.

Sink

  • The ships sink to the bottom of the sea.
  • I felt chained to the kitchen sink.

Slide

  • You can slide the front seats forward if necessary.
  • The economy is on the slide.

Spoke

  • He drew every spoke in the wheels, and the whole affair looked as if it had been instantaneously petrified or arrested.
  • I spoke to her last Wednesday.

Spring

  • I’m sorry to spring it on you, but I’ve been offered another job.
  • He was born in the spring of 1944.

Stalk

  • He ate the apple, stalk and all.
  • Snatching up my bag, I stalk out of the room.

State

  • He was in a state of permanent depression.
  • The Queen is on a state visit to Moscow.

Stick

  • Don’t stick your fingers through the bars of the cage.
  • The boys were throwing sticks and stones at the dog.

Subject

  • I have nothing more to say on the subject.
  • Biology is my favorite subject.

Suspect

  • If you suspect a gas leak, do not strike a match or even turn on an electric light.
  • He is the prime suspect in the case.

Homographs List (T-W)

Homographs examples that start with T & W.
Tie

  • He had to tie her hands together.
  • I wear a shirt and tie at work.

Tear

  • I’ll tear the package open.
  • She left the room in tears.

Toast

  • I’d like to propose a toast to the bride and groom.
  • I had a piece of toast for breakfast.

Too

  • He’s far too young to go on his own.
  • “I’m feeling hungry.” – “Me too.”

Trip

  • We went on a trip to the mountains.
  • Someone will trip over that cable.

Type

  • There are three main types of contracts.
  • This letter will need to be typed again.

Watch

  • I like watching TV every night.
  • I glanced at my watch.

Wave

  • Huge waves were breaking on the shore.
  • The people on the bus waved and we waved back.

Well

  • The conference was very well organized.
  • The dog fell down a well.

Wind

  • The wind is blowing from the south.
  • Give the handle another couple of winds.

Wound

  • He died from the wounds he had received to his chest.
  • He had been wounded in the arm.

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