word that shares the same written form as another word but has a different meaning
A homograph is one of a group of words that have the same spelling but have different meanings. They can also have different pronunciations.
- Polish (nationality) and polish (to make things shine)
- Dove (the bird) and dove (to dive)
- Present (a gift), present (to show), and present (to be somewhere)
- fine (feeling well), fine (a ticket)