alvindavis99

CIP School in the Phils.

Sets of homonyms: hahahaaa same words??????

on August 13, 2012

 

 

A

 
  a very short little insignificant English word
  eh an interrogative utterance
     
  acts things done
  ax chopping tool
     
  ad short for advertisement
  add short for addition
     
  adds performs additions
  ads more than one advertisement
  adze axe-like tool
     
  ade fruit beverage
  aid to assist
  aide an assistant
     
  aerie eagle’s nest
  airy breezy
     
  aero of aircraft
  arrow slender, pointed shaft
     
  affect to change
  effect result
     
  ail sick
  ale beer
     
 
 
 
  air stuff we breathe
  are 1/100th of a hectare
  e’er contraction of “ever”
  ere eventually
  err to make a mistake
  heir one who will inherit
     
 
  aisle walkway
  I’ll contraction of “I will”
  isle island
     
  all everything
  awl pointed scriber
     
  allowed permitted
  aloud spoken
     
  altar raised center of worship
  alter to change
     
  an a single instance
  Ann a woman’s name
     
  ant insect
  aunt parent’s sister
     
  ante preliminary bet
  auntie sister of a parent
     
  arc portion of a circle
  ark vessel
     
  ascent the climb
  assent to agree
     
  ate past tense of eat
  eight the number base of octal
     
  auger a drill
  augur foretell
     
  aught anything
  ought should
     
  aural of hearing
  oral of the mouth
     
  auricle external part of the ear
  oracle seer
     
  away distant
  aweigh just clear of the bottom
     
  awed in a state of wonder
  odd not usual
     
  aweful filled with awe
  awful really bad
  offal butchered entrails
     
 
  aye naval affirmative
  eye ocular organ
  I oneself
     

B

  bail bucket handle
  bale bundle of hay
     
  bailed pumping water out of a boat
  baled to gather into a bale
     
  bailee a person to whom goods are committed for custody or repair
  bailey the outer wall of a castle
  bailie a municipal officer in Scotland
     
  bailer one who bails (water)
  bailor a person that entrusts goods to a bailee
  baler one who bales (hay)
     
  bailing pumping water out of a boat
  baling wire used to tie bales
     
  bait to torment
  bate to lessen
     
  baited past tense of bait
  bated past tense of bate
     
  baiting tormenting
  bating lessening
     
  baize green felt
  bays one or more enclosed arms of the ocean
  beys one or more Turkish officials
     
  bald hairless
  balled carnal knowledge
  bawled cried aloud
     
  ball playful orb
  bawl to cry
     
  band a group
  banned forbidden
     
  bard a poet
  barred enclosed by poles
     
  bare naked
  bear wild ursine
     
  bark outer sheath of a tree
  barque square-rigged sailing ship
     
  baron minor royalty
  barren unable to bear children
     
  Barry a man’s name
  berry small fruit
  bury to take under
     
  basal forming the base
  basil an herb
     
  base the bottom support for anything
  bass the lowest musical pitch or range
     
  based supported
  baste to swab with liquid during cooking
     
  bases what baseball players like to steal
  basis principal constituent of anything
  basses many four-stringed guitars
     
  bask to warm oneself pleasantly
  basque tightfitting bodice or tunic (or, people of the Pyrenees)
     
  bat a blind, flying rodent
  batt a flat pad
     
  baud bits per second
  bawd brothel manager
     
  bay an enclosed arm of the ocean
  bey a Turkish official
     
  be to exist
  bee pollinating buzzer
     
  beach where i want to be
  beech a type of tree
     
  bean a legume
  been past tense of be
     
  beat to hit
  beet edible red root
     
  beau male friend
  bow a curve or bend; double-slipped reef knot
     
  beaut slang for beauty, beautiful
  butte steep sided hill
     
  been past tense of be
  bin a box or container
     
  beer universally brewed comfort food
  bier a temporary frame for a coffin
     
  bel indian thorn tree
  Bel Babylonian god
  bell ding ding
  belle beautiful woman
     
  berth anchorage
  birth your method of arrival
     
  besot to get drunk
  besought past tense of beseech
     
  better superior
  bettor one who bets
     
  bight middle of a rope
  bite a mouthful
  byte eight bits
     
  billed has a bill
  build to construct
     
  bit past tense of bite
  bitt large cleat for tying up ships
     
  blew past tense of blow
  blue color of California sky
     
  bloc an alliance
  block square object
     
  boar wild pig
  Boer a South African of Dutch descent
  boor tasteless buffoon
  bore not interesting
     
  board a plank
  bored not interested
     
  boarder lodger who gets meals, too
  border perimeter
     
  bode an omen
  bowed curved
     
  bold brave
  bowled knocked over
     
  bolder more courageous
  boulder large rock
     
  bole trunk
  boll round seed pod
  bowl dish
     
  boos disparaging sounds from fans
  booze whiskey
     
  born brought into life
  borne past participle of bear
  bourn a small stream or boundary
     
  borough township
  burrow dig into the ground
     
  bough tree branch
  bow front of a ship; respectful bend
     
  bouy navigational aid
  boy male child
     
  bra brassiere
  braw well-groomed
     
  braid a weave of three strands
  brayed a donkey cried
     
  braise cook with oil and water
  brays loud, harsh cry
     
  brake stopping device
  break to split apart
     
  breach to break through
  breech the back part
     
  bread a loaf
  bred past tense of breed
     
  brewed fermented
  brood family
     
  brews more than one beer
  bruise a contusion
     
  bridal pertaining to brides
  bridle horse’s headgear
     
  broach to raise a subject
  brooch an ornament fastened to clothes
     
  brows multiple foreheads
  browse grazing
     
  bundt type of cake
  bunt hit a pitch without swinging
     
  burger meat sandwich
  burgher merchant
     
  bus large multi-passenger vehicle
  buss a kiss
     
  bussed kissed
  bust head and shoulders sculpture
     
  but excepting
  butt the thick end
     
  buy to purchase
  by near
  bye farewell
     
  buyer one who purchases
  byre a cow barn
     

C

  cache hidden storage
  cash legal tender
     
  cached hidden away
  cashed converted to legal tender
     
  calendar chart of days
  calender paper press
     
  call to summon
  caul amnionic membrane
  col a mountain pass
     
  caller one who calls
  collar my cat has collar ID
     
  can’t contraction of “can not”
  cant a bevel
     
  cannon big gun
  canon body of law
     
  canter a moderate gallop
  cantor singer
     
  canvas rough cloth
  canvass to examine thoroughly
     
  capital most important
  capitol center of government
     
  carat unit of weight for precious stones, equal to 200 milligrams
  caret proofreader’s insertion mark
  carrot edible orange root
  karat one 24th part of otherwise pure gold
     
  carol Christmas song
  carrel study enclosure
     
  carpal a bone of the carpus
  carpel a pistil
     
  cast to throw
  caste a social class
     
  caster one who throws
  castor beaver’s smelly gland
     
  cause generative force
  caws sounds of crows
     
 
  cay a low island
  key opens locks
  quay a wharf
     
  cedar an evergreen tree
  seeder one who broadcasts seeds
     
  cede to give
  seed part of a plant from which a new one grows
     
  ceding giving
  seeding planting
     
  ceiling top of the room
  sealing to close a package or envelope
     
  cell a small room
  sell to exchange for money
     
  cellar under a house
  seller one who sells
     
  censer incense dish
  censor bad people who fear knowledge
  sensor a device which detects
     
  census numbering
  senses faculties
     
 
  cent one hundredth of a dollar
  scent an aroma
  sent dispatched
     
 
  cents hundredths of a dollar
  scents many things to smell
  sense detection equipment
     
 
 
  cere waxy fleshy covering at the base of the upper beak in some birds
  sear to scorch
  seer a prophet
  sere natural succession of plant or animal communities
     
  cereal grains
  serial numbers in sequence
     
  Ceres Roman Goddess of agriculture
  series a sequence of things
     
  cession giving up
  session a group sitting
     
  chalk calcareous earthy substance
  chock wedge to keep wheels from rolling
     
  chance happenstance
  chants more than one litany
     
  chard spinach-like vegetable
  charred burnt
     
  chased quickly followed
  chaste virginal
     
  check a tic mark
  Czech from Czechoslovakia
     
  chews masticating
  choose to select
     
  Chile a South American country
  chili dried pod of red pepper
  chilly uncomfortably cool
     
  choir church singers
  quire the twentieth part of a ream of paper
     
  choler yellow bile
  collar around your neck
     
  choral by a chorus
  coral marine polyp skeleton
     
  chorale a choir
  corral a pen for horses
     
  chord three tones in harmony
  cord very light rope
  cored divested of its central part
     
  chute inclined trough
  shoot to project an object
     
 
  cite to refer to
  sight vision
  site a location
     
 
  cited referenced
  sighted visually identified
  sited located
     
 
  cites past tense of cite
  sights tourist rationale
  sites more than one location
     
  clack a chattering sound
  claque a group hired to applaud, sycophants
     
  Claus fat, jolly guy with presents
  clause contractual unit
  claws big fingernails
     
  clew sheet cringle on a sail
  clue a hint
     
  click ticking noise
  clique exclusive group
     
  climb ascending
  clime climate
     
  close to shut
  clothes garments
     
  coal black mineral
  cole plants in the crucifer family
     
  coaled supplied with coal
  cold not supplied with coal
     
  coarse rough
  course path of travel
     
  coat wear it for warmth
  cote small animal shed
     
  coax persuade
  cokes more than one soft drink
     
  cocks more than one male bird
  cox a coxswain
  Cox a variety of eating apple
     
  coddling tenderly treating
  codling small, unripe apple
     
  coffer a strongbox; decorative, sunken ceiling panels
  cougher one who coughs
     
  coin money
  quoin corner stone
     
  colonel military officer
  kernel seed
     
  complacence self-satisfaction
  complaisance willingness to please
     
  complacent self-satified
  complaisant willing to please
     
  complement allotment
  compliment encomium
     
  conch marine mollusk
  conk blow to the head
     
  coo a soft murmuring sound
  coup a successful stroke
     
  copes gets along with adversity
  copse a stand of trees
     
  copped swiped
  copt a native Egyptian to a Roman
     
  cops police officers
  copse a small wood
     
  core inner part
  corps body
     
  cosign to sign in addition
  cosine sine of the complement
     
  council group of leaders
  counsel advisor
     
  craft a manual occupation
  kraft a strong paper made from wood pulp
     
  crater impact hole
  krater ancient Greek jar
     
  Crays more than one supercomputer
  craze sensation needed to buy more than one supercomputer
     
  creak to squeak
  creek small stream
     
  crewed served by a crew
  crude coarse
     
  crewel embroidery yarn
  cruel merciless
     
  crews more than one crew
  cruise a sea journey
     
 
  cue a signal
  Kew home of the famous English gardens
  queue a waiting line (another famous English-ism)
     
  currant small berry
  current of the present
     
  curser one who swears
  cursor on-screen positional indicator
     
  cygnet a young swan
  signet an authenticating seal
     
  cymbal percussive brass dish
  symbol a representation
     

D

  dam holds back water
  damn a curse
     
  dammed prevented from flowing
  damned cursed
     
  darn to mend
  darne a fish steak
     
  days more than one day
  daze to bewilder
     
  dear beloved
  deer Bambi
     
  dew morning condensation
  do to perform
  due payable
     
  die to become dead
  dye coloring agent
     
  died passed away
  dyed colored
     
  dies passing away
  dyes colors
     
  dine to eat
  dyne unit of energy
     
  dire desperate
  dyer one who dyes
     
  disc a phonograph record
  disk a round, plate-shaped object
     
  discreet confidential
  discrete individual
     
  discussed talked about
  disgust sickening
     
  do first note of diatonic scale
  doe a female deer
  dough uncooked bread
     
  doc a physician
  dock where a boat is kept
     
  does several female deer
  doughs several uncooked breads
  doze to nap
     
  done completed
  dun demand money
     
  dos opposite of don’ts
  dues membership payments
     
  draft a preliminary written version
  draught a gust of wind; depth of water needed to float a ship
     
  dual two things
  duel a fight between two over honor
     

E

 

e’er, see: air

 
  e’er, see: air
  earl British nobleman
  URL Internet address
     
  earn to come to deserve
  urn a jar
     

effect, see: affect

 

eh, see: a

 

eight, see: ate

 
  elicit to draw out
  illicit unlawful
     
  elude to escape from
  illude to deceive
     
  epic a narrative poem or story
  epoch a noteworthy period in history
     

ere, see: air

 

err, see: air

 
  eunuchs men unable to serve all of humanity
  Unix operating system unable to serve all of humanity
     
 
  ewe female sheep
  yew a type of tree
  you the second person
     
 
  ewes more than one female sheep
  use to apply
  yews more than one yew tree
     

eye, see: aye

 
  eyelet small hole for laces
  islet small island
     

F

  facts objective things
  fax obsolete, but widespread, image transmission technology
     
  fain willing
  feign pretend to be affected
     
  faint pass out
  feint a weak, misdirected attack to confuse the enemy
     
  fair even-handed
  fare payment
     
  fairing streamlining
  faring the state of progress
     
  fairy imaginary magic person
  ferry river-crossing boat
     
  faker a deceiver
  fakir a Hindu ascetic
     
  farrow a litter of pigs
  pharoah Egyptian king
     
  faux fake
  foe enemy
     
  fay a fairy
  Faye a woman’s name
  fey strange and otherwordly
     
  fays more than one fairy
  faze to disconcert
     
  faze to stun
  phase a part of the sequence
     
  fazed stunned
  phased done in sequential parts
     
  feat an accomplishment
  feet look down
     
  ferrate a salt containing iron and oxygen
  ferret a domesticated polecat
     
  feted celebrated
  fetid stinking
     
 
  few not many
  phew expression of relief
     
  file a folder for holding papers
  phial a small glass bottle
     
  fills plural of fill
  fils one one-thousandth of an Iraqi dinar
     
  filter keep the bad stuff from passing through
  philter a love potion
     
  find to locate
  fined to have to pay a parking ticket
     
  finish to complete
  Finnish from Finland
     
  fir evergreen tree
  fur animal hair
  furr to separate with strips of wood
     
  fisher one who fishes
  fissure a crack
     
  flair verve
  flare to spread
     
  flea parasitic insect
  flee to run away
     
  flecks many tiny specks
  flex to bend
     
  flew past tense of fly
  flu short for influenza
  flue chimney pipe
     
  Flo a girl’s name
  floe sheet of floating ice
  flow to glide along
     
  flocks more than one group of birds
  phlox a scented plant
     
  floes sheets of floating ice
  flows glides along
     
  floor what one walks on
  fluor something that glows
     
  flour powdered grain
  flower a bloom
     
  for in place of
  fore in front
  four number after three
     
  forego to precede
  forgo to abstain from
     
  foreword introduction to a book
  forward the facing direction
     
  fort a fortification
  forte a person’s strong point
     
  forth a direction
  fourth following the third
     
  foul grossly offensive to the senses
  fowl domestic hen or rooster
     
  frees releasing
  freeze very cold
  frieze a wall decoration
     
  friar a monk
  fryer small chicken
     

G

  gaff a barbed spear
  gaffe a mistake
     
  gage a pledge or security deposit
  gauge instrument for measuring
     
  gait a manner of walking or running
  gate fence door
     
  gaited describing a walking horse
  gated having a gate
     
  galley ship’s kitchen
  gally to frighten or terrify
     
  gallop horse’s fastest gait
  galop a round dance
     
  gays a frisky gathering
  gaze a languid look
     
  gene a chromosome
  jean cotton twill
     
  gild to coat with gold
  gilled having gills
  guild a craft society
     
  gilt gold-plated
  guilt culpable
     
  gin alcoholic beverage
  jinn plural of jinni, a Muslim spirit or demon
     
  gnawed chewed
  nod head tilting
     
  gneiss coarse-grained metamorphic rock of feldspar, quartz and mica
  nice pleasant
     
 
  gnu African antelope
  knew past tense of know
  new not old
     
  gnus several antelope
  news timely information
     
  gored pierced by an animal’s horns
  gourd fleshy fruit with hard skin
     
  gorilla large ape
  guerrilla irregular soldier
     
  grade a slope
  grayed turned gray
     
  graft to attach
  graphed plotted
     
  grate a lattice
  great extremely good
     
  grays more than one shade of black
  graze to eat grass while wandering
     
  grease lubricant
  Greece Mediterranean country
     
  greave leg armor
  grieve to mourn
     
  greaves more than one greave
  grieves to mourn
     
  grill to sear cook
  grille an iron gate or door
     
  groan reaction to hearing a pun
  grown has gotten larger
     
  guessed past tense of guess
  guest a visitor
     
  guide one who shows the way
  guyed secured with a rope or wire
     
  guise appearance
  guys Garrison Keillor’s obsession
     
  gunnel small, eel-shaped marine fish; butterfish
  gunwale upper part of sides of a boat
     
  gym sports room
  Jim nickname for James
     

H

  hail frozen rain
  hale robust health
     
  hair grows from your head
  hare rabbit
     
  hairy having much hair
  Harry a man’s name
  harry to harass or hunt
     
  hall a large room
  haul to carry
     
  halve break in two
  have to hold in possession
     
  halves more than one half
  haves those who possess
     
  hammock rope bed
  hummock low, rounded hill
     
  hangar garage for airplanes
  hanger from which things hang
     
  Harold a man’s name
  herald a horn blower
     
  hart a stag
  heart blood pump
     
  haut high, as in “haut couture”
  ho an expression of admiration or surprise
  hoe garden tool
     
  hay grass
  hey a shout
     
  hays more than one type of hay
  haze atmospheric obscuration due to water or dust
     
  he’d contraction of “he would”
  heed to pay attention
     
  he’ll contraction of “he will”
  heal to make well
     
  he’ll contraction of “he will”
  hill smaller than a mountain
     
  heal to cure of disease
  heel hind part of foot
     
  hear to listen
  here at this location
     
  heard listened to
  herd a group of ruminants
     
  heigh an exclamation
  hi a greeting
  hie to go quickly
  high way up
     

heir, see: air

  heroin narcotic
  heroine female hero
     
  hew to chop
  hue a color
  Hugh a man’s name
     
  hide animal skin
  hied hurried
     
  higher farther up
  hire to employ
     
  him pronoun
  hymn religious song
     
  hoar a white frost
  whore a prostitute
     
  hoard a great stash
  horde a great many people
  whored prostituted
     
  hoarse rough voice
  horse equine
     
  hoes more than one garden weeding tool
  hose tube for watering garden weeds
     
  hold to grip
  holed full of holes
     
  hole round opening
  whole entirety
     
  holey perforated
  holy with religious significance
  wholly completely
     
  hostel inexpensive lodging for travelers
  hostile unfriendly
     
  hour sixty minutes
  our possessed by us
     
  hours time measurement
  ours belonging to us
     
  humerus funny bone
  humorous funny
     

I

 

I, see: aye

 

I’ll, see: aisle

  I’ll, see: aisle
  idle not working
  idol object of worship
  idyl paradise
     

illicit, see: elicit

 

illude, see: elude

  in expressing inclusion
  inn hotel
     
  inc short for incorporated
  ink writing fluid
     
  incite to provoke
  insight understanding
     
  innocence a state without guilt
  innocents more than one innocent
     
  inns hotels
  ins those on the inside
     

isle, see: aisle

 

islet, see: eyelet

  it’s contraction of “it is”
  its possessive pronoun
     

J

  jam to smash together
  jamb side post of a doorway
     

jean, see: gene

  jewel precious stone
  joule unit of energy measure
     

Jim, see: gym

 

jinn, see: gin

  juggler one who juggles
  jugular artery to head
     

K

 

karat, see: carat

 

kernel, see: colonel

 

Kew, see: cue

 

key, see: cay

 
  knap crest of a hill; break with a hammer
  nap a short sleep
     
  knead working bread dough
  need must have
     

knew, see: gnu

 
  knickers woman’s underwear
  nickers those who nick
     
  knight chivalrous man
  night darkness
     
  knit interlocking loops of yarn
  nit louse egg
     
  knits verb form of knit
  nits louse eggs
     
  knob handle
  nob rich person
     
  knock to rap
  nock a notch in an arrow
     
 
  knot fastening in cord
  naught nothing
  not negation
     
  know to possess knowledge
  no negation
     
 
  knows “Only the shadow knows…”
  noes “The noes have it…”
  nose “Plain as the nose on your face…”
     

kraft, see: craft

 

krater, see: crater

 

L

  lacks does not have
  lax loose discipline
     
  lain past tense of lay
  lane narrow road
     
  lam headlong flight
  lamb baby sheep
     
  lay to recline
  lei a flower necklace
     
  lays to recline
  laze to recline with extreme prejudice
  leis several flower necklaces
     
  lea a meadow
  lee downwind
  li about one-third of a mile in China
     
  leach washing action
  leech sucking parasite
     
  lead heavy metal
  led guided
     
  leak accidental escape of liquid
  leek variety of onion
     
  lean angle of repose
  lien a claim on property
     
  leas more than one meadow
  lees the dregs
     
  leased rented
  least the minimum
     
  lends allows to borrow
  lens convex glass
     
  lessen to reduce
  lesson a segment of learning
     
  liar tells falsehoods
  lyre stringed instrument
     
  lichen a fungus among us
  liken to compare
     
  lie an untruth
  lye a caustic
     
  lieu instead
  loo British toilet
  Lou short for Louis
     
  lightening removing weight or darkness
  lightning static electricity from the sky
     
  limb tree branch
  limn delineate
     
  limbs arms or legs
  limns to illuminate, as in a manuscript
     
  links pieces of chain
  lynx feral cat
     
  literal taking words in their primary sense
  littoral having to do with the shore
     
  lo interjection
  low not high
     
  load cargo
  lode mineral vein
     
  load what is carried
  lowed a cow mooed
     
  loan allow to borrow
  lone by itself
     
  loch a lake
  lock a security device
     
  lochs more than one lake
  locks more than one security device
  lox salmon jerky
     
  loon a water fowl
  lune a crescent shape
     
  loop a circular pattern
  loupe a jeweler’s monocular magnifier
     
  loos several British toilets
  lose fail to win
     
  loot ill-gotten gains
  lute stringed instrument
     
  lumbar lower back
  lumber dimensional wood
     

M

  mach speed of sound
  mock parody
     
  made accomplished
  maid young woman
     
  mail postal delivery
  male masculine person
     
  main primary
  mane back hair
     
  maize corn
  maze puzzle
     
  mall hallway
  maul shred
  moll gangster’s girlfriend
     
  manner method
  manor lord’s house
     
  marc coarse brandy
  mark a sign
  marque a license to privateer; a brand
     
  marquee a rooflike projection over a theatre entrance
  marquis a nobleman ranking between a duke and a count
     
  marry to join in matrimony
  merry happy
     
  marshal to gather
  martial warlike
     
  massed grouped together
  mast sail pole
     
  Mays several spring months
  maze a labyrinth
     
  me myself
  mi musical note
     
  mean average
  mein manner
     
  meat animal flesh
  meet to connect
  mete a boundary
     
  medal an award
  meddle to interfere
     
  men’s owned by males
  mends to repair
     
  metal ductile element
  mettle moxie
     
  mewl to whimper
  mule offspring of female horse and male donkey
     
  mews stables
  muse creative inspiration
     
  might possible
  mite tiny creature
     
  mince chop finely
  mints aromatic candies
     
  mind thinking unit
  mined looked for ore
     
  miner one who digs
  minor small
     
  missal hymn book
  missile projectile
     
  missed not hit
  mist fog
     
  misses young ladies
  Mrs. married lady
     
  moan to groan
  mown the lawn is freshly cut
     
  moat water around a castle
  mote a speck
     
  mode condition
  mowed a lawn in a well-trimmed condition
     
  moiré optical illusion
  moray eel
     
  mood emotional state
  mooed what the loquacious cow did
     
  moor swampy coastland; to anchor
  more additional
     
  moose a large elk
  mousse dessert of whipped cream and eggs
     
  moral a social imperative
  morel a mushroom
     
  morn AM
  mourn remember the dead
     
  morning AM
  mourning remembering the dead
     
  muscle fibrous, contracting tissue
  mussel a bivalve mollusc
     
  muscles more than one muscle
  mussels more than one mussel
     
  mussed made messy
  must required
     
  mustard spicy yellow sauce
  mustered assembled for roll call
     

N

 

nap, see: knap

 

naught, see: knot

  naval pertaining to ships and the sea
  navel pertaining to the belly button
     
  nay no
  neigh a horse’s cry
     
  nays votes against
  neighs a horse vocalizes
     
  neap the lowest tide
  neep a turnip
     

need, see: knead

 

new, see: gnu

 

news, see: gnus

 

nice, see: gneiss

 

nickers, see: knickers

 

night, see: knight

 

nit, see: knit

 

nits, see: knits

 

no, see: know

 

nob, see: knob

 

nock, see: knock

 

nod, see: gnawed

 

noes, see: knows

  none not one
  nun woman of God
     

nose, see: knows

 

not, see: knot

 

O

  oar boat propulsion system
  or boolean deathtrap
  ore mineral-laden dirt
     

odd, see: awed

 

offal, see: aweful

  oh interjection
  owe to be indebted
     
  ohs more than one letter “O”
  owes in debt
     
  one singularity
  won victorious
     
  oohs as in “oohs and ahs”
  ooze slime
     

oracle, see: auricle

 

oral, see: aural

  ordinance a decree
  ordnance artillery
     

ought, see: aught

 

our, see: hour

 

ours, see: hours

  overdo carried to excess
  overdue past time for payment
     

P

  paced measured by footsteps
  paste thick glue
     
  packed placed in a container
  pact agreement
     
  pail bucket
  pale light colored
     
  pain it hurts
  pane a single panel of glass
     
  pair a set of two
  pare cutting down
  pear bottom-heavy fruit
     
  palate taste
  pallet a platform for transporting goods; bed
  pallette a selection of paint
     
  pall to become wearisome
  Paul barefoot Beatle
  pawl locks a ratchet
     
  passed approved; moved on
  past before now
     
  patience being willing to wait
  patients being willing to wait
     
  pause to hesitate
  paws cat transportation
     
  pea round, green legume
  pee piss
     
  peace what hippies want
  piece what hippies want
     
  peak mountain top
  peek secret look
  pique ruffled pride
     
  peal ringing sound
  peel fruit wrapping
     
  pealed rang with sound
  peeled ready to eat
     
  pearl round, luminescent gem from an oyster
  purl to edge with a chain of small loops
     
  pearl something of value made from an irritant
  Perl something of value made from an irritant
     
  pedal foot control
  peddle to sell
     
  peer an equal (a captain at sea has no peer)
  pier wharf (a captain at sea has no pier)
     
  pencil writing implement
  pensil thin, swallowtail flag
     
  per for each
  purr endearing cat hum
     

pharoah, see: farrow

 

phase, see: faze

 

phased, see: fazed

 

phew, see: few

 

phew, see: few

 

phial, see: file

 

philter, see: filter

 

phlox, see: flocks

  pi 3.1416
  pie good eating
     
  picnic outdoor meal
  pyknic physiological type with thick neck, large abdomen and short limbs
     
  pieced assembled from pieces
  piste a ski run of compacted snow
     
  pincer claw-like gripping action
  pincher one who pinches
  pinscher terrier
     
  pistil seed-bearing organ of a flower
  pistol hand gun
     
  place a location
  plaice a flounder
     
  plain not fancy
  plane a surface
     
  plait braid
  plate a dish
     
  planar flat
  planer one who planes
     
  pleas crys for help
  please good manners
     
  pleural related to lungs
  plural more than one
     
  plum purple fruit
  plumb straight up and down
     
  polar relating to the North or South poles
  poler one who uses a pole
     
  Pole a person from Poland
  pole big stick
  poll a voting
     
  poled a pole was used
  polled lacking horns
     
  pone the dealer’s opponent in two-handed card games
  pony a small horse
     
  poor no money
  pore careful study; microscopic hole
  pour to flow freely
     
  popery a disparaging term for Catholics
  potpourri a miscellaneous collection
     
  praise to commend
  prays worships God
  preys hunts
     
  pray worship God
  prey hunt
     
  precedence priority
  precedents established course of action
  presidents commanders-in-chief
     
  presence the state of being present
  presents what Santa brings
     
  pride ego
  pryed opened
     
  pries wedging open
  prize the reward
     
  prince son of the King
  prints impressions
     
  principal head of school
  principle causative force
     
  profit money earned
  prophet seer
     
  pros multiple experts
  prose ordinary language
     
 
  psi twenty-third letter of Greek alphabet
  sigh sad and weary breath
  xi fourteenth letter of Greek alphabet
     

Q

  quarts several fourths-of-gallons
  quartz crystalline rock
     

quay, see: cay

 

queue, see: cue

  quince small, round fruit
  quints multiple quintuplets
     

quire, see: choir

 

quoin, see: coin

 

R

  rabbet a groove cut in a board
  rabbit small mammal
     
  rack shelf
  wrack wreckage
     
  racket illegal moneymaking scheme
  racquet woven bat for tennis
     
  rain precipitation
  reign sovereign rule
  rein horse’s steering wheel
     
  raise elevate
  rays thin beams of light
  raze to tear down completely
     

“raise” is the antonym of “raze”

 
  rap a sharp knock
  wrap to encase in cloth
     
  rapped knocked sharply
  rapt spellbound
  wrapped encased in cloth
     
  ray arrow of light
  re musical note
     
  read having knowledge from reading
  red a primary color
     
  read to get the meaning by looking
  rede advice
  reed tall, thin water plant
     
  reading what you are doing now
  reeding a small semicylindrical moulding or ornamentation
     
  reads gets the meaning by looking
  reeds more than one aquatic plant
     
  real authentic
  reel armature for winding
     
  recede to move backward
  reseed to plant again
     
  reck to care
  wreck a ruin
     
  reek smells bad
  wreak to inflict
     
  resinate to impregnate with resin
  resonate sympathetic vibration
     
  resisters protesters
  resistors electrical restrictors
     
  rest stop working
  wrest take away
     
  retch call Ralph on the porcelain telephone
  wretch a ragamuffin
     
  review a general survey or assessment
  revue a series of theatrical sketches or songs
     
  rheum watery discharge of mucous
  room partitioned space
     
  rheumy having a watery discharge of mucous
  roomie colloquialism for “roommate”
  roomy lots of space
     
  rho seventeenth letter of Greek alphabet
  roe fish eggs
  row aisle; pull an oar
     
  rhumb a constant compass direction
  rum liquor distilled from sugar cane
     
  rhyme a verse with regular recurrence of sounds
  rime frost
     
  rigger one who rigs
  rigor discipline
     
 
  right correct
  rite ritual
  wright a maker
  write to inscribe
     
  ring circle around your finger
  wring twisting
     
  rise to stand up
  ryes varieties of grain
     
  road a broad trail
  rode past tense of ride
  rowed to propel a boat by oars
     
  roam to wander
  Rome Italian capital
     
  roil to make turbid
  royal worthy of a king or queen
     
  role part to play
  roll rotate
     
  rood a cross
  rude coarse
     
  roomer a tenant
  rumor gossip
     
  root subterranean part of a plant
  route path of travel
     
  rose pretty flower
  rows linear arrangement
     
  rot decay
  wrought made
     
  rote by memory
  wrote has written
     
  rough coarse
  ruff pleated collar
     
  rout to force out
  route path of travel
     
  roux cooked butter and flour
  rue regret
     
  rude impolite
  rued regretted
     
  rye grain
  wry twisted
     

S

  sachet a small bag containing perfumed powder
  sashay to strut or flounce
     
  sacks bags
  sax short for saxophone
     
  sail wind powered water travel
  sale the act of selling
     
  sane mentally normal
  seine fishing net
     
  saner more mentally normal than others
  seiner one who fishes with a net
     
  saver one who saves
  savor to relish a taste
     
  sawed cut timber
  sod turf
     
  scene visual location
  seen past tense of saw
     

scent, see: cent

 

scents, see: cents

  scull rowing motion
  skull head bone
     
  sea ocean
  see to look
     
  seal to close
  seel to close someone’s eyes
     

sealing, see: ceiling

  seam row of stitches
  seem appears
     
  seamen sailors
  semen male discharge
     
  seams more than one rows of stitching
  seems it appears to be
     
  sear scorched
  seer a person who sees
     

sear, see: cere

  seas oceans
  sees looks
  seize to grab
     
  sects religious factions
  sex if you have to ask, you’re too young
     

seed, see: cede

 

seeder, see: cedar

 

seeding, see: ceding

  seek to look for
  Sikh Hindu religious sect
     

seer, see: cere

 

sell, see: cell

 

seller, see: cellar

 

sense, see: cents

 

senses, see: census

 

sensor, see: censer

 

sent, see: cent

 

sere, see: cere

  serf slave
  surf breaking waves
     
  serge strong twilled fabric
  surge forceful push
     

serial, see: cereal

 

series, see: Ceres

 

session, see: cession

  sew needle and thread
  so in the manner shown
  sol musical note
  sow broadcasting seeds
     
  sewer one who sews
  sower one who sows
     
  sewer waste drain
  suer one who sues
     
  shake vibrate
  sheik Arab prince
     
  shall is allowed
  shell aquatic exoskeleton
     
  she’ll contraction of “she will”
  shill a decoy
     
  shear to cut or wrench
  sheer thin; abrupt turn
     
  shears cuts or wrenches; scissors
  sheers abruptly turns
     
  sheave pulley
  shiv knife
     
  shoe footwear
  shoo “go away”
     
  shoes more than one shoe
  shoos sends away
     

shoot, see: chute

  sic to set upon
  sick ill
     
  sics sets upon
  six whole number
     
  side lateral
  sighed breathed sorrowfully
     

sigh, see: psi

  sighs multiple sad and weary breaths
  size magnitude
     

sight, see: cite

 

sighted, see: cited

 

sights, see: cites

  sign displayed board bearing information
  sine reciprocal of the cosecant
     

signet, see: cygnet

  sink to submerge
  synch together in time
     
  Sioux tribe of native Americans
  sou French coin worth five centimes
  sough soft sound
  sue bring civil action
     

site, see: cite

 

sited, see: cited

 

sites, see: cites

  slay kill
  sleigh snow carriage
     
  sleight cunning skill
  slight not much
     
  slew past tense of slay
  slough bog
  slue to swing around
     
  sloe blackthorn berries
  slow not fast
     
  soar fly
  sore hurt
     
  soared to have sailed through the air
  sword long fighting blade
     
  solace comfort
  soulless lacking a soul
     
  sole only
  soul immortal part of a person
     
  some a few
  sum result of addition
     
  son male child
  sun star
     
  sonny diminutive for male child
  sunny lit by the sun
     
  soot black residue of burning
  suit clothes
     
  sordid squalid
  sorted arranged
     
  spade shovel
  spayed to sterilize a female animal
     
  spoor trail of an animal
  spore single cell reproductive body
     
  staid reserved
  stayed remained
     
  stair a step
  stare look intently
     
  stake wooden pole
  steak slice of meat
     
  statice an astringent herb
  status position with regard to law
     
  stationary not moving
  stationery writing paper
     
  steal take unlawfully
  steel iron alloy
     
  step a measure taken
  steppe a level, grassy, unforested plain
     
  stile narrow passage
  style mode
     
  stoop a small porch
  stoup a drinking cup
     
  storey the horizontal divisions of a building
  story a narrative tale
     
  straight not crooked
  strait narrow waterway
     
  succor relief
  sucker one who sucks
     
  suede split leather
  swayed curved; convinced
     
  suite ensemble
  sweet sugary
     
  summary precis
  summery like summer
     
  sundae ice cream with syrup on it
  Sunday first day of the week
     

symbol, see: cymbal

 

T

  tach short for tachometer
  tack small nail
     
  tacks small nails
  tax governmental tithe
     
  tail spinal appendage
  tale story
     
  tailer one who hauls in on a ship’s line
  tailor one who makes clothes
     
  taper wedge-shaped
  tapir hoglike, Malaysian mammal
     
  tare allowance for the weight of packing materials
  tear to rip
     
  taught past tense of teach
  taut stretched tight
     
  tea herbal infusion
  tee golfball prop
  ti musical note
     
  team a group working together
  teem to swarm
     
  teaming a fortuitous pairing
  teeming a swarming
     
  tear eyeball lubricant
  tier a horizontal row
     
  teas more than one herbal infusion
  tease tantalize
  tees more than one tee
     
  tenner English slang for a ten pound note
  tenor tendency
     
  tense nervous
  tents more than one temporary shelter
     
  tern a shorebird
  terne alloy of lead and tin
  turn rotate
     
  Thai from Thailand
  tie a draw
     
  the denoting persons already mentioned
  thee objective case of thou
     
  their belonging to them
  there a place
  they’re contraction of “they are”
     
  threw to propel by hand
  through from end to end
     
  throe a spasm of pain
  throw to discharge through the air
     
  throes spasms of pain
  throws discharging through the air
     
  throne the royal seat
  thrown was hurled
     
  thyme herb
  time natures way of keeping everything from happening at once
     
  tic twitch
  tick small noise; parasitic bug
     
  ticks the sounds of a clock
  tics more than one twitch
     
  tide periodic ebb and flow of oceans
  tied passed tense of tie
     
  tighten to make tighter
  titan a giant
     
  timber wood for building
  timbre musical quality
     
  tire round, rubber things on your car
  tyer one who ties
     
  to toward
  too also
  two a couple
     
  toad frog
  toed having toes
  towed pulled ahead
     
  tocsin an alarm
  toxin a poison
     
  tocsins more than one alarm
  toxins more than one poisons
     
  toe forepart of the foot
  tow to pull ahead
     
  told what was spoken
  tolled a bell was rung
     
  tole lacquered metalware
  toll a tax or charge
     
  ton 2000 lbs.
  Tun a large cask
     
  tongue mouth muscle
  tung Chinese tree and its oil (similar to linseed)
     
  toon cartoon personality
  tune song
     
  tort a sweet cake for lawyers
  torte a sweet cake for kids
     
  tough difficult
  tuff a stratified, porous rock
     
  tracked having tracks
  tract a plot of land
     
  tray a platter
  trey three; Bill Gates’ nickname
     
  troop a company of soldiers
  troup a company of actors
     
  trooper a private soldier
  trouper a staunch colleague
     
  troopers several soldiers
  troupers multiple actors
     
  trussed tied up
  trust faith
     

U

 

Unix, see: eunuchs

 

URL, see: e’er,

 

urn, see: earn

 

use, see: ewes

 

V

  vain worthless
  vane flat piece moving with the air
  vein blood vessel
     
  vale valley
  veil gauzy fabric
     
  vary to change
  very extremely
     
  verses paragraphs
  versus against
     
  vial narrow glass container
  vile despicable
  viol stringed instrument
     
  vice bad habit
  vise bench-mounted clamp
     

W

 

The “W” section is specially dedicated to Lem Bingley.

  WACs members of the Women’s Army Corps
  wax candle stuff
  whacks several blows
     
  wade walk in shallow water
  weighed weight was measured
     
  wail a cry
  wale welt; corduroy ridge
  whale large oceanic mammal
     
  wain a wagon
  wane decrease
  Wayne a man’s name
     
  waist between ribs and hips
  waste make ill use of
     
  wait remain in readiness
  weight an amount of heaviness
     
  waive give up rights
  wave undulating motion
     
  waiver contract for giving up rights
  waver rocking motion
     
  Wales Western division of UK
  wales corduroy ridges
  whales a pod of ocean mammals
     
  walk perambulate
  wok Chinese cooking pan
     
  walks moves by foot
  woks salient feature of a Chinese kitchen
     
  want desire
  wont accustomed
     
  war large scale armed conflict
  wore past tense of wear
     
  ware merchandise
  wear attire
  where a place
     
  warn to advise of a hazard
  worn displaying evidence of use
     
  warrantee one who is protected by a guarantee
  warranty a guarantee
     
  warship naval implement of destruction
  worship revere in a religious manner
     
  wary cautious
  wherry light row boat
     
  way path or direction
  weigh to measure weight
  whey watery part of milk
     
  we us
  wee very small
     
  we’d contraction of “we would”
  weed like how our flowers won’t grow
     
  we’ll contraction of “we will”
  wheel what we keep reinventing
     
  we’re contraction of “we are”
  weir a low dam, or a fence in a river for catching fish
     
  we’re contraction of “we are”
  were past tense plural of “to be”
  whir prolonged swish or buzz
     
  we’ve contraction of “we have”
  weave to make cloth
     
  weak not strong
  week seven days
     
  weal a skin welt
  wheel what we in Silicon Valley continually reinvent
     
  weald a rural area
  wheeled having wheels
  wield to apply or use
     
  weather meteorological conditions
  wether a castrated ram
  whether if it be the case
     
  weld to join metal by melting its edges
  welled pouring forth
     
  wen a benign skin tumor
  when at a specific time
     
  wet watery
  whet prime
     
  which selection
  witch broomstick ridin’ crones
     
  whig supporter of American revolution
  wig false hairpiece
     
  while during
  wile craft
     
  whiled passing the time
  wild untamed
     
  whine annoying cry
  wine fermented grape juice
     
  whined past tense of whine
  wind what you do to a clockwork
  wined drank well of spirits
     
  whirled rapidly rotated
  world Earth
     
  whirred made a whizzing or buzzing sound
  word a speech sound
     
  whit insignificant amount
  wit cleverness; sense of humor
     
  whither to which place, point, condition, etc.?
  wither shrivel up
     
  who’s contraction of “who is”
  whose belonging to whom
     
  whoa equestrian directive to stop
  woe despair
     

whole, see: hole

 

wholly, see: holey

 

whore, see: hoar

 

whored, see: hoard

  why how come?
  wye the shape of the letter “Y”
     

won, see: one

  won’t contraction of “will not”
  wont accustomed
     
  wood what trees are made of
  would will do
     
  worst least best
  wurst sausage
     

wrack, see: rack

 

wrap, see: rap

 

wrapped, see: rapped

 

wreak, see: reek

 

wreck, see: reck

 

wrest, see: rest

 

wretch, see: retch

 

wright, see: right

 

wring, see: ring

 

write, see: right

 

wrote, see: rote

 

wrought, see: rot

 

wry, see: rye

 

X

 

xi, see: psi

 

Y

  y’all Southern contraction of “you all”
  yawl two-masted sailboat with mizzenmast abaft the tiller
     
  yack informal talk
  yak long-haired Tibetan ox
     

yew, see: ewe

 

yews, see: ewes

  yoke oxen harness
  yolk yellow egg center
     
  yokes more than one harness
  yolks an omelet
     
  yore the past
  you’re contraction of “you are”
  your belonging to you
     

you, see: ewe

  you’ll contraction of “you will”
  yule Christmas
     

Z

 

Sets of homonyms: 706
 
 



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