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    Default Homophones, Homonyms, and ?

    Curious to know if there's a third category for words that are NOT pronounced the same, are spelled the same, and have different meanings. A word such as wind (blowing in the wind, to wind a clock) does not seem to be either a homophone nor a homonym.

    Thoughts? Am I missing something here?

    Thanks!

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    Default Re: Homophones, Homonyms, and ?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Grammar Goddess
    Curious to know if there's a third category for words that are NOT pronounced the same, are spelled the same, and have different meanings. A word such as wind (blowing in the wind, to wind a clock) does not seem to be either a homophone nor a homonym.

    Thoughts? Am I missing something here?

    Thanks!
    Homograph
    One of two or more words that have the same spelling (i.e. graphics) but differ in origin, meaning, and sometimes pronunciation, such as fair (pleasing in appearance) and fair (market) or wind [wInd] and wind [waind].

    SOURCE: OneLook on-line Dictionary

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    Hiya
    I think your orignal query is quite old but regarding the homonyms and homophones with the word wind - blowing in and wind - up the clock. This word is a homograph i.e. spelt the same but does not sound the same. Another example is bow - tie and bow - accept applause.
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    Hi Grenville, welcome to the forums!
    It's not a good idea to answer queries that old, especially if the are already answered.

    If you have a question, on the other hand, do post it on the Ask A Teacher forum - or any other if appropriate, for that matter.

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    Ivan.

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    Default Re: Homophones, Homonyms, and ?

    Quote Originally Posted by IvanV View Post

    Hi Grenville, welcome to the forums!
    It's not a good idea to answer queries that old, especially if the are already answered.

    If you have a question, on the other hand, do post it on the Ask A Teacher forum - or any other if appropriate, for that matter.

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    Ivan.
    You're right Ivan, but as it happens Grenville's example is OK. It might have appeared already, but in case it hasn't - it's OK.

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    Gotcha!

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