I think they are homonyms.
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I know that there is a name for the category of words with identical spellings but different meanings (like bat). Can anyone tell me what that name is?
Red is right, but I think the word you are looking for is homographs. Examples:Originally Posted by sjakoby
- wound, wind, saw, bear
There are also heteronyms.
produce - verb - proDUCE - pr'DUCE
produce - noun - PRODUCE
I think a "heteronym" is a specific type of "homograph" which involves a change in which part of the word is given stress. Heteronyms are often given suprafixes. This usually determines whether a word is a noun or a verb.
This would also have to do with adjectives and verbs, as in the following example.
perfect - adjective - PERf'ct -
perfect - verb - PERFECT
Produce also belongs on the list. So does fine.
Originally Posted by RonBee
Yes, it does. I've revised my previous reply.