A Complete List of Homonyms





Homonyms are the words that sound like one another, particularly when that are pronounced the same way but spelt differently.

The Concise Oxford Dictionary defines a homonym as: each of the two or more words having the same spelling and/or pronunciation or different spelling and/or pronunciation but different meanings and origins.

Example: Pole and Pole

The first Pole refers to a citizen of Poland who could either be referred to as Polish or a Pole. The second Pole refers to a bamboo pole or any other wooden pole.

This is The Complete List of Homonyms beginning with
B.


Bail:

The temporary release of an accused person awaiting trial, sometimes on the condition that a sum of money is deposited in the court to guarantee their appearance in the court at a future date

1. To scoop water out of a ship or a boat

2. To make an emergency descent by parachute from an aircraft

3. To rescue someone from a difficulty

Bale: A bundle of hay or dry grass


Bait:

Food used to entice fish or other animals as prey

To deliberately annoy, taunt or torment somebody

Bate: (Of a hawk) beat wings in agitation and flutter off a perch (term used in falconry)


Bald: A hair less person

Bawled: To have cried loudly


Band :

1: A small group of musicians and vocalists

2: A small group of people who have common interests and purposes

Banned: Something that is disallowed or illegal


Bard: A poet, traditionally one reciting epics (the Bard is a reference to William Shakespeare)

Barred:

1. enclosed by poles or bars

2. Prohibited to do some thing and from going from some where


Bare: Naked or without any covering

Bear:

1. A large, heavy mammal of the family Ursidae, of which there are several species, the largest being the Kodiak Bear of the Arctic regions

2. (Stock Exchange) A person who sells shares hoping to buy them back later at lower price

Bear:

1. Manage to tolerate (pain or problem etc…)

2. Give birth to a child


Bark: The tough outer covering of a tree

Bark: The sharp explosive cry of a dog, fox or a seal

Bark: To utter (a command or order) abruptly and aggressively

Braque: A sailing ship, typically with three masts


Baron:

1. A member of the lowest order of British nobility, minor royalty

2. A powerful person in business or industry( for instance a press baron or a liquor baron)

Barren:

1. (of land) Too poor or infertile to produce much or any vegetarian

2. (of tree or a plant) Not producing any fruit or seed

3. ( of a female animal or woman) Unable to bear offspring or a child

4. Bleak and lifeless


Baul: Singing minstrels of Bengal and Bangladesh

Bawl:

1. To shout noisily or angrily

2. To weep noisily


Beach:

1. A pebbly or sandy shore at the edge of the sea or a lake

2. To bring into the beach from water

Beech: A large tree with smooth grey bark, glossy leaves and hard, pale, fine-grained wood


Berry: A small juicy fruit without a stone

Bury:

1. Put or hide understood

2. {lace a dead body in the earth or in a tomb

3. Cause to disappear or to become unnoticeable

4. involve oneself deeply in something


Berth:

1. A ship’s allotted place at a wharf or dock

2. Moor or moored in a berth

3. Provide a berth for a passenger on a train

Birth:

1. The emergence of a body or the young creature from the body of its mother

2. The start of life as a physically separate being

3. The beginning of something, the origin, descent, ancestry


Better: Superior, in a more advanced stage

Bettor: A person who plays or places a bet


Bite:

1. Use the teeth to cut something into pieces

2. (Of a fish) Take the bait at the end of the fishing net into mouth

3. (Of a policy or situation)Take effect with unpleasant consequences

Byte: (Computing) a group of binary digits or bits (usually eight) operated on a unit


Bloc: An alliance or a group (of political parties or countries)

Block:

1. A large solid piece of hard material with flat surface on each side

2. A large single building subdivided into separate flats or offices

3. An obstacle to the smooth or normal progress or functioning of something


Boar: A wild pig found in the jungle

Boer: A south African of Dutch descent

Boor: A rough and bad-mannered person, tasteless buffoon

Bore:

1. To make a hole in something

2. The hollow part inside a gun barrel or other tube

3. A dull and uninteresting person or activity

4. Make somebody feel weary and uninterested by virtue of being dull and tedious


Board:

1. A long, thin, flat piece of wood used for floors or other building purposes

2. The decision-making body of an organization

3. The provision of regular meals in return for payment or services

4. To get into a train or into a ship or into an aircraft

Bored: Weary of or uninterested in something or somebody


Bolder: More courageous or braver than somebody

Boulder: A large rock


Bole: A tree trunk

Bowl: A dish


Boos: Disparaging sounds or calls from fans

Booze: Alcohol or liquor


Borough: A town

Burrow:

1. A hole or tunnel dug by a small animal as a dwelling

2. To dig into or through something solid

Bough: A main branch of a tree


Bow:

1. A knot tied with two loops and two loose ends

2. A weapon for shooting arrows that is made of a curved piece of wood joined at both ends by a taut string

Bow:

1. Lower the head or bend the upper part of the body as a sign of respect, greeting or shame

2. Cause to bend with age or under a heavy weight

3. Give in to pressure or demands

4. Withdraw or retire from something(to bow out)


Buoy: A navigational aid

Boy: a male child


Breach:

1. An act of breaking a law or agreement or code of conduct

2. A gap in a wall or barrier, especially one made by an attacking army

Breech:

1. The part of a cannon behind the bore

2. The back part of a rifle or gun barrel


Bread:

1. Food made of flour, water and yeast, mixed together and baked

2. (Informal) Money

Bred: manner of upbringing – the past tense of breed


Broach: To raise (a sensitive) a subject for discussion

Brooch: An ornamental fastened to clothing with a hinged pin and catch

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B.


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