"Homo" means "same";
"phones" means "sound" or pronunciation;
It can be deduced from the above that:
Homo \(+\) phone \(=\) same \(+\) sound \(=\) Words with same pronunciation but with different meanings.
Homo \(+\) nyms \(=\) same \(+\) spelling \(=\) Words with the same spelling but with different meanings.
A homograph means each of the two (or more) words that are spelt the same but have different meanings from different origins. They may be pronounced the same, or in different ways - if pronounced the same, it is called homonyms.
Homonyms: (same pronunciation)
1. Bat - animal; Bat - a sports accessory.
2. Fine - a penalty; Fine - good quality or being.
3. Can - able to; Can - a container.
Some homonyms from the "Learning the Game" are:
Cricket- A game
Bat- Used in a game
A nocturnal animal.
Will- Emphasising on doing something
Break- A short recess.
To destroy something
Park- A place for recreation
To park a vehicle
Coach- A person who trains
A train's compartment