Homographs For Survey

February 24, 2012

(Definitions from Marian-Webster Online unless otherwise marked with an *)


one of two or more words spelled alike but different in meaning or derivation or pronunciation


1. moderately cold : lacking in warmth

2. marked by steady dispassionate calmness and self-control


1. a usually wooden implement used for hitting the ball in various games

2. nocturnal usually frugivorous or insectivorous flying mammals


1. satisfied

2. something contained; topics or matter treated in a written work


1. marked by impartiality and honesty; just*

2. a gathering of stalls and amusements for pubic entertainment*; buyers and sellers in a

particular place


1. free from impurity; very well

2. a forfeiture or penalty paid to an injured party in a civil action


1. to alleviate the grief, sense of loss, or trouble

2. an electronic system that connects to a display


1. to motion with the hands or with something held in them in signal or salute

2. a shape or or outline having successive curves


1. a posted command, warning, or direction

2. to affix one’s name to; ratify or attest by hand or seal


1. a symbol usually written or printed representing a speech sound

2. a direct or personal written or printed message addresses to a person or organization


1. human upper limbs

2. a means (as a weapon) of offense or defense

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