what word in the english language has the most homonyms?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    air

    are (not the verb, but the unit of land measurement, which is pronounced the same as "air")

    e'er

    ere

    err

    heir

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  • 3 years ago

    Word With Most Homophones

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  • 1 decade ago

    I'm not sure about words that are strictly homonyms, but, even according to the most restrictive definitions, various pairs of sounds and meanings of bow and bough are homonyms, homographs, homophones, heterophones, heterographs, and are polysemous.

    * bow - To bend forward at the waist in respect (e.g. "bow down")

    * bow - the front of the ship (e.g. "bow and stern")

    * bow - the weapon which shoots arrows (e.g. "bow and arrow")

    * bow - a kind of tied ribbon (e.g. bow on a present, a bowtie)

    * bow - to bend outward at the sides (e.g. a "bow-legged" cowboy)

    * bough - a branch on a tree. (e.g. "when the bough breaks...")

    * bō - a long staff, usually made of tapered hard wood or bamboo

    * beau--a male paramour

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  • 5 years ago

    Fair (looks/skin)

    Fair (unbiased)

    Fare ($)

    Fear (scared of)

    Fare (chances, "How would you fare against a bear with no weapons")

    Fair (gathering, carnival etc.)

    then also:

    Affair and

    Warfare

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  • 4 years ago

    poor ( has no money)

    pore (sweat glands)

    poor (pity)

    paw (part of an animal)

    pour (rapid flow)

    Source(s): Claire Bear
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