what word in the english language has the most homonyms?
- David PresentsLv 61 decade agoFavorite Answer
are (not the verb, but the unit of land measurement, which is pronounced the same as "air")
- Bad Kitty!Lv 71 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
- 5 years ago
Fear (scared of)
Fare (chances, "How would you fare against a bear with no weapons")
Fair (gathering, carnival etc.)
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- 4 years ago
poor ( has no money)
pore (sweat glands)
paw (part of an animal)
pour (rapid flow)Source(s): Claire Bear